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Cragganmore 1988

Overall rating
86.68/100
votes
94
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Vintage
1988
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
17 years old
Number of bottles
5970
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L6 178 CM000
Barcode
5000281021270
Added on
22 Jul 2007 12:44 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 228,00

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163 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cragganmore 1988

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.68 points

  1. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Numwierum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: It looks fresh at first, then it is pleasantly sweet, honey, orange peel, apricot and overripe banana, with a hint of vanilla. Some smoke is also felt.

    Mouth: It unfolds powerfully, spicy, peppery with nutmeg. Slowly a little sweeter, again bright fruits. Dryness spreads in the mouth.

    Finish: Dry, strong spicy oak notes and again a hint of smoke. Long and warm.

    What can I say, a whisky with noticeably strong oak notes. He still has plenty of power, he knows how to flatter with his sweet notes. Great, that's good!

  3. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Correct Cragganmore, well illustrates the distillerry profile.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Floral. Citruses, orange peel, waxy apple, vanilla and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oily and spicy. Pepper, chilli and ginger. Citruses, honey, vanilla and fruits.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, fruity, spicy.

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I love how unique this is.
    • Nose
      A hint of smoke and moss with some non-intrusive and very soft sulphur. There's some fresh vanilla, as well as notes of lemon yoghurt, and whispers of star anise. Finally a hint of dry apple cider and orange zest. Oh, and some oak too.
    • Taste
      Quite spicy, with a big hit of chili pepper and black pepper to start things off, as well as some ginger. It has the same fruity backbone as the nose though, with citrus notes taking center stage, supported by vanilla and a touch of smoke.
    • Finish
      A whisper of smoke, sweetness and spices.

  5. ricallende scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Elegant, complex and still forceful.
    • Nose
      Touch of smoke, dried grass, moss. Then apple, nut oils, toasted coconut, vanilla pod. Finally out come sweet spices and calf leather, toffee. Complex and sophisticated.
    • Taste
      Sweet and spicy, lots of vanilla, but with ginger powder spice too.
    • Finish
      Candied fruits and a touch of smoke.

  6. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Joa, not quite my cup of tea, prefers the fruity Cragganmore, but definitely a stable malt.
    • Nose
      Dirty, candy floss, honey, vanilla and strangely sulfur from a bourbon barrel, but distinctly, marzipan and fine malt, probably. some apricot with core behind, cardamom
    • Taste
      Lots of malt, very Cragganmore-typical for that matter, honey, vanilla, honeydew melon, nutmeg and white pepper, candy floss, marzipan, apricot, milk chocolate, getting drier
    • Finish
      Dry, apple peel, licorice, malt and some spicyness of pepper and nutmeg

  7. whiskycuse scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2011/03/05/cragganmore-17-yo-ob-1988/

  8. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A good bottle of Cragganmore that shows the distillery prifile well.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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