12 Years Old

ABV 40%
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Brand: Cragganmore
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
Year of bottling: 2002
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 22
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Very expressive. Notably herbal. Grassy.
Palate: Having flirted, plays hard-to-get. Interplay of teasing sweetness and stony dryness. Promises of orange blossom. Honey. Anise.
Finish: Slow seduction in the flower beds.
Comment: It's worth taking the trouble.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Silky, elegant and rich: currant bushes, sweet fruits, honey, cream, leather, rich malt, chestnut. Water makes it smokier. Fruity with a savoury edge.
Palate: Lovely weight: honey, blackberry, cooked fruits, walnut, dried apricot. A mid-to back-palate whisky which is robust, yet silky; meaty but elegant. The word is complex.
Finish: Tingle of heathery smoke binding it together.
Comment: The most complex of the flight by some margin.
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Cragganmore Distillery, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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