Cragganmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
80.75/100
votes
1212
Whiskybase ID
WB162
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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

€ 41.95

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Whisky reviews for Cragganmore 12-year-old

147 users have left 166 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 80.75 points.

  1. KEngelaar scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    A well differentiated whisky for beginners and a nice gift. It has no peat smoke, but a slight phenolic note, which may come from the toasted casks.
    • Nose
      Sweet, malt, honey, vanilla, toffee. Slightly citric and fresh fruits. A hint of phenol and hay.
    • Taste
      Pleasant. Malt, sweetness, slighty spicy and oaky. Again a hint of phenol.
    • Finish
      A dry oakiness and again a phenolic note. Both fade fast and reveal malt and sweetness.

  2. Mordeth scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. Baileij scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    A malt without corners and edges. It looks very balanced and tasty. Beginners will certainly not be overwhelmed with this bottling. Experienced whisky lovers will probably not be able to discover enough here. All in all a solid and inexpensive bottling, nothing more and nothing less.

    https://www.aboutwhisky.de/tastingnotes/cragganmore-12-years/
    • Nose
      The whisky exudes sweet notes of honey, caramel and toffee candy. These remain predominant even after prolonged nosing. After a while, more associations of malt are added.
    • Taste
      Pleasantly warming with a mixture of malt and sweet caramel candies, similar to the impressions in the nose. With a little imagination I can even make out a very slight hint of smoke here.
    • Finish
      Medium length and a balanced combination of impressions on the tongue. It's not really sweet, nor does it get drier over time.

  5. DistiLesha scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Out of balance with taste and aftertaste, but well-assembled aroma.
    This work should not have been put into production in my opinion.
    The aftertaste is very let down and destroys the integrity of the bouquet.

    22 20 18 18
    • Nose
      Leitmotif: Duchesse pear and barley porridge (cereal tones), fruit toffee, bananas somewhere in the distance.
      As a whole, a fragrance that leaves only pleasant fruity-floral sensations, without mash and other new-make delights.
    • Taste
      Fruity sweetness, brewer's yeast, very simple, unpretentious and straightforward, strange and rather unpleasant bitterness.
      Here, the new-make is already felt more than the whisky itself.
      In the air, the bitterness of alcohol develops even more and this is terrible!
    • Finish
      Beer cap, bittersweet.
      In the air, alcohol and the bitterness of old gray boards develop.

  6. bankimate scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. MLE scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. zzqfyl scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  9. hzs275 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. wncvirus scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose: sweet fruit notes of chocolate, cinnamon
    Taste: Slightly flat taste No fireworks Taste fruit
    Rating: 82/100 As a basis whisky it can be.

  11. JJKATED scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  12. Dris scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  13. alien88 scored this whisky 81 points Newbie

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  14. Emperor69 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Cragganmore 12YO

    Category: Single Malt
    Manufacturer and bottler: Cragganmore Distillery (Diageo)
    Region: Speyside
    Series: Classic Malts of Scotland
    Fortress: 40%
    Volume: 750 ml
    Bottling date: 08/29/2019
    Min. age: 12 years old
    Filtration: done
    Dye: yes

    Nose. Immediately open, intense. Gentle light smoke, cream, caramel, lemon slices with sugar, green and yellow apples, a little flower honey, oatmeal, hazelnuts, malt, spices (pepper, ginger, nutmeg), industrial metallic and sulphurous notes. Young, simple and clear.

    Taste. Very light, seems very diluted. Echoes the aroma. Slight honey-vanilla and caramel sweetness at the beginning. The main space of taste is occupied by sourness from lemon and green apples, malt notes. At the end come pepper, charcoal, nutty viscosity and some sea salt. In general, a well-balanced, soft, but flat taste.

    Aftertaste. The average. Charcoal, salted caramel
    .
    Summary. The style of this whisky is a cross between distilleries like Ardmore and Caol Ila, but not as richly caramelized and creamy as the former, and not as lemony and smoky as the latter. As a curious feature, it can be noted that, due to the use of the ancient system of worm baths as coolants, a slightly metallic salty taste is felt in it. In any case, an unobtrusive pastime for the dram of another of this whisky is guaranteed to you and it is definitely no worse than those comparable in price and characteristics of the same age. However, it cannot be called outstanding either - beginners will most likely like it (except for those who can’t stand peat and caramel sweetness in spirit), while lovers can easily find a number of shortcomings for themselves.

    Rating: 82 out of 100.

