Cragganmore 1997

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Double Matured in Ruby Port Wood
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 feb 2010 4:23 pm

Average value

€ 489.89

2 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

110 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Cragganmore 1997

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.16 points.

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    In the nose it is pretty rich and promising, but as too often, it is watered down too much making the whisky too thin and pale. With at least some 46% Abv this would definately have scored much better.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruity and sweet, citrus, orange, honey as well. Spicy, cinnamon and some tropical fruits. Later on a little floral.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Soft and smooth, fruity, orange, honey. A tad pale and watery mouthfeel, thin.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Now a little pepper comes in, still soft and smooth though. Sweet, honey and vanilla, a bit of tropical fruits remain. Middle long.

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  3. Boletus did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Wonderfully tuned! The port wine casks for post-aging give the already round ''Cragganmore'' additional depth and fruitiness. Really recommended. The silkiness of the mouthfeel gives way to a nice and lingering chocolaty dryness. Very delicate and flattering, but unfortunately only bottled at 40%.
    • Nose
      An incredible grape fruitiness rises in the nose, heather, forest honey, malty, milk chocolate, dried apricots, in the background subtle smoke, walnuts, tangerines and blood oranges, hibiscus tea, complex and very round
    • Taste
      Very silky and soft, cream, sweet juicy red grapes, honey, herbal candy, dark milk chocolate with caramelized walnuts and raisins, orange peel, the oak knocks
    • Finish
      Medium length, slightly dry, smoked malt, a long developing dark milk chocolate note, liquorice, walnuts, marzipan, cocoa, hint of cloves

  4. Saftkenner scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A typical Speysider in terms of aromas. The port wine finish is probably just a delicate addition and does not provide full and present fruit aromas.
    A very nice and pleasant entry-level malt, which is certainly well suited to get people interested in malt whisky who want to get into it very easily. This malt will not overwhelm you.
    However, 43% could have been quiet.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Very pleasant, subtle with honey and flowers. The alcohol is well integrated. Very light oak, cherries and ripe pears.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Slight tingling when starting despite the (only) 40%. A nice surprise that he also brings some strength.
      Vanielle, beeswax, plums, cherries, linoleum, delicate oak spices.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Short to medium-length finish. What remains is a delicate flowery oak spice with a little acacia honey.

  5. Dris scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  6. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Not bad, but a bit thin and not very influential the Port wood.
    • Nose
      Floral. Waxy fruits, vanilla, caramel, spices.
    • Taste
      Spicy oak, sweet fruits, peat, punch and tutty-frutty.
    • Finish
      Medium length, oaky, spicy.

  7. nathanyael scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. T.Norad did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Goes that way, I would not buy it again.
    • Nose
      fresh apple moderately sweet
      red grapes bay leaves light mint spicy caramel
    • Taste
      light burn not very strong sweet oak
    • Finish

  9. thatcher2000 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    a medium malt, but disappointed relating to the ruby port cask
    • Nose
      marzipan/almonds, red fruits
    • Taste
      nuts, mild sweet fruits, pineapple
    • Finish
      sweetness, pepper, oak and a hint of mud in the end

  10. Ikkakumon scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant as a side dish with salty dishes.
    • Nose
      Sweet, vanilla, grapes, exotic fruits.
    • Taste
      Sweet, yellow fruits, a little smoke.
    • Finish
      Long enough, woody influence

  11. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "One of the more unusual of the Distillers Editions, Cragganmore is finished in Port pipes for extra sweetness and fruity depth."


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