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Cragganmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
80.58/100
votes
1144
Whiskybase ID
162
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Speyside Malt
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281005430
Added on
22 Jul 2007 12:44 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 42.34

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Whisky Reviews for Cragganmore 12-year-old

146 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.58 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 81 points Super Administrator

    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.

    RATING: 3.2/5.0 stars ≙ 81 pts → AVERAGE [+]
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  2. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting sample
    10 minutes do it very well, 20 better, nose: apple, light cereal notes, bitter almond, raisins, later honey
    Taste: Direct sherry, sultana, cocoa, proving
    Finish: medium long, beautiful sherry notes, nutty
    Conclusion: 84/100, my underestimated Malt, beautiful Allday dram

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Simo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Punktar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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!
    • Nose
      90 90
      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!
    • Taste
      80 80
      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.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Warm, medium long, pleasant with echoes of oak.

  6. Bomshanka scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    A simple but not unpleasant speysider, that has most going for it on the immediate palate.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Lemonzest, sourdough, floral notes, slightly minty.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet and sour attack, lemon bonbons, malty, bready, slight minty notes.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium length. Spicy, slightly bitter, lemonzest is back, drying at the end.

  7. Malthead19 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    - a very pleasant warm one a little more
    Offering 12 year Speyside single malt
    - good entry-level malt with a strong aromatic flavor
    taste
    - very well tuned and perfectly fine for the price
    - good quality
    • Nose
      sweetish, some malt, citrus fruits, orange, herbs, subtle spice
    • Taste
      clear malt note, sweetness (caramel, honey), a lot of pear in the aroma, some spice, dry fruit notes, subtle woody, tasty character
    • Finish
      medium-long, harmonious, finish;
      medium-long, spicy and warm aftertaste

  8. dinclas scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Better on nose than on palate, good complexity for a 12 years old speysider.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Rosa, apple, floral and fresh, perfume, oak, mowed grass.
    • Taste
      82 82
      medium body, ginger and sweet fruits, hint of smoke, malt.
      Slightly bitter.
    • Finish
      81 81
      medium, bitter, woody, malt, spicy

  9. hafssol scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    My "beginner malt". It has everything needed to get introduced in whisky tasting world.
    Still enjoying very much and often, as a relaxing yet complex tasting

  10. DistiLesha scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Quite calm whisky, but pour myself if there is absolutely nothing to drink. Taste can be singled out as the most interesting ingredient in this whisky.
    N: 20 T: 22 F: 18 B: 19
    • Nose
      Barley porridge, perfumery, light floral-fruity tones
    • Taste
      Sweet, slightly astringent, peppery and warming, lollipops, a little citrus, ginger, creamy
    • Finish
      Woody lollipop

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