Craiglodge 1998 Distillery Select
Added on Thursday, Nov 8, 2007 at 12:00 AM
  Bottler: OB (Loch Lomond)
  Age: 8 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1998 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 45.00 % Region: Highland
  Price: $70 Availability: Specialty Stores
Distilled March 26 1998    Bottled June 12th 2006
Cask #139    330 bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Peated whisky matured in a sherry cask can be a wonderful thing. Or it can be like this, where the two flavors just don't cooperate with each other.   
Nose is kind of gaseous (read: farty) sherry.  The palate is smoky and chocolatey, with the smoke being of a type that's a whole lot like the smell outside my window right now (Nov. 2008, there's serious fires near LA) and that's half bad/good (meaning in the whisky, not for California).  Worth trying for the sort of odd flavor and type of smoke. 

n:  Stale sherry.  Farty and sulfurous.


p:  Tar bucket with a stale twist.  Definitely peated. Definitely different.  Definitely not great. 

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