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Overall rating
86.57/100
votes
9
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Tarantella tongue dancing
Vintage
05.11.2003
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Barrique (STR)
Casknumber
37.131
Number of bottles
251
Strength
58.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Mar 2020 6:19 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.25

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Whisky Reviews for Cragganmore 2003 SMWS 37.131

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.57 points

  1. davidloosli scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Full and sweat, raisins, pear pie with caramel, toast, chocolate and caramel
      with water: almonds, marzipan, milk chocolate
    • Taste
      Dates, raisins, caramel sirup, gets chocolatier, sweet nuts, Mon Cherie praline, white pepper, a bit of honey
      with water: a tad bit sourer, chocolate with lemon, chili flakes,
    • Finish
      sweet chocolate, rum soaked raisins, dry caramel, a bit leadery
      with water: sticky, slightly pelty, salted caramel

  2. Expraesi scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Ohh.... its interesting to give the first rating to a interesting and quaffable whisky! Very nice and balanced issue. I don't have to ad any water.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
      IT: 89
      B: 87
      Extremly sweet and quaffable in the initial!!
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes: The nose is a cracker – treacle tart, syrup sponge and Toffifees; caramel latte, sherry trifle (with orange jelly), coffee kisses, flowers and wine-soaked oak. The palate is deep as Mariana and weighty as Nigerian Guinness in a clay pot – burnt fruit cake, raisins flamed in spiced rum, clove-flavoured gingerbread and leather. With water, the nose gets spice-laden incense, liquorice bullets, brandy snaps, espresso and Battenberg cake. The palate is easier but still tannic – caramelised sugar, barbecued pineapple, Butterkist popcorn and tar – dancing the tarantella on the tongue. After 15 years in ex-bourbon wood we transferred this to shaved, toasted and re-charred first-fill barrique.

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