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Whisky, Speyside



Cragganmore, Smoky, 12 Year Old, Speyside, Special Releases 2019, 2007

1x70cl £70.83

2 bottles £70.83 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

A small, experimental batch of cask strength and medium-peated Cragganmore matured in traditional refill American oak casks. A style never released by the distillery before, it wreathes the elegant, smooth distillery character in a wholly unexpected aromatic and spicy smokiness. Pale straw in colour with good beading. On the nose it is mild with a light prickle. The aroma is initially elusive, both sweet; boiled sweets, apple pie and savoury; soft leather, sanded wood, and with a wisp of fragrant peat-smoke. Light to medium-bodied, on the palate it is pleasantly smooth in texture; the taste is immediately rich, sweet and savoury, then unexpectedly and appealingly becomes smoky. Adding a drop of water makes it really smooth, and slightly sweeter, yet it remains savoury. The spiciness and smokiness still come through. The finish is smoothly smoky, spicy and warming; lightly drying, with a lingering thread of smoke and a pleasing aftertaste. With water, smoother and longer. Leaves an intriguing memory of smoke on the tongue.

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