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Cragganmore 1989 21 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Cragganmore 1989 21 Years Old

Brand
Cragganmore
Expression
1989 21 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
21 years old
Abv
56.00%
Vintage
1989
Produced at
Cragganmore Distillery
Region
Speyside
Availability
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Dave Broom

70
Nose
Light and chalky with touches of light char and just-opening green leaves, cooked pear, parma violet. A hint of sulphury depth, but somewhat elusive.
Palate
Better and a little firmer. Mossy with hints of jasmine, a little apple. The spirit's doing all the work, the cask is virtually inert.
Finish
Shows hints of promise, light smoke.
Comment
I'd want more for a 21Year Old. Disappointing.

Martine Nouet

80
Nose
Malty and fruity. Cereal bowl. Cooked pears. Tinned peaches. Lemonade. Opening on pastry notes. Shortcake. Hint of freshly squeezed orange. Refined and complex.
Palate
Crisp at first. A crunchy feel like taffeta. On time, rounds up. Fruit cooked in a honey syrup. With water, aniseed and candied angelica.
Finish
Smooth. Soft spices.
Comment
A characterful whisky. Fully matured, with a good balance of complexity and straightforwardness.
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