I rate this malt better than others that cost over three times as much! Have done a blind taste test with this and several other quality single malts and cragganmore won by miles. Highly recommended for those with a sensitive palate. You might be able to get better, but you'll struggle at this end of the market. A excellent addition to any collection.
- Turtle, 24th February
There is no sherried maturation here. According to the maker it is 100% bourbon first refill. Actually IMHO it would be a better dram with some sherry influence as I find it somewhat austere as it stands.I agree that bumping up the ABV would make it more insteresting but this is not a Diageo trait. It's better on the nose than to drink, but I don't know anyone who just smells their whisky.
- Jonty B, 22nd February
A pleasant but unambitious Speyside. I've just finishing working my way through a bottle, a five month journey. I agree with Mr Venables, it does grow on you, but it's an old faithful friend rather than an exciting new acquaintance .
- Grant Melville, Falkirk, 30th May '13
My favorite of all of them, and I have tried many!! A small drop of water to open it up, and it's dangerously delicious.
- Joe, 4th May '12
Was expecting big things from this one after a recomendation by a friend. I wouldn't go as far as to say I'm disapointed, but it didn't quite live up to my expectations. I doubt many people will agree with my next statement, but it reminds me a little of woodford reserve bourbon, which I was not expecting.
- EC, 17th Jan '12
A bit dull. This is very much like a standard speysider with all those Speyside qualities in the same bottle, but nothing memorable.
- Mikko, 31st Jul '11
i had cragganmore last year... i had never tasted anything like this b4.. man o man... still dying for a bottle ..guys the production is lessened these dayzz???? was not able to find it in london.
- kartik sharma, 12th Jul '11
Had Cragganmore for the first time weekend of 21st May, Man ooh man, this is the mother of all malts. never again shall i go for bourbon.
- wisdom Chinya, 23rd May '11
Quite pleasant malt, but should be bottled at higher strength.
- Tudval, 15th May '11
The nose is a bit disappointing, palate is much more satysfying. Finish would be OK if not for a bit too strong a burn sensation. For me it is 83/100.From this price range take Oban 14yo or Talisker 10yo.
- rico, 19th Sep '10
just got this delivered to my door today , as it being my first time purchasing from this company , i was a little nervous , but all went smoothly , shall be back to buy more , well done to all staff at the whisky exchange
- mark woolley, 2nd Jul '10
Fantastic stuff and very much underrated.
- DavidUK, 14th Apr '10
Never tried this until I saw it in the bar at the union station in downtown los angeles of all places. Hard to find this much taste in a smooth 12 yr. I can't wait to buy a bottle.
- Luke Pals, 12th Mar '10
worth drinking. you owe it to your self to try it.
- stewie ramone, 4th Mar '10
Definitely one of my desert island malts!
- anonymous, 14th Jan '10
PalateOn entry, malt, honey and marzipan. Moves quickly to smoke with a beautiful sweetness through out. A tapestry of rich, smokey flavors, perfectly in balance, woven such that there are no unsightly seams. Truly heaven sent.FinishBurnt toast, cinnamon, brown sugar and sea spray woven most intricately with wisps of smoke and gentle spices linger considerably upon the palate. Wow! Having drunk this, I know I am in the presence of greatness!
- Jason's Scotch Whisky Reviews, 30th Dec '09
One of the real Giants of Speyside. Always a classy malt which you keep going back to. Everything is subtle
- trebor, 20th Nov '09
Anyway one of the best spirit you can drink!
- F. Della Rocca (Italy), 26th Sep '09
This one has the extra "kick" to it which Macallan lacks. I just love the nose on this complex Speysider, and as Mr W venables posted, it do grow on you. A personal favorite.
- anonymous, 3rd Sep '09
Gorgeous dram with real class and a complex nose. If you have a favourite speyside dram then try this as well and compare and contrast.