  15. Thermidor scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    A simple dram for summer evenings. IMO the runt of the Classic Malts litter.
    • Nose
      Pears, beer, honey, a wisp of smoke from a fireplace far away, and meadow flowers. Feels like some 1st fill bourbon was involved.
    • Taste
      Sweet, watery and flattish entry. Again that wisp of smoke, then honey mixed with a bit of lager.
    • Finish
      Sweet, honeyed, with a coffeelike bitterness in the tail.

  16. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Dram at the Britannia pub, Borough. December 2018. Aroma is a little sickly, simple oak, woodchip and vanilla. A little cheap smelling if I am totally honest. Taste booze, light esters, apple flesh, subtlest peat, woodchip. Faint peat builds and lingers on. In the end the simple, clean taste profile won me over. Subtle and enjoyable. (3.4/81)

  17. SimondeVette scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Not very pronounced, but simply good
    • Nose
      Caramel, vanilla, grass, honey
    • Taste
      A bit of wood, caramel, honey, fruity, fruit salad
    • Finish
      Pretty long and soft

  18. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 82 points Super Administrator

    Renowned whisky writer Michael Jackson held Cragganmore in high regard, while it is mostly overlooked by malt aficionados. Fresh, citric and quite assertive, the aroma features a wide range of flavors. Lime, melon and litchi give way to heather honey, thyme and lavender. Tastewise, crisp and sour notes turn slightly bitter and herbal as the palate progresses, flanked by ginger, white pepper and a touch of banana. Grapefruit, green tea and walnuts fade in the short finish. It's not my favorite classic malt, but it has something to offer if given the chance.

    RATING: 3.4/5.0 stars ≙ 82 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [-]
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  19. claymore84 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 05-29-2021 in Baveno, Italy.

  20. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    very good beginner and also daily dram, especially for the price.
    • Nose
      a little dry, slightly sweet, mild, caramel, honey, a little nut and oak, even alcohol comes through
    • Taste
      Malty, nuts, sweet with a bit of caramel, slightly bitter, in the background I have a bit of smoke and a slight spiciness such as pepper
    • Finish
      medium long, malty, sweet with a hint of chocolate

  21. Malthead19 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    - 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

  22. 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

  23. hafssol scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    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

  24. DistiLesha scored this whisky 78 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
      79 79
      Barley porridge, perfumery, light floral-fruity tones
    • Taste
      79 79
      Sweet, slightly astringent, peppery and warming, lollipops, a little citrus, ginger, creamy
    • Finish
      79 79
      Woody lollipop

  25. Rody024 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Wildly aromatic, didn't expect that! Very expressive and quite complex. Undervalued dram though, but this is a great spring dram!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Floral, vanilla, malt, honey, caramel, roses, chamomile and wet wood.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Light whiff of smoke, honey, malt, pepper
    • Finish
      75 75
      Quite short finish with some spicy tones.

  26. Foudos scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  27. NorthCoast500 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A very pleasant every day dram. Not too complex, but it goes down quiet well...

  28. thebonewolf scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
      Malty, honey, vague indiscriminate fruit.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Much like the nose, tiniest bit of heat.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Dry, much like the palate. Pretty long, especially for its ABV.

  29. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  30. adriank scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Fresh fruits, sweetness, light and elegant (floral but not into your face) at first. Peach. Reserved oaky note, tannins then. Cream or yoghurt. Golden raisins, orchard fruits. (generic)

      With water it reveals zesty lemon notes. Quince.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Bit watery. Ginger, pepper, allspice. (???)
      Thin, but refers on stone fruits. Super easily drinkable, I appreciate it, even no complexity is here.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Short-ish. Loses its fuel by the end of a tasting. Hint at pastry, and barley sweetness.

  31. Teomarg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  32. gaboruso scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  33. YD84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Complex nose and taste, with a body that feels hefty for just 40% abv. Finish could be a little better, but this is a delicious drop.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Rich, buttery and fruity. Pears, oranges, melon. Nutty. Slightly dirty. Surprisingly complex. I could nose this all day.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Assertive. Sweet, sour, slightly savoury. Pears, melon and citrus. Hint of rubber. Ginger. Some spices. Takes water well.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-short. Slightly bitter. Nutty. Moderately dry.

  34. Dris scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  35. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Easy drinking, slightly nutty, some sherry, fruit and cereals. Prototypical Speyside, maybe a bit tart at the end, but otherwise very gentle.

    Fits, but rather unexciting.

