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Campie did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

Initially for sale at under 80 quid. The fine people at Whisky-Maniac have apparently done what they do best: buying in bulk and selling at shameful prices, therewith aggrieving true whisky lovers. But actually doubling the price? I mean, come on! Santa will surely put coal in their stockings!

Lafiii scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

That is funny.
I bought this bottle for 210€ because I saw Angelo and his 95 points puppets hyped this bottle and now I see that it was just marketing.
A standard Sherry Ben Nevis with a ridiculous price.
100€ is ok for this bottle, but thats it
  • Nose
    83 83
  • Taste
    82 82
  • Finish
    82 82

PBoe70 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  • Nose
    87 87
  • Taste
    89 89
  • Finish
    88 88

PBoe70 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  • Nose
    88 88
  • Taste
    88 88
  • Finish
    87 87

PBoe70 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

  • Nose
    83 83
  • Taste
    84 84
  • Finish
    82 82

PBoe70 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

  • Nose
    86 86
  • Taste
    85 85
  • Finish
    83 83

PBoe70 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  • Nose
    88 88
  • Taste
    89 89
  • Finish
    88 88

PBoe70 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

  • Nose
    86 86
  • Taste
    87 87
  • Finish
    86 86

PBoe70 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

  • Nose
    83 83
  • Taste
    84 84
  • Finish
    84 84

PBoe70 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

  • Nose
    83 83
  • Taste
    84 84
  • Finish
    83 83

Nergal did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

SMWS Tasting Notes: Well, this is different – a nose of razor strops and horse harnesses, creosote, dried flowers, lime pickle, Moffat toffees and marmalade and chocolate cake studded with walnuts. The palate has a unique profile too – a ponderous weight of figs and nuts, blackcurrant leaf, stewed prunes and Bovril beef-based drink with a drying finish of perfumed leather, liquorice, cinnamon, clove and curry. The reduced nose discovers a land of rhubarb rock, modelling clay trees and orange groves after the rain. The palate continues to be a talking point – quince, perfumed pear and black Sable grapes, Victory V liquorice lozenges and bung cloths.

dramspotter scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

Pleasant in a confronting way, but not one that reaches any great heights
  • Nose
    malt and citrus, pine needles
  • Taste
    a little soft but it goes a bit sharp
  • Finish
    medium; aniseed and some wood bitterness

Malthead19 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

- ein sehr angenehmer alter Whisky und um Welten
besser als die NAS-Abfüllungen von BEN BRACKEN,
- ein sehr gut gereifter und komplexer Single Malt,
- keine Fehlaromen,
- hat mich im positiven Sinne sehr überrascht, deutlich über meiner Erwartung
  • Nose
    Würze, Eiche, man riecht direkt die lange Reifezeit, wirkt edel und komplex, hat aber für das Alter auch noch eine überraschende Frische, Minze
  • Taste
    weicher würziger Antritt, edel, angenehme Eichenaromen, nicht "überlagert" oder überladen durch bittere Holzaromen, sehr harmonisch, Honig, Toffee, Zimt, Gewürze
  • Finish
    sehr weicher mittellanger Abgang ;
    weicher aromatischer mittellanger Nachklang

sirius_terry scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

  • Nose
    94 94
  • Taste
    97 97
  • Finish
    91 91

Calmar scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

Отличный виски, очень старый, это прямо ощущается во всех составляющих, весьма похож на старые коньяки, очень много дуба, но он мягкий и деликатный, очень спокойный, не скажу, что уставший, но уже близко к тому, глубокий, богатый на полутона и оттенки, для длительной, медитативной дегустации.
  • Nose
    Сдержанный, сухой, первый нос - земляника и пуэр; земляные нотки, пригоревшее варенье, гербарий, кофе, старая мебель из массива, домашняя пастила, трубочный табак, цветочные оттенки, чёрный чай, сухофрукты - курага, чернослив; жжёные сухари, изюм, кожгалантерея.
  • Taste
    Мягкий, маслянистый, насыщенный, мебельный лак, дуб, лакрица, сухофрукты, цветочные нотки, жжёные сухари, пуэр, табак.
  • Finish
    Пряное, мягкое, согревающее, продолжение вкуса с уклоном в сладкие кондитерские нотки и чёрный чай; изюм, кофе, цветочные оттенки.

oscarswanson scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

One of the better more interesting whisky's I have had for a while
  • Nose
    fruit on the nose with apples, pears.
  • Taste
    oily, mouth filling, punchy and complex
  • Finish
    grass and lemon.
    Lack of sherry and smoke makes this very pleasant.
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Jackson05 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

Tasted this at the Ardnahoe distillery on Islay.

I must commend the other reviewer for leaving tasting notes, many people do not and whether you agree or disagree it helps everyone to be more informed. In this instance I disagree, and by a great deal! It really just comes down to personal taste and preference.

This Cragganmore has a oily-waxy-herbal-honey profile that is quite complex and I’m sure would benefit from a drop or two of water, which I did not have access to. An egocentric malt that asserts itself in any lineup. I really like it.

Cragganmore is a blend workhorse, so official/unofficial bottlings are not as common. A bit of a sleeper distillery I think. Was one of the more memorable drams on my trip to Scotland. Certainly deserves a score better than 53, in my opinion, but it is too expensive for what it is.

mema82 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  • Nose
    89 89
  • Taste
    90 90
  • Finish
    88 88

mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  • Nose
    87 87
  • Taste
    86 86
  • Finish
    88 88

mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  • Nose
    89 89
  • Taste
    88 88
  • Finish
    88 88

Kaleva scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

Pleasant whisky, typical bourbon-matured Laproaigh. Smoky, medicinal, vivid - all we like it for. Not very complex despite its age but still very well balanced. Requires some drops of water for better opening up. Limited and quite expensive expression.
  • Nose
    Smoky, ashy, fresh, green apples, lime juice, iodine, coastal motives (brine, wet stones), oaky notes on the background. Water releases vanilla and lemon zest notes.
  • Taste
    Smoked fish, rubber, spices (pepper mix), light sweetness and saltiness, brine, vanilla pastry, lemon zest and light oaky bitterness with ashy notes
  • Finish
    Long, sweetish, sooty, slightly spicy and nutty, medicinal with leathery and woody notes at the end

Signatory scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

Cameronbridge 35 years, wow a good stuff!

The nose brings scent with caramel or rather maple syrup with ripe fruits, nuts and spices. On the tongue comes sweetness with caramel notes, fruits lemon and oranges with a bit of spiciness like ginger. Long finish with hints of toffee, ripe fruits and spices.

Everything is very complex and mature, I'm impressed!

Kprut scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

An "old time" whisky with a perfect Balance between tropical fruit, oily and wax.
  • Nose
    90 90
  • Taste
    92 92
  • Finish
    88 88

Fight65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  • Nose
    87 87
  • Taste
    85 85
    IT: 85
    B: 84
  • Finish
    83 83

Mascht scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

ein ungewöhnlicher Laphroaig mit dominanten sauren Beeren
  • Nose
    89 89
    süß, grasig, trockener Rauch, saure Beeren, Kaffeepulver, maritim und sehr mineralisch
  • Taste
    86 86
    anfangs etwas flach, angenehm süffig, Räucherlachs, Waldbeeren, geröstete Haselnüsse, langsam kommt die Eiche zum Vorschein, wodurch er voller und kräftiger wird
  • Finish
    87 87
    langes trockenes Finish, süße Beeren und Zigarrenasche bleiben

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