Craigellachie is the rock at the heart of Speyside, yet is anything but your typical 'Speyside' whisky. Considered old fashioned even in 1891, its muscular, robustness come from the use of oil fired malt and worm tub condensers. It's this full, yet aromatic, character that has made Craigellachie a prized malt for blending since the late 19th century.
Speyside whiskies are known to be fruity and floral, but as the bad boy of Speyside Craigellachie defies with its oil fired, rich character. Craigellachie 13 is matured in a mixture of both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. The bourbon casks bring vanilla, toffee and fudge notes to the fore, and the sherry casks provide richness and complexity.