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|Product:||12 Years Old Single Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky|
|Product Category:||Beers, Wines & Spirits > Spirits & Fortified Wine > Whisky|
- A complex Speyside single malt whiskey praised for its depth and complexity
- Scotch Whisky Masters Gold 2010, 2011
- One of the most complex single malts with layers of sweet floral fragrances, wood smoke, riverside herbs, vanilla and cereals
- Serve on the rocks in a tumbler or tulip glass to concentrate its flavour, and add a splash of water to release more of its complexity
- The Cragganmore distillery uses unique flat-topped stills to deliver complex flavours
- The perfect gift for drinkers looking to explore the diversity of Speyside single malts
A small distillery in the largest and most famous whisky region of all in the Scottish Highlands, Cragganmore is derived from “Great Rock” in Gaelic. Cragganmore Distillery was founded in 1869 by John Smith, who is said to have been the most experienced distiller of his day. Before, he had been manager of Macallan, Glenlivet and leaseholder of Glenfarclas Distillery. One of the most famous and influential Scotch Whisky authors (the late Michael Jackson) described Cragganmore as having “the most complex aromas of any malt”. John Smith designed Cragganmore distillery around unique flat-topped stills to deliver complex flavours. It is a true designer malt. This single malt as awarded a Gold Medal at the Scotch Whisky Masters 2010, 2011. Each bottle has sweet floral notes with hints of wood smoke, riverside herbs, vanilla and cereals. Its floral notes are ideal with sweet rich tastes, including lobster and even roast suckling pig.
Cragganmore, founded by the legendary John Smith 1869, is for many the definitive Speyside malt. For malt whisky writer Michael Jackson, it has "the most complex aroma of any malt... astonishingly fresh and delicate".
Back in the 1920s this was voted the finest of all Scottish Malt Distillers' malts by their blenders, being titled "A1" for blending.
On tasting it, it's not hard to see what those blenders saw. Mature and well balanced, with an astonishingly fragrant aroma, the slight fruitiness on the palate is overlaid with sweet, smoky notes with hints of sandalwood.
Complexity married to such refinement is not easily found. This is truly a Classic Malt -still the leading Speyside that John Smith set out to create.
A long finish packed with hints of smoky sweetness brings this delightful, refined experience - so accessible, yet so rewarding, gently to a close.
Cragganmore is the distinguished Speyside destination on a journey around Scotland's six malt whisky making regions. The other Classic Malts are:
Oban West Highland
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|Tasting Notes||One of the most complex single malts with layers of sweet floral fragrances, wood smoke, riverside herbs, vanilla and cereals|
|Serving Suggestion||Serve on the rocks in a tumbler or tulip glass to concentrate its flavour, and add a splash of water to release more of its complexity|
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