It's also priced very reasonably, which makes it difficult to accuse of being over-rated. Compare it with other whiskies around the same price point, and I think it stacks up pretty well.
To be honest, given the low exposure it has, I would have thought it qualifed for an "under-rated" malt.
its also quite complex very diffacult to find all the flavours there all intertwined and working together instead off taking you off in different directions
Keep in mind this was a sample I tasted - not my own bottle. The indication is that there will be less than 1500 bottles (I believe it was said right around a thousand) and the cost will be over $100.00 USD (likely $120ish)
Flowery yes, but to me I don't know if it was the added strength, (the Sherry factor was NOT heavy) or other aspects, but the body was noticeably more structured than the 12 (to me). Comparing the two, the 12 would be medium bodied at best to me, where as the 10 is staring full bodied down pretty hard. IMHO This 10 will probably sell easily just based on those who look for something different. For me the price for whiskey that age is somewhat an obstacle.
Also bear with me on the limited details. Right behind the Craggan... 10, I tasted the new Talisker 18, the 25, Caol Ila 18 and an upcoming 25 + the Lagavulin 12 CS (all OBs) - so my ability to reflect was slightly warped. Luckily I tasted the C-10 first!
I actually changed it to 1,500 believing I mis-read the bottle and it mush have said 15 hundred instead of thousand. Now that you've cleared that up, maybe I wasn't as bad off as I thought after all those tastes.
Maybe he meant a thousand in the US only - not sure about that - but will attempt to find the answer asap.
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