Scotch - Single Malt

Cragganmore 12yr Single Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky

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  • Proof66 Rating
    625 / 891
    Rabble Rating
    2.0 / 5.0
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91st Percentile
This score falls in the 91st percentile of all spirits in the Whiskey category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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Proof66 Notes

Cragganmore 12yr is the flagship and youngest expression from the line. It is said to be one of the principal malt whiskies used in the Johnnie Walker Black blend of whisky (from the interesting review at Scotchnoob.

The Cragganmore Distillery was originally founded by "Big John Smith" near the river Spey in 1869. At age 36, he had experience with both Macallan and Glenlivet before starting Cragganmore. It is named for the hill behind the distillery where the source of the whiskey's springwater. In recent history, through a series of purchases, it eventually became sold for the last time to Distillery Company Limited in 1968 and then part of Diageo through a series of mergers. Their malt is "lightly smoked." (This from the excellent write-up at The Whisky Guide.

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This bottle has 1 rating and 1 review.
Alchemist Alchemist (50) (2012-02-23)
Diageo's "classic malt" representative for Speyside. The nose is woody, spicy sweet and has a sourness in the background which is quite unusual. The body is at best an acquired taste... It arrives distinctly bitter developing light spices, more bitterness and medium pepper. It's noticeably watery as well. The finish is medium length and is initially mildly bitter and spicy but decays to an unpleasant sourness. The aftertaste lets this down further as it becomes increasingly sour and this sour taste lingers on the palate for ages - and not at all moreish. This is supposed to be a classic?
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