July 21, 2022

Craigellachie 13!

Craigellachie 13!
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On today's episode we have a glass of Craigellachie 13!  A speyside that makes up a large part of the dewars blend that holds its own by itself.this is our first Speyside and makes a mellow drink, but a bit more body than a normal speyside. All that and more on today's episode of Whiskey Chasers! 

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Craigellachie 13 year

Spirit: Scotch

Price: $55

Region: speyside


  • Water is sourced from the river spey
  • Milder and fruity
  • 50% of scotch is made in this small region


  • Now owned by bacardi and operated by dewar and sons
  • The name is a town and means “rocky hill” it's named after a cliff overlooking the river spey
  • It opened in 1891 by a group of blenders and merchants, led by Alexander Edward
  • It passed through a lot of hands
    • Peter Mackie in 1916
      • His uncle and he worked at Lagavulin (islay) and later founded white horse distilling which is today used in lagavulan
    • Distillkery company limited in 1927, 
    • SMD in 1930
    • Had a reconstruction in 1964 when they doubled there stills
    • 1998 bought by dewar and sons
  • Few bottles are released from the distillery, it is mostly a place to get product to blend.
  • It is a large part of the dewars blend
  • In 2014 they released this bottle, the 13 year as well as a 17, 19, and 23 year, as partr of the dewars “last great malts of scotland”