Cragganmore may not be the most recognizable single malt in the world but back in 1988 the 12 years old expression was part of the original UD Classic Malts selection.
It represented Speyside and the company’s main contender from the region was Mortlach. The annual sales are north of 350 000 bottles, what in our opinion makes Cragganmore one of the most underappreciated single malts.
Nose: nicely balanced, floral and fruity, heather, honey, vanilla, traces of hay and nuts.
Palate: rich and fruity, creamy, peaches, cherries, prunes, nougat, almonds and delicate smokiness.
Finish: long and pleasant, creamy maltiness, sweet fruits and a whiff of smoke.