- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Limited Edition
- Stated Age
- 17 years old
- Number of bottles
- 55.5 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L6 178 CM000
- Added on
- 22 Jul 2007 12:44 am
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Whisky Reviews for Cragganmore 1988
16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.68 points
- 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!
- Correct Cragganmore, well illustrates the distillerry profile.
Floral. Citruses, orange peel, waxy apple, vanilla and spicy oak.
Oily and spicy. Pepper, chilli and ginger. Citruses, honey, vanilla and fruits.
Long, fruity, spicy.
- I love how unique this is.
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.
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.
A whisper of smoke, sweetness and spices.
- Elegant, complex and still forceful.
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.
Sweet and spicy, lots of vanilla, but with ginger powder spice too.
Candied fruits and a touch of smoke.
- Joa, not quite my cup of tea, prefers the fruity Cragganmore, but definitely a stable malt.
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
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
Dry, apple peel, licorice, malt and some spicyness of pepper and nutmeg
- Tasting Notes:
- A good bottle of Cragganmore that shows the distillery prifile well.