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Cult Calling: Rare Craigellachie Whisky Goes On Sale

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You’ll have to be quick, if you want to get your hands on a bottle of Craigellachie’s latest travel shopping exclusive. With only 1,700 bottles produced, the 33yo single malt scotch from Scotland’s Speyside region retails for £2,000 and is certain to be in high demand among whisky aficionados. Craigellachie, long used as a key ingredient for popular blended whiskies, has amassed a popular following since the launch of its single malt range in 2014. And this latest expression is bound to add a lot more admirers.

The new line is currently only available at a limited number of British airports, including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh. If stocks last, it will be available at other Dufry airport shops across Europe shortly and stores in Asia Pacific later this summer.

After the runaway success of Craigellachie’s 31yo (named the World’s Best Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2017, no less) there are great expectations for this latest release. It’s part of Dewar’s Exceptional Cask Series and hand-picked by John Dewars & Sons Malts Master and Master Blender Stephanie MacLeod. She describes the rare whisky as “a muscular Speyside malt that meets rare sherry finesse, with explosive sulphory aromas, cereal complexity and exotic fruits to result in a long creamy finish.”

PretAirporter says: This is a big, rounded, beautifully balanced whisky, with trademark Speyside sweetness and spice, and a finish that goes on into next month. Outstanding.

Zoë Pincombe
written by: Zoë Pincombe
Just out of university, Zoë comes from South West England. Enthusiastic about all things food and wine related, she enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures.