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    Cragganmore 12 Years Old Reviews

    Cragganmore 12 Years Old 66
    Based on 18 reviews.
    Rated on a scale of 50 to 99
    Distillery
    Cragganmore
    Style
    Single Malt
    Release
    Unspecified
    Age
    12 Years
    Alcohol
    40% abv.
    Region
    Scotland: Speyside
    Bottled For
    Distillery

    An elegant, sophisticated Speyside with the most complex aroma of any malt. Astonishingly fragrant with sweetish notes and a smoky maltiness on the finish.

    Cragganmore 12 Years Old
    Review by Mark Henderson

    6850/99
    Color
    Amber.
    Nose
    Without water, a bit of honey; with a few drops, some fruitiness and floral tones.
    Body
    A light one. Even neat, it felt watered down.
    Palate
    The sherry lacking on the nose found its way here. The whole palate is a bit sweet, even for a Speyside.
    Finish
    Light and uneventful, nothing seems to linger here.

    Light. Fairly uncomplicated with little to no peat. A little water was almost too much water.

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    Cragganmore 12 Years Old
    Review by ChadDavis

    7950/99
    Color
    Exactly Amber
    Nose
    Lysol, fruits and honey, slight saltiness
    Body
    Thin. Not viscous, like wine.
    Palate
    Like the nose but without the chemical element. Sweet, fruit and honey, some sherry presence.
    Finish
    Short mild finish. Pleasant with a subtle bitterness after several sips.

    This is a good whisky for sipping. It's easy drinking and uncomplicated. There is no smokiness to it at all. It would benefit from a higher proof. It's only 40 %. I didn't add any water, it would not have stood up to it. Good for drinking straight, but too expensive for mixed drinks. I am glad I tried it, but I won't likely buy it again. This Scotch is better with food than it is on its own. Unremarkable for the price.

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    Cragganmore 12 Years Old
    Review by Mr Darcy

    8350/99
    Color
    Golden straw
    Nose
    Vanilla, Fruit, Strawberry, Spices.
    Body
    Medium
    Palate
    Vanilla, Malt, Honey, Wooden.
    Finish
    Smooth mild fruity complex arrival develops a herbal / floral short lived finish.

    Great Speysider for anytime.

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    Cragganmore 12 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    8050/99
    Color
    Straw
    Nose
    Fragrant with honey, salt, and some floral notes
    Body
    Very thin but not watery...just not much viscosity. Very light mouth feel.
    Palate
    Sugary...flavor goes straight to the roof of my mouth. Have to resist urge to gulp it down. Very tasty but almost too light.
    Finish
    Short, dry finish, but pleasant taste. No warming either. Satisfying but it's gone too quickly.

    Finally got to try it...enjoyable but didn't blow me away

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    Cragganmore 12 Years Old
    Review by Winemaker

    8350/99
    Color
    golden to amber
    Nose
    Definite American oak presence, but then there are some distinctive flor notes as in a sherry or oxidized wine. After some time all of this integrates very nicely into apple pie with vanilla ice cream.
    Body
    Light to medium body, very smooth
    Palate
    More subtle than the nose, but consistent with it: vanilla, slight sweetness, I'm stealing the rock sugar descriptor here because it totally fits.
    Finish
    Not incredibly long, but pleasant, slight bitterness at the tail end

    I agree with many of the comments below. This is a smooth and delightful whisky. Not terribly complex, but tasty nonetheless. It goes down almost too easy! I enjoy it very much.

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    Cragganmore 12 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    8550/99
    Color
    Light gold
    Nose
    Lovely: peppery and fruity
    Body
    fairly thin, light
    Palate
    Corkboard and leather, pipe tobacco
    Finish
    Wood and tobacco coming on late, salt lingering. Finish is modest in length.

    This has become a favorite to have on hand. I find it never demanding, but there is enough subtlety there to keep things interesting.

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    Cragganmore 12 Years Old
    Review by Insinuendo

    7450/99
    Color
    The color is a pale, translucent gold.
    Nose
    Superb nose! Fruity, fruity, fruity! Exotic fruit essences, candied malt and some spritziness (iodine) and subtle smokiness.
    Body
    This is a medium-bodied malt.
    Palate
    The mouth reflects the nose. Fruity and not overly fat, but smooth. Definitely spicy on the back-end and slightly oaky.
    Finish
    Length is not its strength.

    "...the most complex aroma of any malt." (NOT!)

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    Cragganmore 12 Years Old
    Review by ColoradoDram

    8450/99
    Color
    Yellow gold.
    Nose
    Sweet flowers and fruit, Scapa 14-like. Honey.
    Body
    Thin, light, silky smooth.
    Palate
    Very sweet fruit salad in whipped cream with a vase of flowers nearby, a pleasant honey and malty ale with a hint of licorice too.
    Finish
    Relatively cool and medium short, but a nice intro of prickly pepper after the fruit and flower salad gives this a nice flavor-faceted finish.

