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Cragganmore ( Official) - 12 years - 12 y.o. - 40,0%
 alt=12F: 7E: 82/100


Cragganmore 12 years

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Bottler:
Official
Age:
12 years
Alcohol:
40,0%
Collection:
Classic Malts
Bottle details:
average
82/100
(82,38)
price class:

12 notes disponibles en français
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Jean-Marie Putz

Cragganmore is United Distillers' choice for representing the Speyside area in the "Classic Malts" collection. UDV could have made a worse choice. This bottle, modest by its price, is rather ambitious by its taste and its aftertaste. Lots of aromas and fragrances are present from the first nosing, which is rather unusual for a malt from this area. I really recommend this bottle.
79/1002003

Jean-Marie Putz

Nothing new for the fifth tasting...
84/1002005

Henrik Johansson

Apperance: Coppertoned full gold.

Nose: First impression is of fresh fruits. Refreshing and sweet. Vanilla and fruit brandy. Buttery. Diluted dram is dryer with a slight wooden aroma. Complex.

Body: Light to medium but very firm and smooth. Palate: Easy going. Semi sweet with a wide range of fruits. Long finish with outstanding complexity. Dried fruits, floral notes, butter, oak and leather.

Comments: A very good Speyside malt. I don't seem to rate it as high as the experts do, and I usually prefer The Glenlivet and The Macallan 12 Year bottlings to this one when it comes to Speysiders. Probably due to lacking experience. This is a very nuanced single malt. I'll get another bottle of Cragganmore in a couple of years and see what I think then.
85/1002009

Jean-Marie Putz

The nose is pleasantly marked by an harmonious mix of plum malt and sherry hints. After a short while, some spices arrive together with a light touch of smoke.
The mouth is relatively complex with a kind of dominance by cereals and some slightly spiced and clearly salted notes.
The finish is very smooth with first some malted hints quickly followed by more bitter notes.
79/1002007

Jean-Marie Putz

The nose is rather pleasant.
A second tasting did nod deny the first one. The taste is slightly salted, complex and really representative of the whiskies of that area.
The pleasant finish confirms the impressions of the first tasting.
84/1002004

Jean-Marie Putz

The third tasting just confirms the two preceding ones: very pleasant small, slightly smokes, followed bay a very rich and complex taste, associated to a nice finish with an average length.
84/1002004

Jean-Marie Putz

The nose was rather smoky and complex at the fourth tasting, with clear hints of citrus fruit.
The taste in the palate is influenced by smoke on the background, and is rather salted, which is characteristic of whiskies from more Northern or closer to the sea areas.
A nice finish, and an excellent whisky.
84/1002005

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