Cragganmore 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky 70cl
Cragganmore 12 Year Whisky – A sherried 12 year old single malt from Diageo’s Classic Malts range, this bottling from the Cragganmore distillery represents Speyside and proffers a rich, slightly floral whisky with barley notes. The Speyside representative of the Classic Malts series is rich and spicy, with a very satisfying complexity and well-sherried backbone. Cragganmore is part of Diageo’s Classic Malts series. This is where they select one distillery from each geographical region of Scotland (from among their stable of distilleries) to showcase the “classic” malt style of that region. Cragganmore specifically represents the Speyside region in this case – which is traditionally thought of as relatively gentle malts.
Tasting Notes Of Cragganmore 12 Year Whisky
Aromatic, floral. Heather, fruit salad, creamy texture. Smoked almonds, stemmy hay.Vaguely floral, I get heather and hay most noticeably. A bit malty, with a touch of Graham cracker. Light smoke, with a bit of vegetal funk
Rich, honey, stone fruits, chestnuts, walnuts, almonds. Berries. Cream and honey to start, then caramel and vanilla notes. Apple and pear again. Malty, with Graham cracker notes. Not as much smoke as the nose suggested, but there is a little something here tingling the taste buds. A vague nuttiness. Some oak spice. Would be nice at higher strength, but actually quite drinkable as is.
Smoky, good length, delicate peppery spice. Medium length (and longer than most gentle whiskies). Smoke residue lingers, along with some bitter almonds. Peppery too now, wasn’t getting that before. A bit of fruit returns at the end. Nice, easy finish.