Cragganmore 12 Year

Peated Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

3.5 out of 5 stars
Nose: Sweet and slightly smoky. Floral notes, very pleasant. Apples and cinnamon. Some vanilla. Hints of caramel as well. Palate: Sweet as expected. Apples stronger here than on the nose. Smoothness of honey blending with the fading smoke. Some malt rounding it out. Finish: Medium. Slight burn but not offensive. Fruitiness lingering. Not much sticks around but unexpectedly, the smoke stays the longest. Overall Thoughts: Not bad at all. A pleasant surprise. It’s nose has quite a bit going on but the palate keeps it simple. It’s very pleasant and easy to drink. I’m certainly considering adding a bottle to my collection.