An exceptionally smooth Speyside malt in Olorosso sherry oak casks and bottled at 40.2%. Softly aged from 8 – 12 years, Creag Dhu is rich, spicy and delicate. Non-peated with a warm and remarkably long finish. The whisky is intrinsically connected to nature, the peatlands and the historic mountain that it is named after. Medium-bodied, with notes of date and walnut cake, spicy caramel, Oloroso sherry, and hints of earthy forest. A light base of malt, with toffee apple and a touch of smoke.
The Mountain of Creag Dhu (The Black Rocky Hill) is the iconic mountain by Strathmashie Distillery overlooking the River Spey in the Cairngorms National Park; steeped in ancient history and surrounded by beautiful and wild peatlands. At the geographical centre of Scotland, Creag Dhu has for centuries been an important meeting place of the clans. Its cliffs hid Bonnie Prince Charlie after the battle of Culloden and until recently have sheltered a long and colourful heritage of illicit distilling.
Saving the Peatlands Every bottle of Creag Dhu donates money to preserving the peatlands of Scotland, nature’s great carbon store to protect against global warming. The peatlands of Scotland with their golden eagles, red deer, plant life and other diverse wildlife are one of the last great wildernesses and nature reserves of Europe.