25 Years Old

ABV 51.4%
REVIEWED Issue 136
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Brand: Cragganmore
Expression: 25 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 25 years old
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 51.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 136
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Oxidised fruit and herbs. Oozing maturity, with dusty oak and tropical banana, apricot and pear. A touch of barley and creamier oak. Water brings out some waxy citrus.
Palate: Full and honeyed with barley, toasty oak, mature oxidised fruit and herbal rancio. Water emphasises the citrus.
Finish: Gorgeous length with the dusty American oak coming through. Mouth-watering and fruity although it needs diluting to bring out the softness and hints of heather and violets.
Comment: A stunning dram! Sensational neat or with water.
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Fantastic nose of flambé bananas and Crêpe Suzette. If there isn’t good age on this whisky, then it’s come from a top class cask, sweet oak and warm cinnamon buns.
Palate: Neat, this sits wonderfully on the palate with those warm cinnamon buns making you feel so at home and a dry oak that is perfectly balanced. With water it just gets better.
Finish: Orange creams. Beautiful and delicate old oak and mandarin tones.
Comment: A little over-sweet in places. Aside from that, just wonderful.
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Cragganmore Distillery, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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