Cragganmore 12 Years Old (40%, OB, 2014)
- Speyside single malt scotch whisky
- 40% ABV, £33.83
- Score: 84/100
What they say:
Nestling on the banks of the legendary salmon river, Cragganmore is, for many, the home of the definitive Speyside malt. Hugely complex, rich with layers of flavour and a whiff of smoke in the finish.
NOSE: A combination of sweet floral fragrances, riverside herbs and flowers with some honey and vanilla.
“The most complex nose of any malt whisky.” Michael Jackson, Whisky Writer
BODY: Firm, rounded, light to medium.
PALATE: A strong malty taste with hints of sweet wood smoke and sandalwood
FINISH: A long, malt-driven finish with light smoke and hints of sweetness.
What I say:
One of my early favoured bottles during my journey through the whiskies of Scotland. I managed to polish off a bottle of Cragganmore 12 very quickly as it is so drinkable. We also sampled this during Water of Life Society (WoLS) meeting 27/02/2014 – Whisky and Cheese Pairing where it was paired with Brie, a soft cow’s milk cheese named after Brie, the French region from which it originated, / mild in flavour and slightly salty this is the perfect companion for delicately flavoured whisky such as Cragganmore.
Sweet and floral
Cereal barley, woody and delicate – mild and smooth
Short and delicate