Cragganmore (2016 Special Release)

Single Malt

Cragganmore // Speyside, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    86
  • Avg. Rating

    4.15
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 5 )

The no-age-statement bottling in Diageo's 2016 Special Releases is this single malt from Cragganmore. The distillery was founded in 1869 by a former manager of other well-known Speyside producers like The Macallan, Glenlivet, and Glenfarclas distilleries. For this expression, refill American hogsheads, rejuvenated American hogsheads, and ex-sherry European oak casks were utilized during maturation. It is bottled at 55.7% ABV.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    55.7
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    refill American hogsheads, rejuvenated American hogsheads, and ex-sherry European oak

Tasting Notes

"A sweet nose offers candied fruit, with crème brulee, vanilla custard, and citrus zest. A somewhat oily palate then reveals peaches and cream, spice and black pepper, and a touch of hay, all followed by a distinct peanut-brittle note. A smooth, flavorful, and overall easygoing finish then follows, with a bit of heat."

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