smoky
sweet
honey
orange zest
herbs
caramel
malt
vanilla
nutty
Spiral Cragganmore 12 Year Old
Cragganmore
12 Year Old
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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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!
  
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    12 Year Old

Cragganmore 12 Year Old

(0.7l, 40%)


7.6/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Cragganmore 12 Year Old
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
 
guest
guest,
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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