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Specifications

Colour:

Whisky

Producer:

Cragganmore

Region:

Whisky

Appellation:

Speyside

Craggnamore, Smoky, 12 Year Old, Speyside, 2019 Release, NV

1x70cl £70.83

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Tasting Note:

If you think you know Cragganmore, try this deliciously unusual expression; building on its smooth Speyside character, this is a medium-peated, lightly smoky cask- strength expression made as a trial in 2006 and matured in refill casks, which is only now ready to release as a 12YO.

Appearance: Pale straw, unoaked white wine. Good beading.

Nose: A mild nose overall, with 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. Ashy notes, as with a spent fire. A drop of water sweetens and mellows the nose further. Becomes more smoky in the development.

Body: Light to medium.

Palate: At natural strength, 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 appetisingly savoury. The spiciness and smokiness still come through, and linger in the finish.

Finish: 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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