Whiskey Nerds
Cragganmore 1996 Double Matured Distillers Edition
18.02.20162 Min Read — In General

Not much description to go along with this one.

Distilled in 1996, Bottled in 2008. This is a 12 year old whiskey with an 8 year vintage.

An elegant sophisticated speyside with the most complex aroma of any malt.

Astonishingly fragrant with sweetish notes and a smoky maltiness on the finish

About the distillery:

Cragganmore is a Scotch whisky distillery situated in the village of Ballindalloch in Banffshire, Scotland.

The distillery was founded in 1869 by John Smith on land leased from Sir George Macpherson-Grant. The site was chosen by Smith both for its proximity to the waters of the Craggan burn and because it was close to the Strathspey Railway. Smith was an experienced distiller, having already been manager of the Macallan, Glenlivet, Glenfarclas and Wishaw distilleries.

The Strathspey Railway is now disused and forms the Speyside Way long-distance walking route.

Cragganmore is marketed by United Distillers under their Classic Malts brand.


Details:

StyleSingle Malt, Scotch
Alcohol40%
Aged12 Years
DistrictSpeyside
Vintage1996
Bottled2008
CasktypeDouble Matured in Ruby Port Wood

Our Score:

Nose6/10
Taste5/10
Finish6/10
Overall6/10

Comments

"Smells delicious, I really like it"

"Wet paint on the nose"

"Burning the whole way down"

"Smooth, so smooth"

"A really nice sweet whisky to drink on a day to day basis"

Overall: This is a whiskey that splits the crowd right down the middle. It's not a safe bet for a present. But worth taking risk on to taste it.