We’ve looked at the 13yo, 17yo and the 23yo expressions from the Craigellachie distillery, as well as the award-winning 31yo expression too. As mentioned before, Craigellachie, like most distilleries, had spent its life providing fillings for blends. This isn’t unusual. After all, 90% of the Scotch whisky sold globally is blended. Malt distilleries, by and large, exist to provide liquid for those blends. However, this doesn’t mean that the whiskies they produce are inferior to those who have gained fame as single malt brands. Whilst sampling these Scotches I’ve always made reference to their meaty, full-bodied notes with a hint of sulphur and this in fact is due to the worm tubs used. This is actually an old-fashioned way of condensing alcohol vapour back into liquid form of scotch, not many distilleries use this method today and still believe this lends more character to the whisky, making Craigellechie even more unique and today you have a chance to win one of their single malt expressions.
We decided to run a competition with Craigellachie to win a bottle of their 17yo expression that will be shipped to the winner (worldwide), in celebration of their 31yo expression that won world single malt whisky of 2017. How to enter the competition? It is actually rather simply really. All you have to do is follow the @craigellachie Instagram page and regram (re-post) this image, on Instagram, using the hashtag #bexsonncraigellachie17 – also tagging @craigellachie too. A winner will be chosen at random next week Monday the 3rd July 2017 at 12pm BST.