Cragganmore 12

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Cragganmore 12

Postby Elagabalus » Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:18 pm

I ordered this at the racetrack I went to and it was just delicious. So far this is one of my favourites.

Anyone else's opinion on this scotch?

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Postby Scotchio » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:12 pm

Yes it's an excellent malt although like the other classic malts it seems to have changed a little over time. I've tried some old minis of the 12yr old which have been incredible, as good as any speysider I've had.

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Postby Mr Fjeld » Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:40 am

I love the Cragganmore 12. Nice and fruity with the oak really well integrated. I think it deserves to be mentioned more often - together with Clynelish 14. There are a few good whiskies out there which seem to seduce you rather than shove its sherry or smoke character right in your face.

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Postby killerwhale » Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:26 am

haven't tried it but will soon as I have a bottle waiting in the 'wings'.
looking forward to it.... :)

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Postby bond » Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:49 am

It has often won my vote on this forum as the most under-rated whisky. It just does not have the recognition it deserves.

Me thinks me shall have a dram tonite :P

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Postby laphroaig10_65 » Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:49 pm

A very fine sherry-style dram, creamy and spicy, complex, and easy to find. A worthy representative of Speyside in Classic Malts selection.

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Postby Quaichuser » Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:46 am

I lucked out on the 12 about 18 months ago. I was into my local LCBO and saw it on the the floor level discontinued shelf hidden at the back of the store. They had 5 bottles @ $10.00 off the regular price. I bought 3 of them and gave one as a gift and am down to the last dram of my remainder. I love it.
Fortunately it was just a local clear out so it is still available. :)
Unfortunatley I won't see that price again. :(

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Postby Thomas H. » Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:39 pm

Not bad, but not a stunner either. I think I gave it 78 or 79 points. Good for easy-drinking, but not the 90 or 91 points Micheal Jackson gave it.
It could be that older versions are better though.

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Postby killerwhale » Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:46 am

I got to try this whisky, notes are:

Cragganmore 12 .....40%

colour: honey.
nose: malty, gentle light fruit basket, oak, honey/vanilla, complex, well integrated, soft & attractive.
palate/mouth feel: malty, fruit sweetness, lil spice, touch of oak & honey.
finish: malty, fruit basket sweetness, touch of oak/honey & vanilla, nice mouth buzz, med-long finish, well balanced, herbal/grassey at the end.

notes: quite good, well balanced, flavours integrated nicely, quite malty, some spice, light yet also brings an impact. It gets a thumbs up for it's complexity, worth exploring, different than my usual dram but still quite good. Bottle may open up with time (my first dram notes).

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