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Cragabus Islay Blended Malt Whisky vF

Overall rating
80.37/100
votes
68
Whiskybase ID
WB68928
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
vom Fass (vF)
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
4044628922203
Added on
08 Jun 2015 7:40 am by Shane_IL
Uncolored

Average value

€ 49.48

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Whisky Reviews for Cragabus Islay Blended Malt Whisky vF

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.37 points

  1. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  2. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    "Young Laphroaig gives the typical peat punch of the island, whereas mature malts from Caol Ila, Bowmore, and Ardbeg distilleries provide smoothness and body. The cherry on top is a little dash of the extremely rare Port Ellen distillery adding a great deal of complexity. Islay Whisky at its best!"

  3. Dietemann did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82
    • Taste
      80
    • Finish
      78

  4. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    But a really delicious blend of malt. Young, straightforward, has whims (despite 43%). Sometimes it does not have to be more. And I think that such rather simple smoker fits well in the summer.
    • Nose
      Oh blatant. Sure, there's the peat, but it's really grassy and green. Like fresh green waste. After a very short time, the peat appears more clearly, with this green note still resonating. Over time, however, the whiskey becomes sweeter and spicier. A few cloves and a fat sweetness spreads out behind the smoke.
    • Taste
      Very strong, peppery, smoky, some vanilla and fruit sweetness and of course a lot of peat, burnt wood, rather campfire.
    • Finish
      peaty, smoky with a delicious sweetness in the background, with time a few more spices. But very straightforward. That's a good thing.

  6. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Not spectacular, or extraordinary, but quite delicious.
    • Nose
      Smoke in the nose (Islay sends greetings, but not as intense as a Laphroaig), slightly musty, some tang, slightly peppery. Background bright citrus notes.
    • Taste
      The mouth is not so occupied by the smoke, as I know it from other smokers .. anyway, he is definitely there in the taste. The pepper also occurs here, but is sweeter.
    • Finish
      Towards a tart-sweet finish, accompanied by the smoke, which lasts medium to long. I would say a rather (subtly) fruity sweetness, without me opening a clear association. Maybe something like Mirabelle, Physalis ..

  7. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    vom Fass:

    "Young Laphroaig gives the typical peat punch of the island, whereas mature malts from Caol Ila, Bowmore, and Ardbeg distilleries provide smoothness and body. The cherry on top is a little dash of the extremely rare Port Ellen distillery adding a great deal of complexity. Islay Whisky at its best!"

  8. Fruchti3k scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. joerg.scheid scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

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

  10. joerg.scheid scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    No bad blend.
    • Nose
      Smoke (strong), kelp, peat, grass. Something heavy in the smell, but not bad.
    • Taste
      Strong, salty, with pepper, grass and later dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Slight pungency, dark chocolate, warm peppery medium-long finish

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