Craigduff is an experimental peated whisky produced at the Glen Keith distillery. This was distilled on the 4th April 1973 before a 38 year maturation period in a single refill sherry butt (number 2517). Bottled on the 8th June 2011 by Signatory for their superb Cask Strength Collection, there are just 442 numbered bottles of this stuff, all at natural cask strength. Product pictured is 36yrs not 33yrs.
Nose: Toffee and supple sherry, a little dry oak, cocoa and soft wood smoke drifting up from an oak fire with a sprig of rosemary thrown in for good measure. Quite a bit of sweetness too.
Palate: Gently sweet, cedar, maple syrup and chocolate. Coffee beans, herbal and intense.
Finish: Good length with hints of peat smoke and tar on the finish, with a big whack of barley malt.