Cragganmore Distillers Edition

Cragganmore-Distillers-Edition-1998Cragganmore the Distillers Edition 1998 (bottled 2011)

ABV: 40%

Single Speyside malt, double matured; finished in Ruby Port Pipes

After sampling the Talisker Distillers Edition, I hinted that I might enjoy the Cragganmore Distillers Edition for Christmas. Either my wife picks up hints well, or my entreaties were stronger than I thought; whatever the cause, my wife — God bless her — deposited a bottle of the Cragganmore under the tree for me.

Nose: Apples, pears, rich port tones, ginger, and liquorice.

Palate: Dry, vanilla-oaked, spiced-tea, stewed apples and pears.

Finish: Oak, pepper, and a long, subtle bitterness reminiscent of an IPA.

Final notes: This whisky is easy to drink, but has a subtle complexity: there is a nicely balanced marriage between the restrained smoke and port aspects. For me, the addition of water brought no additional benefits. This expression is a nice addition to the Distillers Edition collection.


About db johnston

A father (of two daughters), husband, and wannabe writer/artist wrapped in a Buddhist veneer, with an eclectic employment history as; a Labourer, Instrument Mechanic (in a Gas Plant), Industrial Salesperson, Telecommunication Technician, Nuclear Energy Worker, and a few I can't recall at the moment.
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One Response to Cragganmore Distillers Edition

  1. cgjohnston says:

    Glad you like it! Slàinte Mhath

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