  36. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  37. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      floral, heather, honey, citrus, almond, thyme
    • Taste
      banana, apple, vanilla, cake batter, vanilla, bitter aftertaste

  38. Wolv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  39. keba9591 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  40. 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

  41. robain scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    • Nose
      80 80
      Hay, black pepper, malty. But lacks any complexity. It's kind of dull. But slightly elegant and balanced.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Vanilla, oak, slight charred, paper
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium finish, paper again, pretty anonymous

  42. Hathistuta scored this whisky 76 points Newbie

    • Nose
      77 77
      Fresh straw, rain. Hardwood.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Oak. Dried autumn fruit. Spicy
    • Finish
      70 70
      Fairly short. Spicy

  43. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      80 80

  44. Sporx scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    + MM 9.4.21 + pub quiz
    Nose: sweet, malty, fresh and citrus fruits, wood spices

    Taste: simple, a little thin, sweet, citrus fruits, a little salty, a little spicy oak.

    finish
    Medium-long, somewhat fruity, spicy oak
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  45. ctu scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant, fruity base malt.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Floral. Waxy fruits, honey, citruses and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Orange peel, spicy oak, ripe fruits, honey and citruses.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium length, spicy, oaky.

  46. 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

  47. Simo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  48. whiskyd scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  49. 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.

  50. Bomshanka scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    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.

  51. Max70 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  52. Moses scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    I also had that left over from a set. Honestly, I approached it with bias. He has everything that shouldn't be. 40% / color / filter etc. But, I am pleasantly surprised and now I would say in terms of price-performance it does not need to hide. AND: He has an age.
    • Nose
      Smells very malty sweet towards honey breakfast.
      I'm surprised how pleasant it is on the nose. It is even slightly flowery. Respect.
    • Taste
      Wow, the distillery comes through straight away and stays spicy on the palate. Not bad Mister Specht. Salty and bitter peel off. Mouth remains covered with a little lemon and mild apple / pear (Helene sends her regards) Fully OK.
    • Finish
      Actually medium to long and delicately bitter but not unpleasant. The sweetness comes back quickly and combines pleasantly with this bitter note. Could go well with the meal.

  53. stefan_PB scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very nice entry-level whisky. Nice whisky, is not one of the classic malts from Diageo.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  54. jeoff scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  55. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Interesting nose between pleasant fruitiness and intense waxy notes, which then continue on the palate. The finish is relatively short. A good drinkable "everyday whisky".
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  56. Goldenwhiskycave did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      spicy peppery fruit
    • Taste
      sharp, nuts
    • Finish
      just

  57. Jules60 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Well balanced and drinkable, but nothing special
    • Nose
      Aromatic honey, toffee & vanilla
    • Taste
      Light and malty. Some pepper and the end
    • Finish
      Short and drying

  58. whatthefusel scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  59. Mephisto scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very good for a 12-years standard scotch. Interesting and characteristic nose.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  60. nhuber scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    nice easy everyday whisky, unfortunately only 40%, but the type of whisky that makes my mother happy as it is easy drinkable and mellow.

  61. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  62. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  63. Macheye scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Cragganmore 12 year old flies the flag for Speyside within the Classic Malts selection and it does it pretty well. Whilst not overly complex or deep, everything works together well in what is an inoffensive middle-range daily-drinker of a whisky. A good choice if you’re looking for a Speyside without oodles of sherry which still is representative of the region’s overall style.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/cragganmore/cragganmore-12-year-old/
    • Nose
      Sweet, floral and very traditionally Speyside. Pangs of orange peels and citrus start us off on our journey and are joined by light apples and stone fruit. The sherried elements provide toffee and caramel and are supported by delicate florals – heather and a touch of menthol. There’s a hint of ginger cake, barley and roasted nuts here which provide some additional depth.
    • Taste
      Good translation to the palate bringing across malty nuts and toffee alongside honey and just the slightest hint of barrel char and/or smoke. Relatively ‘chewy’ despite its 40% ABV and with a dash of damp earth and minerality which make for a welcome clean taste.
    • Finish
      Short to medium in length and with a very pleasant gentle progressive fade. A touch of cask spicing and barley malts.

  64. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This Cragganmore is better than I remembered. Much more complete and complex in the nose. Less heat. Be gentle with water, and it rewards with much rounder nose and taste.
    • Nose
      w/o water: deep sweetness of grain (?). Light green herbs. Vanilla. Beautifully integrated. Complete.

      w/ water: beautifull, round nose. Sweet. Sour. Spicy. Juicy.
    • Taste
      w/o water: Full, complete arrival. Sweet. Development to juicy sweet and sour lemon.

      w/ water: soft arrival. Sweet of vanilla and tangerines. Steady development to sweet citrus fruits.
    • Finish
      w/o water: long, dry, vanilla, citrus sour.

      w/ water: Long, warm. dry citrus sweet and sour.

