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Cragganmore 2005

Overall rating
81.90/100
votes
33
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
2005
Bottled
2017
Calculated age
12 years old
Casktype
Port Cask Finish
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281049403
Added on
19 Sep 2017 1:20 pm by Astrid
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 52.87

3 × in wishlist

33 × member ratings

93 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cragganmore 2005

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.90 points

  1. marmeladow scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A recommended Speysider, well aged in a port wine barrel, that surpasses many 12-year-olds, can keep up well with Quinta Ruban 12yo from Glenmorangie. Very drinkable with 40% ABV and easy to drink. Good PLV.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Oak Fruit Cherry Grapes Dried Fruit Sweet Vanilla Caramel Chocolate Citrus Mon Cheri
      complex and rich, something for sniffers. Very impressively integrated notes of port barrel finishing.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Oak fruits malt spices Dried fruits Sweet caramel
      The rich, full-bodied, full-bodied and at the same time velvety taste with a very pleasant mouthfeel keeps what the nose promised. After the initial sweet fruit comes the spicy oak tones
    • Finish
      81 81
      a little sloping: medium length and remains juicy-velvety

  2. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Blind comparison with https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/3478/cragganmore-1990 I liked this one better
    • Nose
      Vanilla, red fruit (red apple?), Dark malt, cinnamon becomes stronger, slightly metal, plastic?
    • Taste
      soft on the palate Sweet, pepper, raisin, oak, flowery, red grape, spices
    • Finish
      medium long, slightly bitter, fruity

  4. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity, orange, spicy, pepper. Sweet too, honey, citrus. Also nuts, almond or hazelnut.
    • Taste
      Some spicy, honey again. Again some fruitiness, citrus. Notes too. Pretty soft. Later coffee also comes through.
    • Finish
      Soft, fairly short. Some honey, bit of orange now again.

  6. Archer scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. Archer scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    In the nose, there are differences in the area of ​​fruit flavors. Spock is a bit spicier on the tongue, but Kirk is a bit fuller in character. The differences, however, are not as significant as to make one of them more unbroken than the other. A draw.
    • Nose
      Comparison with Cragganmore 2005 ( https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/101191/cragganmore-2005 )

      Spock = Cragganmore 1990
      Kirk = Cragganmore 2005
      Spock: orange zest, almond oil, hazelnut, a lot of malt & cereals. A little waxy, but altogether rather airy and fruity.
      Kirk: More pronounced in the orange note than Spock. Less nutty, less almond, malt and cereal flavor in something the same. In addition to the fruit also floral with a slight scent of tulips.
    • Taste
      Spock: Mild approach to the aromas of the nose: nut, almonds, oranges, toffee, cocoa, milk chocolate. Later, wood pulls through and a slight pepper sharpness makes itself felt.
      Kirk: Creamy and slightly fuller (voluminous would be too much) on the tongue than S. Also here are toffee sweets, cocoa, milk chocolate with nut, latte. Less peppery than Spock, as well as less wood content.
    • Finish
      Spock a bit spicier, Kirk a bit finer.

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