Scotch - Single Malt

Cragganmore 12yr Single Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky

From: Speyside, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

Bottle/Rating Data

  • Proof66 Rating : 620 / 831
    Rabble Rating : 2.5 / 5.0
    Owner: Diageo
    ABV: 40.0% Proof: 80.0
    Price (USD) : $60
    Age: 12

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Tier 1
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Wine Enthusiast

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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.

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 2 ratings and 1 review.
Slàinte Mhath Slàinte Mhath (38) (2016-09-22)
Coming from the Speyside of Scotland, this Single Malt can be characterized as rather mild, fruity and inoffensive. Cragganmore 12 is underestimated because it's not a very demanding and expressive whisky. Nevertheless, it has a decent complexity and is well-balanced. The nose is smooth, grainy and dominated by fruits with heather honey and toffee. It tastes crisp and fruity in the arrival, turning slightly dry and bitter in the development. Although the finish is rather short and not very substantial, this whisky has something to offer - if given the chance. RATING: 3.3/5.0 ≙ 84 pts
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