Cragganmore 12 Year Old

Cragganmore 12 Year Old

(0.7l, 40%)


7.6/10
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The unknown Speysider.
 
The Cragganmore distillery was established by John Smith in 1869. The site was meticulously chosen for its proximity of a water source and because it was so close to the newly built Strathspey Railway. Smith had a long and colourful career, working as a distiller for The Macallan, Glenlivet and Glenfarclas before he set off on his own path. Cragganmore is owned by Diageo nowadays but the spirit of the past remains alive in the distillery. The uniqueness of the dram that is produced by Cragganmore comes from the second distillation. The stills used are special in every aspect as they have a flat top and are very short, resulting in a meaty and complex Whisky.
 
Cragganmore 12 YO is everything a Speyside Whisky should be. A smoky, almost sweet dram without any peatiness involved in it. An easy dram that delivers more than you would think!
  

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smoky
sweet
honey
orange zest
herbs
caramel
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vanilla
nutty
What does Cragganmore 12 Year Old taste like?

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First-class Whisky is taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Golden amber.
 
Smell / Nose
Sweet scents of vanilla and honey with essences of flowers and herbs in the background.
 
Taste / Palate
Malty, nutty, neat taste with oak and sandalwood flying around the tasting buds. 
 
Finish
A long smoky and sweet finish, yeah reeeaaally sweet.
 

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Ratings & Reviews
Alexandra
Alexandra,
Super sweet and a little Smokey. Great scotch for people who like bourbon.
 
Burton
Burton,
A light hint of smoke along with some vanilla and some fruit. A pleasant dram.
 
Kent
Kent,
Smooth and mild, but the smokey with that hint of chemically is just not my thing. I think it has a pleasing blend of complexity... just not my profile.
 
Sei-IS
Sei-IS,
Orange zest is always a surprise for me because in a Whisky it just does not feel it should be included. But then I remember that tasting any whisky is a journey from the nose to the finish... and for me both should be long so it is not a sprint but a marathon. Cragganmore delivers from the zesty herbs long breath of the nose to the Smoke on the lasting finish this journey is a pleasure and one that I enjoy repeating in every dram. However you need to be patience as the real journey only starts after the 3rd or forth sip when the depth of sweet honey and vanilla nose becomes the baseline for the taste of this 12 year old.
 
Owen
Owen,
Yes
 
Tucker
Tucker,
About as much peat as you'd expect from a Speyside, but more sweet with a slightly citrusy finish that lingers on the tongue. Enjoyable and sippable - great to have in the home bar for any scotch lover.
 
Bradley
Bradley,
Wasn’t a fan of the taste on this one
 
Bart
Bart,
Love the floral gentleness of this malt. Long but light finish. Don’t get any smoke. Can’t go wrong with this Speyside. 👍
 
James
James,
Very smooth and nice fruity flavor.
 
Chris
Chris,
Relatively unimpressed, even after buying for an on sale price point. Smoky, yes. But with an acidic finish.
 
Christian
Christian,
Wonderful flavor. Super Smokey. Very very smooth. Leaves an oily finish.
 
Clayton
Clayton,
Lovely woody, strong character. Excellent!
 
guest
guest,
Nice flavor and richness
 
Alejandro
Alejandro,
Very light in the nose, nothing remarkable
 
sarah
sarah,
A friends favorite that is quickly becoming among my top liked. Sweet and nice mouth feel.
 
Giacomo
Giacomo,
Sweet and Nice
 
guest
guest,
Easy to drink classic speyside
 
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