Apart of the yearly special release from Diageo, this 12 year old single malt from Cragganmore is a small trial batch of medium peated Cragganmore that has been matured in traditional refill American oak casks. This is a new style that has never been released before, it wreathes the elegant, smooth distillery character in a wholly unexpected aromatic and spicy smoke manor.
Usually Cragganmore is unpeated and is a highly respected Speyside malt.
The aroma is initially elusive, sweet with a hard candy or apple pie, savory, with soft leather and sanded wood and this new unique smoky notes. The texture is smooth, while the taste is rich, sweet and savory and then becomes appealingly smoky. The finish is smooth smoke and spice.