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Overall rating
79.87/100
votes
90
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
200 ml
Bottle code
L5173CR000
Barcode
5000281013282
Added on
28 Jun 2012 12:05 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 14.34

2 × in wishlist

90 × member ratings

315 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cragganmore 12-year-old

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.87 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    must oxidize after uncorking a few weeks - freshly opened - tends to 60 points
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    Not really complex, rather light and easy drinkable
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fresh, little fruity, dry hay, yellow fruits
    • Taste
      84 84
      Oily, fruity, black tea
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium long, warm, little grapefruits

  3. Moses scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    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 remains 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.

  4. Lumpowitz scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Bitter orange, nutmeg and other spices, cut flowers, a little vanilla.
    • Taste
      Fruity orange, aperol, malt, a hint of smoke. Very mild and restrained, not very complex.
    • Finish
      Short to medium length with tart citrus fruit and some spice.

  5. WSP scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

  6. nad_chario scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      76 76

  7. Astrid scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      64 64

  8. Astrid scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    A classic Speysider, as it is in the book. Gorgeous seasoning. Deductions are in the finish, which otherwise can actually keep up well, due to the very disturbing sulfur note.
    • Nose
      sweet, delicately smoky, fruity with a touch of exoticism, banana, a good portion of vanilla, a little soft oak with caramel notes, then the fine spiciness of sandalwood, malt and bread, beeswax, flower meadow, hints of sugared lemon jelly, orange, honeydew melon and gooseberry , semi-acidic apples, looks dusty
    • Taste
      soft, initially slightly sweet with a dash of vanilla, then rather neutral, pleasant bitterness of cocoa, a lot of malt, white oak, again subtle (cigarette) smoke, some caramel, then come with sandalwood and cinnamon spicy and intense components, plus a pinch ground ginger, galia melon and guava, raisins and orange, flowery, ripe apples
    • Finish
      dry-citrusy, slightly bitter chocolate and spicy, barley malt, hay, more subtle smoke, sulphurous notes, hazelnut, plum jam at the end

  9. Glenfarclas-Fan scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      fresh and fruity - green apple, fresh grass
    • Taste
      Sherry, honey, melon, pleasantly soft, spicy
    • Finish
      pleasant long finish, sweet to caramel and slightly spicy, spicy

  10. vb_bembel scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A fine Standard-Dram!
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

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