Coming from the Speyside of Scotland, this Single Malt can be characterized as rather mild, fruity and inoffensive. Cragganmore 12 is underestimated because it's not a very demanding and expressive whisky. Nevertheless, it has a decent complexity and is well-balanced. The nose is smooth, grainy and dominated by fruits with heather honey and toffee. It tastes crisp and fruity in the arrival, turning more dry and bitter in the development. Although the finish is rather short and not very substantial, this malt has something to offer, if given the chance.
Nose: sweet and floral, fresh and dried fruits, honey, a subtle leather note and a slight whiff of wood spices. Taste: ripe dried fruits, a bit of a grainy note, some spicy oak wood. A finish of medium length with some dried fruits, spicy wood notes and a very mild smokiness.
He was recommended to me as a useful beginner whisky. I had the bottle on the shelf for some time, so I opened it on the tip. Lo and behold: more than usable and not so flat and one-dimensional as feared. This is a Speyside that clearly shows what you commonly expect in Highland whiskys. The bottle will certainly soon be emptied in the circle of friends. I like it very much!
At first he comes across quite malty, that's something he likes. In the background then flowers and honey nuts. And there is more (apples, melons?), Which is very complex and pleasant in the nose. You get a taste for it, it does not always have to be smoky. I like it very much!
A bit of salt? Oak and somewhere also citrus fruits. Then sweet hints, but not so honeyy. That's fine, but a little more alcohol would do him good.