Cragganmore

1989 21 Years Old

ABV 56%
REVIEWED Issue 93
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Specifications
Brand: Cragganmore
Expression: 1989 21 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 21 years old
ABV: 56%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Malty and fruity. Cereal bowl. Cooked pears. Tinned peaches. Lemonade. Opening on pastry notes. Shortcake. Hint of freshly squeezed orange. Refined and complex.
Palate: Crisp at first. A crunchy feel like taffeta. On time, rounds up. Fruit cooked in a honey syrup. With water, aniseed and candied angelica.
Finish: Smooth. Soft spices.
Comment: A characterful whisky. Fully matured, with a good balance of complexity and straightforwardness.
8.0
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Light and chalky with touches of light char and just-opening green leaves, cooked pear, parma violet. A hint of sulphury depth, but somewhat elusive.
Palate: Better and a little firmer. Mossy with hints of jasmine, a little apple. The spirit's doing all the work, the cask is virtually inert.
Finish: Shows hints of promise, light smoke.
Comment: I'd want more for a 21Year Old. Disappointing.
7.0
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Cragganmore Distillery, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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