Craigellachie 1997 Connoisseurs Choice Single Speyside Malt Whisky

70cl/46% In the mid-1960s Gordon & MacPhail took the unprecedented step of launching a range of single malts under the brand name ‘Connoisseurs Choice’. Until this time, many of the whiskies the range featured would not have been available as single malt. Today, Connoisseurs Choice retains this exclusive nature with a range of rare and sought after single malts from distilleries throughout Scotland. TASTING NOTE Colour: Dark Straw. WITHOUT WATER: Nose: Light and fruity with hints of lemon and kiwi. Coconut and toasted malt aromas linger. Palate: Chilli spice initially on the palate, raspberries and dark chocolate flavours develop with a lingering hint of tobacco. WITH WATER: Nose: Sweet and fruity with pineapple, lemon and apricot jam aromas. A subtle hint of smoke and a vanilla edge develops. Palate: Chilli spice with fresh fruit flavours of grapefruit and peach. Body: Medium. Finish: Long and balanced. Cask Type(s): 1st Fill Sherry Hogsheads. Whisky Style: Summer Dram.