  65. Lorion scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    Average. Pleasant, but nothing interesting. 71
    • Nose
      Mild, pleasant, malty.
    • Taste
      Malty, surprisingly spicy, but rather mild. Drinkable.
    • Finish
      Medium.

  66. uap304 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sharp floral, clean, fruity, raisins, violets, lavender, toffee, caramel.
    • Taste
      Thin and watery. Sweet, savory, malt, somewhat refreshing, apples, sweet sweet strawberries, Necco wafers.
    • Finish
      Chocolate, hot and turning bitter, used tea bags, very clean and disappeat leaves faint traces of honey and hops. 

      Rather poor finish

  67. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nice, coordinated hay / malt thing in the lowest single malt area
    • Nose
      Malt, hay, honey, toffee, quite dry, not much else but already very concentrated in it
    • Taste
      Again distinct malt, lightest notes of smoke with honey and a few herbs, also here but not drinkable
    • Finish
      Medium long with hay and the Heiderauch

  68. Daan Tje scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  69. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Body: light to medium, but very firm and smooth.
    • Nose
      Complex aromas. Astonishingly fragrant  and delicate. With sweetish notes of cut grass and herbs.
    • Taste
      Delicate,clean,restrained, with a huge range of herbal, flowery notes.
    • Finish
      A long and pleasant finish.

  70. jankes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  71. Dre73 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  72. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      63 63

  73. Andytka3 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nose:-
    A nose of toffee and nutty nougant upfront. Refreshing lawn and
    floral with light citrus zest. Smoked chocolate and pleasing honey.

    Palate:- Baked pear with ginger powder. Dried fruit and sherry note fruits add to the pack.

    Finish:- Mild and medium length. Smoked candy and peppery hot.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  74. ApricotOne scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A very good malt for the offered price. If you are looking for a first-gradership from the Speyside, you really can not go wrong. Of course, a few percent by volume would do him good, but he's worth every penny. A perf
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  75. Malthead_80 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  76. Opeth83 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  77. dRambo scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      65 65

  78. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  79. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  80. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    like a full flavored glenfarclas
    10/12, but since glenfarclas
    costs EUR 30-32 and this goes for EUR 50 here in my country… good job diageo
    • Nose
      sweet
      honey, slightly burnt sugar, floral, vanilla extract, orange peel, apples and
      pears, faint sherry
    • Taste
      sweet syrup, pears, spicy cinnamon, bread
    • Finish
      short, flat, orange peel bitter, caramel,
      nuts

  81. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  82. Joschbert scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The nose is fantastic. Unfortunately, the rest does not quite keep up. Great value for money.
    • Nose
      Sweet apples, light organic notes, butter, malt, some sherry, cherries, nice sweet and sour note. Heavy and complex.
    • Taste
      Malt, nutty sherry note, salt caramel, muscat grapes
    • Finish
      Dry, plum, cherry stones, short to medium long

  83. pianoman scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light and dry. Garden herbs. Honeydew melon with mint. Fresh sawdust.
    • Taste
      Light sweetness. Herbs, grass. Some liquorice. Dry.

  84. ApricotOne scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A real underdog.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  85. peatbogger scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  86. peatbogger scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    always loved this one, it might have become a little "softer" over the ages, but I find it most consistant
    • Nose
      very sweet suger bread vanilla, floral and fruity, lavender, apples, pears, a little honey melon, walnuts and a little citrus apearing after some time in the glass
    • Taste
      light spice, herbs, some sherry, turning sweet on fruit, 
    • Finish
      wood on the dry side, walnuts comming through, and I think there is a hint of unripe banana

  87. cask86 scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  88. Bart Joosten scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      82 82

  89. Snerik scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Good quality vanilla, raisins, vegetative, almonds, chocolate and bitter orange. 
    • Taste
      Easy-going. Bitter orange, cacao and raisins. 
    • Finish
      Pleasant finish, Easy and finishes of with notes of raisins, vanilla and cacao.  

