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Cragganmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.31/100
votes
44
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Old two-part label
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Added on
12 Oct 2015 4:22 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 90.91

3 × in wishlist

44 × member ratings

150 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cragganmore 12-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.31 points

  1. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Delicious, elegant old-style malt. Makes a lot of fun.
    Thanks to dRambo for the sample!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Malt, fine smoke. Then ripe apples, a little peach, a touch of lilac and OBF.
      Fine, playful, harmonious nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Malty, toffee, fine spiciness, some white pepper. Again fine smoke. Round and nice 'tasty'. Cereals and milk chocolate. Good concentration.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Also malty with the toffee notes and the fine smoke. Dry. Good length.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    certainly not a top painter - if you want intense it is out of place here - nevertheless, this malt is much better than its modern counterpart, which can not tie in either the flavors or the complexity rudimentary.
    • Nose
      very fine discreet, degraded mature smoke, dusty oak with nutmeg - a fine "OldBottleFlavour" blend of red plums and cardboard - sweetish-slightly sourly charming - old school - it smells slightly like rubber industry tire plant (you could stick it for glue but not if the own father was in the tire production and the hometown always smelled so.) otherwise I find such aromas in older Bowmoreabfüllungen here they are only weakly pronounced. Over time, a beautiful ripe sweet anise-citrus oak note rises - tea and floral notes (lilac) are as intricately interwoven to find as geranium leaves, orange and citrus oil and mint - it takes a while until the nose shows all the facets and which has initially disappeared Kartonmuff.
    • Taste
      Soft, round, mild understatement - the longer you chew, the more spices accumulate on the tongue and become more intense - pepper, nutmeg, licorice, Aryuvedic herbal tea, creamy oak with ginger, wax and some fennel and white chocolate - nothing dominates, Nothing beats you like modern malts - all charmingly reserved and accessible only to the patient connoisseur
    • Finish
      a subtle spicy oak potpourri is on the tongue - the malt itself is very pleasing and relatively quickly gone - the spices remain flattering on the tongue for a long time, complemented by fine lemon

  3. alectron scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    To my surprise, this takes bottle oxidization very well. Open bottle after 4 years with less than half fill, still very enjoyable, if not even moreso.
    • Nose
      fresh, white oak, honey, grain, (half fresh, half canned) peach & apricot, a slighly smoky & musty note in the back that gives it a nice depth (84)
    • Taste
      fairly sweet & floral, honey, white chocolate, marzipan, eucalyptus, kiwi (82)
    • Finish
      turn a tad more savoury towards the finish, with some woody spices, malt & cereal notes, but still a lot of white chocolate/vanilla, honey, faint canned peaches, (82)

  4. hsmithjr did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    An absolute smasher! This is a must for any scotch fan.
    • Nose
      Honey, hay, and dried flowers. Apples, and a hint of smoke. Inviting.
    • Taste
      Sweet dark fruits and grass. Soft chocolate with noughat. Honeyed and somewhat dry. Smooth as glass. Gum drops.
    • Finish
      More gum drops. Long and sweet. Leaves you wanting more.

  5. wako93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    An old favourite of mine and one I come back to from time to time.
    Good nose with a very fruity palate and decent finish.
    Not as good as I remember but not sure how long the bottle this sample came from was open.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Ed Radour scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. st7 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

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