Craigellachie 17 year old
The Craigellachie 17 year old is among the maltiest whiskies on the market at this time. Craigellachie uses its own homegrown Malted barley. A uniquely heavy style of Barley is perfect as a heavy ground malt. While other whiskies use a less heavily ground grain, Craigellachie 17 use of this style of grain has led to a far maltier taste and style of whisky. One of the most noteworthy aspects of the distillery is the use of a worm condenser. This has created the higher amount of the malt and smooth taste that this whisky has become so well know for.
Founded in 1891 during the whisky boom of the 19th century. The distillery has produced a distinct whisky that has been popular in blends. The distillery was acquired by John Dewar and Sons (a subsidiary of Bacardi) in 1998. These days there is an official release from the distillery. Previously only independent single malt releases were available. This distillery produces whisky that ends up, for the most part, in the Dewars blends.