Cragganmore 1997

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Portwine Cask Finished
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
24 Oct 2010 1:56 pm

Average value

€ 118.13

4 × in wishlist

47 × member ratings

106 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cragganmore 1997

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.95 points

  1. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Not usually a big fan of portcasks, but this works pretty well. Wine, dates, figs and spices and a hint of smoke, a bit sweet for me, but not bad at all.

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    ... a tasty, pleasant, soft and delicious filling - the port finish is very present in the nose as well as in the taste - a delicious Speysider ...
    unfortunately with dye ...
    • Nose
      very fruity (cherry, plum), vinous, clearly port, malt, some oak;
    • Taste
      enjoyable; mild, soft start, very aromatic; Port wine, grapes, caramel, sweetness, malt, spices and oak; slightly bitter;
    • Finish
      medium length, vinous, fruity and dry oak;

  3. Malthead19 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    - a really good DE from the Classic Malt of Scotland range
    - significantly better than the standard Cragganmore 12 y.
    - is similar in character to the Glenmorangie
    Quinta Ruban 12 yrs, but not that good
    • Nose
      very fruity, intensely aromatic, lots of dark fruits, berries, grapes, plums, very pleasant, smells clearly older than 12 years, complex and aromatic, very cool nose!
    • Taste
      Powerful start, mix of clear oaks and a strong fruit aroma, intense and aromatic, dark berries, raisins, cherries, unfortunately not quite as hot as the nose promises, but still damn tasty, unfortunately fades very quickly
    • Finish
      strong medium-long fruity finish;
      short oak-heavy aftertaste

  4. kot1803 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. KonstUA scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21, taste 22, finish 22, balance 21

  6. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    21 21 22 21 85

  7. toklian scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F22 B21

  8. vojt466 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A little bit
    • Nose
      Fruitful perfume scent. Port wine, plums, raisins, red oranges, woodiness, malt, lemon peel, fine spiciness
    • Taste
      Raisins, cherries in chocolate, port, oranges, quite dominant woodyness and a very decent dose of spices
    • Finish
      Primarily, cereals, light plum chops and bitter bitterness in combination with spiciness - but not unpleasant - medium-long

  9. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. Wolv scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83


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