Saturday, July 30, 2016

Whisky Review: Cragganmore 12 years Single Malt Scotch



Category
Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Region
Speyside, Scotland

ABV
40%

Price
$73 and less

Availability
Wide Distribution

Closure
Cork stopper

Age Statement
12 years

Nose (undiluted)
Beautiful sherry notes waft up in heavenly fashion, oranges, dandelion.

Palate (undiluted)
Golden barley, marzipan, dark honey smeared on dark toast, almonds, hazelnuts, rose petals, and great complexity of all these flavors.

Finish (undiluted)
Medium length of flavors remaining upon the palate include creamy caramel, hint of lemon pith and grapefruit, wisps of very fine Cuban cigar smoke: H. Upmann, and finally salty sea spray.

General Impressions
This is a gateway drug for whisky novices. Cragganmore will reveal to you the majesty of single malts if you are a novice enamored with smooth and sweet blended Scotch.

Cragganmore is a stunning exercise in complexity of subtle flavors of honey, barley, lemon and sea spray.

Widely available and generally reasonably priced, what can I say?

Highly recommended!

Cheers!



Jason Debly