A part 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
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A Cragganmore of this age has never been released from the distillery, making this elusive malt a much anticipated expression. Sweet and mellow woody notes emerge from this small batch, patiently matured over 20 years in a combination of refill casks.
Cragganmore is a highly respected Speyside malt founded by a giant among distillers, John Smith. The ethereal aromas are among the most complex to be found in any malt, appearing and disappearing mysteriously like the ghostly flight of the Barn Owl as it quarters the twilight Speyside glens in search of its prey.
A mellow nose reveals fruity notes of ripe pear, soft melon and green banana, then savoury hints of soft leather and sanded hardwood. The texture is creamy smooth while the taste is rich and sweet, delightfully balanced by a savoury mid-palate. The finish is long, velvety and spicy-dry.
Part of the 2020 Special Release from Diageo.
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