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Cragganmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
80.60/100
votes
891
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281005430
Added on
22 Jul 2007 12:00 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 37,24

65 × in wishlist

891 × member ratings

2678 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cragganmore 12-year-old

128 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.60 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 81 points 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. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

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

  3. 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.

  4. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    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

  5. Simo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  6. whiskyd scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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.

  8. Bomshanka scored this whisky 82 points Member 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.

  9. Max70 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  10. mosesumike scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    I also had that from a set. Honestly, I took a biased line. He has everything that should not be. 40% / color / filter etc. But, I'm pleasantly surprised and now I would say in terms of price performance, he does not need to hide. AND: He has an age.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Smells very malty sweet towards honey breakfast.
      I'm surprised how pleasant it comes on the nose. He even comes a little bit flowery. Respect.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Wow, distillery comes through immediately and stays spicy on the palate. Not bad Mister Specht. Salty and bitter dissolve. Mouth remains occupied with some lemon and mild apple / pear (Helene sends greetings) Fully OK.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Actually medium to long and tenderly bitter but not unpleasant. The sweetness comes back quickly and combines pleasantly with this bitter note. Could be good with your meal.

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