  90. ScottFrench scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    This cragganmore offers us a rather interesting nose. Unfortunately, the test is not transformed and the mouth lacks interest. However, it is an entry level
    • Nose
      At first, a lot of cereals. A feeling of drought, of dust, not necessarily very pleasant. Then, notes a little more sexy, like vanilla, undoubtedly, and some notes of not very ripe white fruits, like the pear, the apple. It's cool, it also looks pretty young. There is a hint of lemon, and more precisely, of lemon meringue pie, with the sweet smell, accentuated by honey. A little spice, with pepper and a pinch of salt. We went around this nose not unpleasant, but nothing very interesting.
    • Taste
      It's pretty woody. With spices and cereals, it gives a dry side to this malt. We would like the fruity, sweet and sour notes to take over, but for now, that's not the case. A little cream with the opening, which makes it less austere. We would have liked that honey and the sweet side take up more space!
    • Finish
      very light, with mainly alcohol and cereals. The whole thing collapses quickly, unfortunately

  91. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose benefits from water. The complexity increases. This whisky wants to be a friend to everybody, except for some smoke.
    • Nose
      w/o water - fresh fruit sweetness. Fresh apples. Malt tones. Heather honey.
      w/ water - Honey sweet. bitter citrus. Complex.
    • Taste
      w/o water - no arrival, but immediate development of sweetness on the tongue; red apples and sweet oranges.
      w/ water - Sherry arrival. Development of liquorice, tart oranges.
    • Finish
      warm citrus finish. medium to long. No development in the finish.

  92. domani scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    A light, fruity-mild single malt. Ideal for the summer - 02.05.2015
    • Nose
      Very fruity, apple, pear, bright grape
    • Taste
      Malt, grape, sour apple, sweet, mild
    • Finish
      medium

  93. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  94. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The first time I tasted this whisky I was not really impressed. A bit of a no-man's trap. But after two or three tests I start to appreciate him. I think he would be even better off if he was un-chill filtered, not colored and bottled at a 46% strength. All in all not a bad attempt, but I do not understand that this bottle can be counted among the classic malt's. For that he has too little character in my opinion.
    • Nose
      Subtle scent, light notes of sherry, soft floral notes (heather), a hint of smoke, fruity notes of juicy raisins and green apple, vanilla, caramel, a hint of leather and malt sugars
    • Taste
      Show light pepperiness, spicy, soft honey. The taste of chestnuts, walnuts and almonds comes gently through. Again a hint of smoke (will not be more than 1 ppm) Fruity notes of red berries. Breakfast cereals and liquorice.
    • Finish
      Medium finish with malt, delicate preparation and dried fruit.

  95. maltaholic scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Fruity, spicy, soft aroma, nice variety for a good price.

  96. Maczet scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  97. fileosoph scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  98. karloff scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  99. ApricotOne scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      72 72

  100. Archer scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  101. hettrum scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  102. mandragoru scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Ralfy's review here http://bit.ly/1S52RoK 87/100

  103. ASWhisky scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    the nose is the best

    does not make me nervous but okay
    • Nose
      without movement: sweet popcorn. Too sweet and vanilla
      with exercise: comes well, lemon, tangerine and apple, quite fruity and fresh still a little too sweet for me, but the nose is basically good, no alcohol, no miscarriage, complex, gets a bit dusty
    • Taste
      mild on the go, then pear fruit pulp and a slight alcohol note,
      little aromas almost watery ... the mouth pretty disappointed
      Pears heavy
    • Finish
      some barrel, slightly oak / nutshell, slightly bitter, pear with chocolate

  104. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    no hammer whisky, but always a nice beginner or Abendeinsteigerwhisky for a very fair price
    • Nose
      mild, dry, slightly sweet, pleasant, caramel, honey, a little nut and oak
    • Taste
      shuttling between malty-nutty sweetness with some caramel and mild woody, slightly walnut-bitter, even slightly smoky aroma with a very slight spicy sharpness
    • Finish
      medium, malty, sweet

  105. Shane_IL scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This is a great dram with a lot of complexity. It's cheap price and availability make it even more appealing.
    • Nose
      Light smoke. Roasted nuts. Vanilla. Maple syrup. Honey liqueur. Hint of dry sherry.
    • Taste
      Light spices. Dry sherry. Honey nut corn flakes. Light earthy note.
    • Finish
      Medium. Spiced honey. Nutty wood.

  106. Dionysus scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasty whisky to start with or even to drink as an aperitif. At least less than 27 euros certainly a "classic malt" to get once in the house.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      81 81

  107. Goethe scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A complex bargain.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
    • Nose
      Floral. Dry, fruits, melone, apples, vanilla, wild honey, pineapple. 
    • Taste
      Fruits. Pears, wood, herbals, peaches.
    • Finish
      Medium. Pears, wood, scones, black fruit, a touch of smoke. 

