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Overall rating
86.28/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
1999
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
16 years old
Number of bottles
540
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Jun 2015 10:13 pm by ARDBERG
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 63.00

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Whisky Reviews for Cragganmore 1999 CA

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.28 points

  1. ARDBERG did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Cadenhead Notes:

    Summer 2015 Small Batch

    Nose    Raisins with fresh churned butter, pears and red apple skins. Some strawberry notes and very creamy.

    Palate    Some meat notes, parma ham and very herbal. Some coriander, black pepper and toasted fennel seeds. This palate builds before a fruity notes starts to develop.

    Finish    Lingering cold meat notes with lots of juicy fruits. A real summertime whisky with a rich sweet building fruity freshness.

  2. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Quite different than the Diageo standard bottling. A whisky for which one should take his time, because he does not reveal his secrets so easily. Has proven itself as an aperitif before a summer salad.
    • Nose
      Interesting! Freshly beaten wood, resin, pineapple, ginger, notes of grain. With water wood, ginger sticks (partly covered in dark chocolate), a pinch of cocoa powder, tiny floral notes.
    • Taste
      Oops, it shows you exactly where to go ... peppery spiciness, chili and ginger. Freshly beaten wood, small herbal notes. Some water offers sweetish spices, as well as omnipresent ginger and cocoa. A touch of coffee beans with milk chocolate surrounded by a healthy spiciness of white pepper.
    • Finish
      Gets dry easily. Fresh oak, coarsely ground cereals, white pepper. With water a matte sharpness, reminiscent of cinnamon. Some cereal, a little malt. Slightly dry.

  3. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Cragganmore-Glenlivet 16 yo 1999/2015 (46%, Cadenhead, Small Batch)  Colour: straw. Nose: very interesting. This is obviously not heavily sherried, and while it starts rather gently – as many Speysiders would, on orchard fruits, sweet barley and honey – it really tends to become fatter and more herbal at the same time. Something camphory and eucalyptus-like, embrocations, liquorice… And even a fair deal of wood smoke, and perhaps even peat. Tinned apricots and mint oil. Interesting, really… Mouth: it’s really fat, almost thick as oil, with the texture of liquid honey. Some Ovaltine – which was expected – and some milk chocolate, on a solid herbal base that would involve mint, liquorice and eucalyptus again. I also seem to detect a little lemongrass. Finish: rather long, still fat, with the usual peppery side from the oak. Even a wee saltiness. Comments: really richly textured, this Cragganmore. Excuse me, Cragganmore-Glenlivet. And indie Cragganmores as are rare as Justin B. singing Johann-Sebastian B., so… SGP:452 - 87 points.

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