About the Distillery
The distinctive, rather austere style of Cragganmore 12yo Single Malt Wisky is pleasing, with the taste of excellence imparted through 12 years of maturing. The perfect after-dinner malt with a good firm body, malty smoky finish and a personality as individual and distinguished than the distillery founder.
The Cragganmore distillery was founded in 1869 by John Smith, thought to be the most experienced distiller of his day. A former manager of Macallan, Glenlivet and Wishaw distilleries, and leaseholder of Glenfarclas distillery – he persuaded his landlord, Sir George Macpherson-Grant, to lease him the land to build a new distillery at Ballindalloch beside the Strathspey railway line.
Craggenmore 12yo - Our Thoughts
Complex, mature and well balanced, with a slight fruitiness on the tounge, overlaid with smokey notes.
Bottlers Tasting Notes
Nose: The most complex aroma of any malt. Its bouquet is astonishly fragrant and delicate, with sweetish notes of cut grass and herbs. (thyme perhaps?)
Body: Light to Medium, but very firm and smooth.
Palate: Delicate, clean restrained, with a huge range of herbal, flowery notes.