  108. Ciro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  109. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A good all day dram.
    • Nose
      Spicy, woody, nutty, herbal, light sweetness. Also some fresh mint, a hint of smoke
    • Taste
      Very oaky, intense, very light honey sweetness mixed with herbs, again some smoke, sour, slightly light fruit, peach
    • Finish
      getting drier, with a bit of peach

  110. wbarchive_149037 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    An honest malt, for a relatively low price, bit nothing outstanding here.
    • Nose
      Woody, a bit like burnt oak, dry, on vanilla and butter notes. A fairly nice nose.
    • Taste
      A bit dry, more wood than on the nose, there are still those burt notes in the background. The body is a bit light and thus the dryness impression remains.
    • Finish
      A bit short, on light oaky notes and freshed cut grass.

  111. hettrum scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  112. emptycask scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    Pleasant whisky to start with, or to share with friends that don't drink whisky regularly. The nose is by far the most interesting.

    A smooth and easy dram, that does not offer much of a challenge. Interesting is the hint of smoke on the finish that comes out more clearly after adding a small drop of water.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      78 78

  113. Billidge scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    You will spend a long time with your nose in this glass. Floral and fruity with distinctive vanilla overtones. No hint of smoke. Very approachable and pleasant. Not overly complex, just an honest Speyside Malt    
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      80 80

  114. Andreas de Boer scored this whisky 77 points Newbie

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      71 71

  115. Koloman scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  116. Numwierum scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  117. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75

  118. Wolv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      83 83

  119. Obanrules scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  120. ThS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Wow, as they say. An entry-level of this magnitude, and at this price ... Michael Jackson was right to say that Cragganmore had the most complex of all distillates. It's beautiful simplicity, tradition and grandeur.
    • Nose
      Obvious. Malt, honey, perfectly integrated wood in the background and a kale of fruity aromas.
    • Taste
      Obvious again. Honey of all kinds, fruity and vegetal nuances, the oak supports all this with class and discretion. It's unctuous, greedy. Simple but beautiful. Unbeatable.
    • Finish
      Creamy, supple, slightly vanilla and spicy but with all the complexity of this fabulous malt.

  121. ARRANTHONY_PRIVATE scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      83 83

  122. Cipidos scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  123. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  124. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Dry, spicy, smoky, red fruit
    • Taste
      Medium, soft body, complex, black fruit, mild honey, peach
    • Finish
      Long, some smoke, malty sweet

  125. Cast Olila scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  126. kulideli scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: very light smoke, lots of red fruit, canned strawberries, lemon, beeswax, acidity;

    Taste: sweet, some smoke, raisins, chocolate, coffee, a little sherry, malt, hazelnut, oranges;

    Finish: rather shorter, dry with fruit, unspectacular, despite the slight revival of sharpness;
    Conclusion: Tasty, simple, reminiscent of the Royal Lochnagar 12. Good for the daily dram, the slight pungency comes not from the alcohol. Not really complex, even after a long time is not really stunning, otherwise he would have 4 stars.

  127. haubi scored this whisky 56 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      full, hint of smoke, malty, vegetable broth, heavy floral scent, extremely complex and difficult to classify
    • Taste
      a bit weak (probably the 40 vol.% owed), slightly dry, overall consistent
    • Finish
      medium, becoming more dry

  128. Taita scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Easy, typical Speyside  whisky, not very impressive
    • Nose
      Sweet tones of fresh fruit (apple, pear), fresh hay, honey, vanilla and cinnamon
    • Taste
      Extremely mild and oily, soft spices, pear, honey, plywood, hay, vanilla
    • Finish
      Mild and short

  129. Hvdree scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  130. BlazinDirty did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    - Highly recommended for beginners! But also for professionals a soft but complex "spring" whisky!
    • Nose
      Hints of vanilla, flowers and honey, with a hint of grape and a slight saltiness
    • Taste
      Flower meadow, honey, wine notes, herbs, everything beautifully gentle and complex interwoven!
    • Finish
      On the finish soft, creamy, bright fruits and a minimal appeal of oak

  131. Reve64 scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      74 74

  132. zinaf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Such a great malt this is. I love its accessibility and complexity. I find it perfect for food matching, especially cheeses and salads.

    SGP: 642
    • Nose
      Starts on strong floral notes - wild violets; daffodil; freshly harvested acacia honey; hint of smoke; muesli;
    • Taste
      Sweetness, malty, nice spices; cardamom; a hint of salt and a bitterness; pear; lemon juice; mouth coating;  fresh herbs;
    • Finish
      Long, some herbal bitterness then sweet gets back to the herbal bitterness. 

