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.
37 Customer Reviews
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
excellent for relaxing ~fireside
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.