Cragganmore Natural Cask Strength Limited Release 2016
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Cragganmore
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation ex-Sherry; refill Bourbon; reconditioned Bourbon
  • Alcohol 55.7%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • anise
  • woody
  • vanilla
  • dates
  • raspberry
  • pear
  • clove
  • nutmeg
  • cocoa

Cragganmore

Natural Cask Strength Limited Release 2016 (0.75l, 55.7%)

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Another Special Release from Cragganmore that is a brilliant delight.

1869 was a very good year. Mahatma Gandhi was born, Leo Tolstoy published War and Peace, and Cragganmore Distillery was founded by John Smith near the waters of the Craggan Burn. Smith was an experienced distiller who had served as manager at The Macallan, Glenlivet, Glenfarclas, and Wishaw. Their Whiskies have been included in premium blends since day one, and their Single Malt releases are followed by a legion of fans. Today they are part of the Classic Malts range.

Each year, Diageo issues a handful of "Special Releases." It is considered a place of honor to be in that release. Cragganmore has made the list many times, and a lot of folks think that the 2016 was one of the best.

Cragganmore Natural Cask Strength Limited Release 2016 does not have an age statement because it is a Single Malt assembled from superior aging casks of various vintages selected from the warehouse by hand. Those Spirits were aged in several cask types include ex-Sherry, refill Bourbon, and reconditioned Bourbon. They only made 4,932 bottles of the stuff at cask strength of 55.7% ABV, but we came across a hidden stash so you can still get one if you act fast.

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Cragganmore
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation ex-Sherry; refill Bourbon; reconditioned Bourbon
  • Alcohol 55.7%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Crystal Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is powerful and dense with notes of anise, exotic woods, vanilla, medjool, and lokum.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate opens with tart raspberry, pear compote, clove, nutmeg, cocoa, and vanilla cream.

Finish
The finish is long with more fruit and baking spices.

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  • anise
  • woody
  • vanilla
  • dates
  • raspberry
  • pear
  • clove
  • nutmeg
  • cocoa
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Cragganmore still uses worm tubs to cool their Whisky after distillation. This is rather rare these days.
First-class Whiskies are 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, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Cragganmore means "large rock" in Gaelic.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Cragganmore still uses worm tubs to cool their Whisky after distillation. This is rather rare these days.
First-class Whiskies are 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, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Cragganmore means "large rock" in Gaelic.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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