Cragganmore 12 Year Old70cl / 40%
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Cragganmore 12 Year Old Reviews
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
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.
45 Customer Reviews
First time I have bought it and a great alternative to the Fiddich 12 - a sweet barley/cereal and honeyed essence on the nose, sweet yet spicy on the palate; quite lovely as an entry-level and affordable age statement single malt - hits above its price point ($66 cdn in toronto); faint whisper of smoke which adds to the overall aromatic presence; a great dram.
I am not a Whisky expert. I only started tasting Scotch two years ago on a trip to Scotland. I ordered the Classic Malts Strong with Lagavulin 16, Talisker 10 and Cragganmore 12. The Cragganmore was smoother and not as strong as the other two. During our trip this year, we visited the Cragganmore Distillery. I ordered the Cragganmore 12 and have tried it neat and in Old Fashioned and Rob Roy cocktails. I have enjoyed it and will purchase it in the future.
This is a nice Speyside with a pleasant bready malt character. Has sandalwood on the nose along with the warm fruity scent, didn't really notice much smoke. The maltiness lingers for awhile, with a bit of medicinal aftertaste. While this was enjoyable, can't say I'd rather have this over something more strong and complex like Craigillache, or my Speyside gold standard, Balvenie 12. Was definitely worth a try.
One of the best malt whiskies as its easy drinking ..smooth but not bland
Like most of the previous reviewers I had only learned about this lovely Speyside Scotch via various review sites. Much like Mr. LOKNES I was disappointed to find that it was only at select locations in Ontario and has been "out of stock for the past several weeks. I did luck into a bottle at duty free at Fort Erie crossing into the US. - as soon as I tried this Scotch I knew I had another fav. for the liquor cabinet. I know others wont necessarily agree but I find it reminds me abit of another of my fav.'s - Dalwhinnie 15 year old but at a much better price point. I agree with other reviewers that I personally think this scotch could please a novice scotch drinker but also a more avid fan of Speyside Scotch. As a PS for Mr. LOKNES - you can order this scotch directly through the LCBO in Ontario and have it deleivered at no charge to your local outlet or for a small charge (I think $6.00 ) it can be sent to your home directly - Cheers
A sweet malty perfect delight. This is what you imagine scotch to taste like.
Great value! A very good single malt, sweet orange and caramel. Very easy drinking and great for someone just getting into single malts but also great for refined palates. I wish it was more available in Ontario Canada. 4.5 Stars
love it. one of my favourites
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.
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
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
Got a bottle instead of Glenfiddich 15 and was pleasantly surprised. So smooth and wonderful nose, and finish.
Amazing Speyside...very rich and satisfying
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
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....
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.
A grand dram to warm the cockles.
A very easy to drink drop excellent value for money