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Cragganmore 2007

Overall rating
82.50/100
votes
19
Whiskybase ID
WB140871
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Casks, Finished in Port Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
CggD-6571
Barcode
5000281057804
Added on
15 Oct 2019 1:28 pm by Astrid
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 58.45

3 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

92 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cragganmore 2007

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.50 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Port

    There isn't all that much of single malt from Cragganmore on the market. The core range exists of the classic 14 years old and this yearly repeated Distillers Edition. But apart from some special releases we are done here. That has everything to do with the fact that most of this malt goes into some of the world's best sold blends, Johnnie Walker Green Label mostly.What is not widely known, is that Cragganmore actually uses mildly peated barely! Indeed, I kid you not. This Distillers Edition, distilled in 2007 and bottled in 2019, got its second maturation on port casks.

    Excellent nose on dried yellow fruit, a handful of hazelnuts, marzipan, sweet and sour kiwi and the sap of young twigs. Vanilla custard. A hint of smoke that gives it complexity and depth. I am quite fond of this, mind you.

    The body is rather light. The dried fruit returns immediately and his upholstered with some strawberry and raspberry, black tea, sweet barley sugar and again that wonderful trace of smoke. This really is from the used peat, never mind how minimal. Very good.

    I would have loved a slightly longer finish but it is nevertheless lovely.

    This is another one of those underrated, unknown malts. I am happy that from time to time I do consider tasting them. Know that a bottle of this will cost you only €55. Surely you cannot leave it on the shelf for that price?

  2. besar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Svjatogor scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    n: light, fruit, cooket fruit, citrus, oranges, tangerines, sherry, dates
    t: sweet, oak, fruit, juice
    a: spicy, sweet, fruit, tangerines, oak, sherry

  4. Benjamin_Wang scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Wonderful aroma, fruity, dry fruits, and nuttiness. Some strong and deep aroma like creamy kiwi with some aromatic oak, marzipan, or roots of the plant. A hint of black smoke.Sweet maltiness and vanilla. Complex and balanced.
    • Taste
      84 84
      European oak and maltiness. Some bitterness of oak and chocolate, black tea,dry dates, mild and very rounded. Some oiliness.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Mid-long after taste. Maltiness.

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