  133. T.Norad did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Very weak performance, do not buy again.
    • Nose
      pleasantly sweet sweet fruits strong apple honey
    • Taste
      Round in the taste but not very strong
    • Finish
      too short

  134. KayMeertens scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    The nose is quite promising, but the taste is rather boring.
    • Nose
      Honey, pear, apple juice, flowers and a little spice.
    • Taste
      More oaky spice such as cinnamon and nutmeg. Some apple, caramel, almonds, malt and a little smoke (not peat).
    • Finish
      Cinnamon, apple, caramel, almond, grass, floral notes, a whiff of smoke and a little mint. A bitter nuttiness stays longest.

  135. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      81 81

  136. nathanyael scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  137. Ivynor scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    The first tasting left me perplexed (76) and then for a second, I found this whisky a little rounder and fruity (80)
    • Nose
      Strong in alcohol, citrus freshness, lemon
    • Taste
      bitter, slightly fruity, and oaky. a little cream.
    • Finish
      Long and on citrus

  138. Bishlouk scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    An official official Speyside: sweet, pleasant, cereal. Not complex for a penny, but an entry-level that has proven itself and does not disappoint. A safe bet for any beginner, or a gift to do without crashing.
    • Nose
      A sweet nose, slightly woody and vinous (pickled fruits). The grain side is revealed.
    • Taste
      Alcohol is well integrated, not aggressive. Sweetness, yellow and green fruits. The malt comes to be planted in the foreground; the cereal profile is clearly tasted.
    • Finish
      Short. The palate is slightly dry with woody notes. Then the sweet fruits and the cereals make their return.

  139. Fable scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  140. Cast Olila scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  141. jodeenow scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Fruity nose and quite fresh. Complex with lots of aromas.
    Fairly light on the palate with a rich taste and not unpleasant. The vegetal sensation (of fruit?) Is confirmed.
    Final relatively long and imposing without being embarrassing.
    A (very) good entry-level whisky.

  142. jodeenow scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  143. granella2003 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    If you are among those who start already with the idea that a Speyside whisky necessarily have to be fruity, easy to drink and no particular surprises, this might make you change your mind. And `in fact a very complex single malt, which gives off aromas smell of heather and meadows in the spring, while the palate gives intense sensations of fruit, oak and a wisp of smoke

  144. granella2003 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Complex aromas of sweet, floral ingredients, herbs and honey with vanilla with American oak in the background is present
    • Taste
      A powerful character with a strong malt flavor and hints of sweet oak, smoke and sandal wood
    • Finish
      The long, malty finish with slight hints of smokiness and sweetness make it off. a topwhisky

  145. granella2003 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  146. D3US scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    They say this is the most complex whisky in the world. I don't know about that, but there is complexity for sure. A nice, easy and drinkable dram. For me the subtle smoke is the top thing. 
    • Nose
      A lot happening on the nose. Fruity, light, grassy, big malt, vanilla or honey, can't even be sure. The only thing I can say for sure is a hint of smoke. It's light but it's there. 
    • Taste
      Again hard to put my finger on. It's very nice, for sure, but the aromas are hard to point out. I get some light fruits and hay, or grass, big malt again and quite warming. The smoke delivers a slight bitter note. The sweet note comes more from honey than vanilla this time. 
    • Finish
      Medium in length. Still warming, the sweetness is kept restrained by the slight smoke. Gets a little watery towards the end. 

  147. Ikkakumon scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Excellent and more complex than the majority of 12 year olds.
    • Nose
      Very fragrant, herbs, sweet spices, some honey and citrus
    • Taste
      Sweetness of caramel enhanced with a touch of spices, honey, yellow fruits, raisins, some smoke, woody notes
    • Finish
      Medium, with a bitterness gradually melting into a creamy and fruity sweetness.

  148. The Macallan scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    A great dram, but has a lack of grandeur. Never the less very enjoyable.
    • Nose
      Slightly smokey, malty sweetnes, caramel, nuty and fruity.
    • Taste
      Soft and slightly bitter, peperish, nuts, raisins and honey.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, dry and slightly nutty.

  149. Jonkers scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This is an easy whisky to drink. Not really amazing but your guests will feel spoiled !
    The balance of this whisky is good but although the taste is the best part !
    • Nose
      Floral, sweet like marshmellows, tropical fruits and mown grass. Rather complex.
    • Taste
      Slightly greasy, liquorice, sweet (tum-tum and sugar candies). Also caramel.
    • Finish
      After a little bitterness: sweet. Mouthfilling. Long and tingling.

