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Cragganmore 12 year old

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Cragganmore 12 year old

Postby Eightball » Mon May 24, 2004 2:05 pm

Last night I tasted Cragganmore 12 year old and took some notes. I'll be tasting and noting the Classic 6 malts in the near future. I'd like to get others feedback too...

Speyside region
Color: yellowish gold
Nose: butterscotch, bannana, honey, rich cream, malty
Body: thick, sharp, hot
Palate: smooth, ice cream? peppery, not too chewy or coating
Finish: full, perfectly balanced, very gentle
Comments: Outstanding! The nose was a tiny bit thin which led me to believe that the body would come up short. This wasn't true at all. The finish was superb!
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Postby BruceCrichton » Mon May 24, 2004 9:30 pm

Cragganmore is great isn't it.

I found it took me 2 or 3 tastes of it and then I was hooked.

It's the most moreish of the Classic Six.
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Postby Admiral » Wed May 26, 2004 4:24 am

Cragganmore certainly exudes elegance, style, and even haughtiness! It's like an expensive Belgian chocolate that comes wrapped in a plain Mars Bar wrapper.

I enjoy the complexity it offers - all the soft, floral notes of a beautiful Speysider, but also with sweetness, and even a hint of smoke. It's firm & juicy & challenges us to discover its secrets.

(God, I write some twaddle sometimes! :D )

In plain old Aussie speak, it's bloody beaut, mate!

Although as a Lagavulin lover, Bruce, I know what I'd rather drink more of! :)
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Postby Lawrence » Wed May 26, 2004 4:09 pm

Iwent to a tasting last week at a local liquor store and Cragganmore was in the line up of ten whiskies. I'd not tasted it in a long time and was very surprised at how good it was, I bought a bottle on the spot!
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Postby BruceCrichton » Wed May 26, 2004 6:11 pm

Admiral wrote:Cragganmore certainly exudes elegance, style, and even haughtiness! It's like an expensive Belgian chocolate that comes wrapped in a plain Mars Bar wrapper.


What a disappointment that would be. I much prefer Mars Bars



Admiral wrote: Although as a Lagavulin lover, Bruce, I know what I'd rather drink more of! :)


Lagavulin is an excellent whisky which I find makes a great aperitif when you're about to have lunch.
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To each his own...

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed May 26, 2004 7:20 pm

Lagavulin is an excellent whisky which I find makes a great aperitif when you're about to have lunch.


Sounds like and excellent way to deaden the taste buds-smoky peaty malt :shock: I wonder what you have for lunch? :lol: Come to think of it, whisky before lunch ...

Nevertheless, to each his own I suppose. :?

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Postby BruceCrichton » Thu May 27, 2004 1:34 pm

Before lunch?

No, that's just as an appetiser before my starter arrives.

Lagavulin is sufficiently light to make a suitable dram for eating with lunch.
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