An 11-year-old Craigellachie from James Eadie's "Cask Finishes" series, this has seen the inside of a first-fill oloroso cask.
This was distilled 28 January 2009 and was finished for 7 months in a European oak first-fill oloroso hogshead. Bottled 2020, it was drawn from cask #354551 at 53.6%. The cask yielded 302 bottles.
Craigellachie famously uses worm tubs to condense its spirits during distillation, meaning the spirit pases through a copper pipe spiral in a vat filled with water. The traditional method, it creates heavy, meaty spirits that showcase great texture and complexity with age.
Here that has been balanced by the oloroso hogshead, which will provide sweetness amongst the savoury.
James Eadie is an independent bottler that takes the name of a 160-year-old brand, named after the famed brewer of the same name. Born 1827, Eadie was perhaps best known for his self-made brewery but also released a brand of blended Scotch, under the Trade Mark “X” brand.
Over 110 years after his death in 1904, Rupert Patrick – a great-grandson of Eadie – has brought the name back with the blend but also a single malt, single cask bottling arm. Patrick had worked form Macleod Distillers, Beam Suntory and Diageo before stepping out on his own and is recognised as a Keeper of the Quaich.
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