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Cragganmore 12yr

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  • Distiller:

    Cragganmore

  • Bottler:

    Cragganmore

  • ABV:

    40%

  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 78
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Many Classic Malts remained as good, some ever better than earlier versions, but I’m not sure that’s the case with little Cragganmore. Next year, perhaps?
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: A chestnut note continues on the tongue where, on the finish, a hint of smoke lurks.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: It is a shame that this whisky doesn't get heralded more than it does, but then again, maybe it's okay to keep this one a secret.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: This would be fantastic at a higher abv, but that can be experienced in the several special editions or independent bottlings available for those willing to do some sleuthing.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: Palate entry is round, borderline plump, breakfast-cereal sweet, and honeyed; at midpalate, there's a slightly oily peat smoke. Sweetly concludes with the focus on the malt.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Not super complex, but entirely enjoyable. I am sort of kicking myself for taking so long to try this, and I thoroughly enjoyed working through this bottle. It won't blow your mind, but not every dram needs to.
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  • Intro:

    This is a 12 year age stated release from Cragganmore, one of Diageos Classic Malts. Cragganmore lies in the Speyside region, as useless of a classification as that may be, and features some proportion of sherried malt.

  • Nose:

    Sweet, fresh baked bread. Toffee, caramel apple. Light amaretto and toasted almond. Faint pear.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel, no real heat. Sweet toffee and caramel, light vanilla bean. Light toasted almonds. Faint oak presence, some sweet, bready notes. Light icing.

  • Finish:

    Short, but no heat here, either. Caramel apple, almonds, vanilla, toffee.

  • Overall:

    Not super complex, but entirely enjoyable. I am sort of kicking myself for taking so long to try this, and I thoroughly enjoyed working through this bottle. It won't blow your mind, but not every dram needs to.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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