Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Myth and Legends
Stated Age
28 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
57.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 nov 2016 7:45 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 160.26

6 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

9 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Cragganmore 1987 SMWS 37.77

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.92 points.

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A bit shy on the nose, but otherwise a nice dram with a good balance between spirit and wood. Not really my personal profile, but very well made.
    • Nose
      Rather malty and oaky. Let's wait. Later: more complex now, it's greener and fruitier (although not a flavour bomb). Dust, husky malt, a bit honey, polished oak, a bit of cinnamon, green apples, mint.
    • Taste
      Better, as it is punchier than the nose suggests. Especially the wood is more active than I thought. There more of the polished furniture and spices (also pepper and ginger now), cinnamon rolls, honeycomb, malt, grapefruit, apple, and mint tea.
    • Finish
      Spicy at the end, with especially the cinnamon rolls standing out. It has this slightly drying and acidic quality. Also the pure oak flavour remains pleasant. The malt and fruit seem to fade slowly.

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  3. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:The aromas showed all the hallmarks of maturity, therefore give it time and you will be rewarded. A polished mahogany table, soft leather satchel as well as lofty ceilinged bodegas in Jerez and glowing Welsh miners’ brass Davy lamps, thankfully not at the same time, made this a fascinating journey. The taste, initially with a lot of dry heat, was soon followed by ginger spice, citrus flavoured barbeque woodchips and loose leaves of jasmine tea. A drop of water and apple and walnut tarts baked with macadamia honey, candlewax and sandalwood incense appeared and on the palate, chewy cranberry dark chocolate chunk cookies.

    DRINKING TIP: Storytelling around the fire


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