THE ART OF MATURATION SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY BENCHMARK
CRAIGELLACHIE AGED 8 YEARS – Distilled 2007
The Craigellachie Distillery is an unmissable sight, with its traditional pagoda and glass-walled stillhouse in the heart of Speyside. Proudly displayed are their handsome copper stills, easily seen from the outside, giving you an idea of the power that makes Scotch whisky.
THE ART OF MATURATION
This unusually heavy Speyside spirit has been taken through an unusual and complicated maturation by the Murray McDavid Whisky Creations Team.
Starting life in a refill American oak barrel, this rich Speyside single malt was split into three unique and unusually sized casks.
30-gallon casks from the Koval Distillery were seasoned with rich, flavoursome rum. Some of the Craigellachie spirit was then filled into these casks to further mature.
One of Murray McDavid’s uniquely coopered ‘Coleburn Drums’ (casks which resemble a bass drum) was also seasoned with 160 litres of rum before being filled with the remaining whisky.
After a brief maturation in these unique casks, the spirit, which had developed a sweet, honied aroma, was married and bottled.