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Cragganmore 12 Year Old
 58.4%   |    70cl

An unusual smoky expression of a Speyside classic, never released before, matured in refill American oak casks. Usually unpeated, Cragganmore is a highly respected Speyside malt founded by a giant among distillers, Jon Smith. The ethereal aromas are among the most complex to be found in any malt and a fitting match for the ghostly flight of the Barn Owl as it quarters the twilight Speyside glens in search of its prey.
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An unusual smoky expression of a Speyside classic, never released before, matured in refill American oak casks. Usually unpeated, Cragganmore is a highly respected Speyside malt founded by a giant among distillers, Jon Smith. The ethereal aromas are among the most complex to be found in any malt and a fitting match for the ghostly flight of the Barn Owl as it quarters the twilight Speyside glens in search of its prey.

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Cragganmore 12 Year Old
Taste the character and craft in every drop.

Region

Speyside.

Appearance

Pale straw.

Nose

A mild nose overall, with light prickle.

Body

Light to medium.

Palate

Pleasantly smooth in texture; the taste is immediately rich, sweet and savoury, then unexpectedly and appealingly becomes smoky.

Finish

Pleasantly smooth in texture; the taste is immediately rich, sweet and savoury, then unexpectedly and appealingly becomes smoky.

Information

Distillery: Cragganmore

Age: 12 Years Old

Strength: 58.4% ABV

Region: Speyside

Appearance

Pale straw, unoaked white wine. Good beading.

Nose

A mild nose overall, with light prickle. The aroma is initially elusive, both sweet (boiled sweets, apple pie) and savoury (soft leather, sanded wood), and with a wisp of fragrant peat-smoke. Ashy notes, as with a spent fire. A drop of water sweetens and mellows the nose further. Becomes more smoky in the development.

Palate

At natural strength, pleasantly smooth in texture; the taste is immediately rich, sweet and savoury, then unexpectedly and appealingly becomes smoky. Adding a drop of water makes it really smooth, and slightly sweeter, yet it remains appetisingly savoury. The spiciness and smokiness still come through, and linger in the finish.

Finish

Smoothly smoky, spicy and warming; lightly drying, with a lingering thread of smoke and a pleasing aftertaste. With water, smoother and longer. Leaves an intriguing memory of smoke on the tongue.