Alright! Something from the cabinet - a core range bottling from Craigellachie.
1.0 (Deep copper)
Rough - in a good way. There's certainly some "dirt" here. Those kind of notes can be hard to describe sometimes, but I'm leaning towards a combination of herbal, slightly earthy and spicy. That's not all of course! Fruit for sure, fresh and a bit citric. Grapefruit.
More fruit here, more of peaches and tropical fruit. Toffee (like it says on the label, who would have thought) and some vanilla. Oilier than the average.
Back to some of that dirt - lingering earth notes, quite salty and toasted. Peppery. Reminiscent of smoke, but not peat. Still a good bit of oranges and maybe even a little bit of banana.
Not a nice and smooth whisky for sure, but an easy drinker nonetheless. Just the right amount of grime to make it interesting, but not off-putting. It has a lot of well-aged qualities and a deep, nice fruity profile to go with all the edginess, and I like it a lot.
83 / 100