Cragganmore 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Cragganmore 12 Year Old
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The Speyside representative of the Classic Malts series is rich and spicy, with a very satisfying complexity and well-sherried backbone.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
12 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Speyside
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Orange Orange
  • Lemon Lemon
  • Almond Almond
  • Biscuits Biscuits
  • Toffee Toffee

Cragganmore 12 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: An aromatic blast of citrus to begin with – orange and lemon oil – then soft aromas of toffee, roasted almonds and malted biscuits follow. Very clean and appetising, with a gentle floral character.

    Palate: The fresh citrus notes continue on to the palate, joined by sweet toffee, malt and oat biscuits. Very clean and refreshing.

    Finish: The gentle maltiness fades lightly.

    Comment: A wonderful aperitif, this is subtle and moreish. A delight.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Appearance: Gold

    Nose: A combination of sweet floral fragrances, riverside herbs and flowers with some honey and vanilla.

    Body: Firm, rounded, light to medium.

    Palate: A strong malty taste with hints of sweet wood smoke and sandalwood

    Finish: A long, malt-driven finish with light smoke and hints of sweetness.

36 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    6 July

    Aromatic nose – orange and lemon. Delicious spice and toffee on the palate, with a hint of biscuit. Gentle smooth finish. A pleasant easy drinking whisky – a good introduction to single malt Scotch.

  • 5
    22 February

    this is a really pleasant and smooth tasting sweet whiskey with a little smoke on the finish. thoroughly enjoy this whiskey it has a great finish as well. this is one of three great 12 year old whiskeys that I enjoy all the time. the other 2 are Glenfarclas 12 and Auchentoshan 12 all excellent 12 year old whiskeys

  • 4
    28 January

    This is a really pleasant all round whiskey, it's really easy on the palate, has an excellent well rounded flavour that makes it great for relaxed sociable drinking - and it's excellent value for money

  • 5
    4 December 2016

    Got a bottle instead of Glenfiddich 15 and was pleasantly surprised. So smooth and wonderful nose, and finish.

  • 4
    31 July 2016

    Amazing Speyside...very rich and satisfying

  • 4
    16 March 2016

    This relatively unknown whisky is very good. Well balanced and malty with notes of citrus and toffee. This is the heart of many Johnnie Walker blends and it is very prominent on the nose of JW. The only reason I did not give this 5 stars is because I find Glenmorangie 10 yr old original to be better. It's a very similar style for a lot less money in my humble opinion. I'm sure many people won't see it that way

  • 5
    17 January 2016

    Excellent!

  • 5
    25 December 2015

    Tried a few single malts...Glenmorangie...Glenlivet....Highlnd Park...Laphoraig...Aberfeldy...this is my favorite so far...nice and smooth...warm finish. Definitely not my last bottle....

  • 4
    4 August 2015

    Really interesting Speyside scotch...for those who think Speyside scotches are "boring", this should do the trick in changing their mind. I imagine moonlit farm fields with this one...lots of hay, spice, sweet and pronounced, a scotch that stands out from other Speysiders.

  • 5
    17 July 2015

    A grand dram to warm the cockles.

  • 4
    29 April 2015

    A very easy to drink drop excellent value for money

  • 5
    15 January 2015

    Delightful,

  • 5
    24 December 2014

    excellent for relaxing ~fireside

  • 5
    24 October 2014

    Cragganmore 12 Year Old Single Malt, is my favourite single malt whisky! This is one for the true connoisseur of aged single malts. The warm flavours of slightly smoked wood and sweet Honey, linger on your taste buds with a lasting afterglow. Absolutely wonderful , with an appealing aroma.

  • 5
    25 August 2014

    I bought a small bottle of this as a taster when in Scotland as there were so many to choose from. It is smooth and slightly honeyed with an amazing array of complex flavours. I'm hooked. I never tried any of the others I loved this one so much.

  • Turtle 24 February 2014

    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.

  • Jonty B 22 February 2014

    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.

  • Grant Melville, Falkirk 30 May 2013

    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 .

  • Joe 4 May 2012

    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.

  • EC 17 January 2012

    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.

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