Cragganmore 2008

Overall rating
82.20/100
votes
86
Whiskybase ID
WB166642
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
2008
Bottled
18.08.2020
Casktype
Finished in Port Casks for 3 to 6 months
Casknumber
CggD-6572
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L0231CM023
Added on
02 oct 2020 2:27 pm by RoyC

Average value

€ 61.55

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Whisky reviews for Cragganmore 2008

17 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.20 points.

  1. DistiLesha scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Colour: golden orange
    Fairly calm whisky, but I'll pour myself if there is absolutely nothing to drink. You can highlight the taste as the most interesting component in this whisky.
    Despite the 40% strength, I want to add water

    21 20 22 20
    • Nose
      Barley porridge, perfumery, light floral and fruity tones, bread and flower mash, chocolate, wine cellar, vanilla
    • Taste
      Sweet, beer cap, lemon acid, slightly astringent, bitter and warming, candy, some citrus, ginger, creamy.
      Young, daring and rather sharp
    • Finish
      woody lemonade

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  3. Lerraa scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Lorion scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Very nicely done. An interesting extension of the 12-year-old. 79 points.
    • Nose
      Red fruits soar over malty grains. Some vanilla, not much.
    • Taste
      Fruity and grainy, sweet but not soggy. It tends to get a little drier, especially in the aftertaste.
    • Finish
      Medium length, berries, grain, pleasantly dry.

  5. The_Malt_Hunter scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Light and smooth, a little bit of fruit, citrus and malt sweet, new make and malty feeling, it's an easy drink whisky.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. professor_vsop scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. MLE scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Thatch scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Actually quite good and tasty, but overall a little thin - a higher ABV would suit the malt very very well!
    • Nose
      84 84
      very exciting! Flowery-fruity notes (citrus, gummy bears) followed by vanilla and a subtle spiciness.
    • Taste
      78 78
      disappointingly flat; oak spice at the beginning, then red fruits (cherry) and a light smoke. Very entertaining, the alcohol doesn't carry it so well.
    • Finish
      83 83
      solid, medium-length finish. Spicy oak accompanied by caramelized nuts (sweet, caramel, light smoke). Gets drier over time

  9. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      subtle sweetness, light fruits, mild, vanilla, some pepper, some grapes, raisins
    • Taste
      Mild, slightly sweet, vanilla, fruity, little smokiness
    • Finish
      somewhata smoke, sherry, wood, medium length, becoming drier

  10. DramALife scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    S 7
    Cragganmore hidden behind a berry fragrance diffuser. A deceptive one if you judge it singly by nose. Wish it’s cask strength as the overall texture is a bit thin.

    N 25
    Whole bunch of red berries at first, sweet and touch of citrusy
    Touch of smoked meat, making the entire nosing experience a weirdly enjoyeable
    Very smooth, hint of mint with spice almost absent

    P 24
    Smoky and smooth spice
    A lot more smoke meat
    Some maple syrups, more developing when left to breathe
    Toasted oak

    F 23
    Mid finish
    Smoke meat continuing till the very end
    Touch of charcoal
    Getting increasingly maltier over time

  11. WhiskeyMaster scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  12. YD84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The nose is full of pears, cherries, sour fruits and caramel. The palate is a mix of sweet and savoury notes with tobacco and pepper on the finish. The texture is a little thin but that's to be expected considering the ABV. This could be so much more if bottled at a higher strength.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. Sporx scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Overripe yellow fruity, honey, creamy, vanilla, heather, some wood spice. Sweet maltiness

    taste
    Deulich nice wood spice (European oak), therefore a bit bitter, light acidity, somewhat watery. Pepper, despite the low 40, fading sweetness

    Exit
    A little short, malty, sweet

  14. MarcinCh scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light sweetness. Lots of fruit. Yellow, ripe fruit. Ripe peaches. Only a bit of yeastiness in the background. Later on citrus. On the other nose a little more dark fruit smell.
    • Taste
      Pretty light and smooth. Citrus. Fresh fruit. Sour notes. Red currant. Spices. Cinnamon. Ginger.
    • Finish
      Dessert chocolate, not that intense. Slight acidity. Citrus. Spices. Medium-length finish.

  15. rolabob scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  16. whiskytornado scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  17. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  18. Koning scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A very decent dram, a bit lacklustre at 40% though.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Subtle but definitely sweet: gummi bears, vanilla, honey, brambles.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Sweet and sour fruits (cherry, citrus), vanilla, quite nutty. A hint of peat smoke and a chemical off-note I encounter more often with port cask finishes.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Smoked almonds, oriental spices, red berries and citrus fruits, A bit waxy too, which I always enjoy.

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