Single sherry cask #1385. Distilled March 1993 and bottled August 2011.
18-year old cask strength Cragganmore from the award winning Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld series. 494 numbered bottles.
Nose: Sherry, juniper and lots of forest fruits. Some moss and herbals emerge notes and a faint medicinal note.
Palate: Big and chewy. Mouth coating (leaving you wanting more) dried orange, plums and then some creamier notes. Second taste gives a touch of pepper with classic rum and raisin character. Burnt toast with melted butter.
Finish: Long and chewy, with almost a touch of salt. Nutty and then more floral notes linger.
Cragganmore Distillery was established by John Smith in 1869 on a site close to Ballindalloch Station in the heart of Scotland’s Speyside whisky region. Cragganmore Distillery is a malt whisky distillery equipped with four very short stills and is one of the few Scottish malt whisky distilleries which continue to cool their new spirit in traditional worm tubs. Visitors are welcomed at the Cragganmore Distillery visitor centre where distillery tours are available. Cragganmore is a participant in the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.