    It may be best to try this one, and then judge it a year later to appreciate the complexity of the taste and finish. Reminds me of JW Gold blend - a thin, very silky, sweet, floral good Speyside time.

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    Cragganmore 12 Years Old
    Review by Frombeyond

    8850/99
    Color
    light amber
    Nose
    Very pretty flowers with vanilla and herbs
    Body
    weight because of hard water
    Palate
    honey and vanilla, clean, and not as thin as others claim it to be.
    Finish
    long and smokey

    I like this whisky it's very speyside-like in it's approach and has a nice smooth honey and vanilla character.

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    Cragganmore 12 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    6850/99
    Color
    A honey brown.
    Nose
    Immediate grape or fruit scent followed by a floral garden.
    Body
    A very smooth, almost too-light watery mouthfeel. Not too warming.
    Palate
    Lighter peat and a spice that I can't put my finger on, but overall, it's very light. Something seems to be lacking.
    Finish
    Not as warming as some of the greats, but that's probably because there isn't enough taste to linger.

    I would recommend this one to someone who's just starting out and is still hesitant to try something more full-bodied. It's worth a taste, but I won't be buying it again, even at its lower price.

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    Cragganmore 12 Years Old
    Review by Lugarteniente

    8050/99
    Color
    Amber
    Nose
    Flowers?
    Body
    Medium.
    Palate
    Complex: Fruits, honey, smoke...
    Finish
    oaky, medium finish

    One of the clasics and best speysiders. A winner

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    Cragganmore 12 Years Old
    Review by Bongo

    7750/99
    Color
    golden amber
    Nose
    slightly fragrant and old woody, mildly peaty
    Body
    smooth, not thick slightly gritty
    Palate
    sweet and salty peat, with an overtone of honey
    Finish
    a slow build of flavours, subtle changes in layers of salt, old wood, slightly husky and then honey

    definitely a nice whiskey. not as bold as many, not without its edge but not aggressive in its clout. A good sipping whiskey likely to please most palates.

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    Cragganmore 12 Years Old
    Review by Fyoder

    7950/99
    Color
    new polished brass
    Nose
    subtle tofee
    Body
    medium
    Palate
    musty ginger
    Finish
    medium length finish

    Quite nice, perhaps a wee bit too polite for my taste, but even so I'd drink more of this.

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    Cragganmore 12 Years Old
    Review by Sfaulk

    7650/99
    Color
    Pale, almost yellow.
    Nose
    A pleasant burn, mostly a smoke and wood smell with a faint wisp of fruit.
    Body
    Thin, but with a lasting finish.
    Palate
    The most lasting taste is wood, some smoke as well.
    Finish
    Brilliant finish, lighter than most.

    This would be a nice one to introduce new whiskey drinkers to, a bit thin for my tastes.

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    Cragganmore 12 Years Old
    Review by Colin

    8350/99
    Color
    Orange gold
    Nose
    Vanilla pudding, Floral
    Body
    Full bodied. Soft and warm.
    Palate
    Creamy, Vanilla, Rice or Tapioca pudding. Banana, Spice.
    Finish
    Cool and consistent.

    The nose palate and finish of this whisky are very consistent with eachother. Throughout the drinking experience there is omnipresent vanilla pudding and a slightly spicy kick. I drank this full strength and didn't experience any burn. It's simply delicious.

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    Cragganmore 12 Years Old
    Review by Gargamel

    7850/99
    Color
    Yellow peach.
    Nose
    Sparse, Arid, Burnt sugar, Lemon.
    Body
    Well balanced, Thick.
    Palate
    Grass, Slight banana note, Canned apricot. Sweet and fruity.
    Finish
    Waxy finish. Long and warm, but light. Finishes clean and cool.

    A very pleasant whisky. This should be drank outside during summer, and at Christmas. It makes me hungry for fruit pie and icecream.

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    Cragganmore 12 Years Old
    Review by Saul

    7550/99
    Color
    Faint amber.
    Nose
    Barely perceptible.
    Body
    Medium body. Powerful.
    Palate
    Slight butterscotch bitternes. Well balanced, but very subtle.
    Finish
    Long, but not too strong. Stays on the roof of the mouth.

    Very easy drinking. Not exciting, but pleasant.

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    Cragganmore 12 Years Old
    Review by RJ

    7850/99
    Color
    Light amber.
    Nose
    Hollow
    Body
    Smooth. Easy.
    Palate
    Dynamic. Changes from sip to sip. Well balanced.
    Finish
    Tingly on the tongue. Not overly complex, with a little bit of an edge. Long and warming.

    Drink neat.

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