  150. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N: caramel and lightly smoked
    T: grains, malty, honey, bitter - lemon peel, cherry and chocolate
    F: ham, lightly smoke again, a little floral and syrup

  151. Drochaid scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Complex nuances of green plants, malt and wood.
    On the finish malty with a slightly smoky sweetness.

  152. I_SPEY scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The colour is yellow gold, with a subtle and rather complex nose and peat. The taste is nice, smooth, malty, smoky and leatherish. The finish is not long, with fine notes of peat and a very little hint of chocolate.

  153. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "A sherried 12 year old single malt from Diageo`s Classic Malts range,

    this bottling from the Cragganmore distillery represents Speyside and

    proffers a rich, slightly floral whisky with barley notes."
    MOM

  154. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "The Speyside representative of the Classic Malts series is rich and

    spicy, with a very satisfying complexity and a well-sherried backbone."
    TWE

  155. drkrylov scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      95 95

  156. drkrylov scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Very expressive. Notably herbal. Grassy.
    • Taste
      Having flirted, plays hard-to-get. Interplay of teasing sweetness and stony dryness. Promises of orange blossom. Honey. Anise.
    • Finish
      Slow seduction in the flower beds.

  157. hansreitzema scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Tasted on December 10, 2011 at Erik | contributed by Erik
    • Nose
      I smell some peat, some cherry, little honey, not very pronounced
    • Taste
      Soft taste, also the taste is not very pronounced, little honey, almond, cherry, cocoa, dry mouthfeel
    • Finish
      Short aftertaste without much development, small touch of chocolate

  158. Jonkers scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: light salty like seaweed, malt, oak and a hint of leather
    Taste: Sweet ! Honey and a hint of smoke.
    Finish: some smoke (far away), sweet but evenso spicy (pepper ?). After that sweet. Longlasting.

  159. Feusi scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Perfect starter, quiet and pleasant. A very complex maltiness with a hint of smoke is very pleasant in the mouth. A light and very pleasant finish tops off this standard bottling.

  160. BeatF scored this whisky 81 points Photo Moderator

    one of the best standard single malts; I give it 81 points! The bitter wood gives a small deduction.

    The banana taste is never mentioned anywhere else. I found this but in the description of the 14yo!
    • Nose
      Flower meadow (gentle honey), slightly carried by a hint of menthol, a bit nutty in the background
    • Taste
      spicy, roasted nuts, banana, but also something citrusy
    • Finish
      unripe banana, honey, meadow, (not completely optimal) wood, then easier caramel / vanilla flavor; a little short finish, but everything is complex enough

  161. Lafroy scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Oak, green apples, sour cherries, a little bit of menthol notes, hints of light citrus, red grapefruit peel.
    • Taste
      It´s rather flat with some sweetness, oak, a little bit of dryness, pepper, not well balanced and undeclared.
    • Finish
      Very short with some sweetness and classic oak notes.

  162. tomy63 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A malt of the most complex for a 12 years old.
    • Nose
      hay cut, herbs, fruits, pears, apples, citrus
    • Taste
      vegetal and floral notes, fine touch of lemon, dry.
    • Finish
      long maltee, biscuit, sweet almonds

  163. hsmithjr scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    An absolute smasher! This is a must for any scotch fan.
    • Nose
      Honey, hay, and dried flowers. Apples, and a hint of smoke. Inviting.
    • Taste
      Sweet dark fruits and grass. Soft chocolate with noughat. Honeyed and somewhat dry. Smooth as glass. Gum drops.
    • Finish
      More gum drops. Long and sweet. Leaves you wanting more.

  164. karloff scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    I've changed my mind about this one, i didn't like it much when i first tried it which was a long time ago. My palet has come on a lot since then and i really like it now. Top malt.
    • Nose
      Fresh cut hay field with herbs, honey and flowers.
    • Taste
      Again herbs and fruit sweets, nugart, new wood and sherburt.
    • Finish
      A medium candy smokey finish.

  165. CrilleVBG scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A standard 12yo whisky..
    • Nose
      Oak, toffee and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Taste lots of oak, grass and nuts.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish, and taste of oak is here too.

  166. nijholtm scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky, especially for the low amount of money.
    • Nose
      Notes of wood and grass. Also some floral hints, heather and daisies. A final scense of nuts.
    • Taste
      Very floral with some spicy notes. It's an clear whisky with a light body. With some almond and walnuts.
    • Finish
      Short but very pleasent; honey and wet stones. Nice afternoon dram wich also can be enjoyed after dinner.

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