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 Single Malt Whiskey
John Smith established Cragganmore Distillery in 1869 in the heart of Scotland's Speyside whiskey region. This is a malt whiskey distillery equipped with four very short stills and is one of the few Scottish malt whiskey distilleries that continues to cool its new spirit in traditional worm tubs. The few distillery bottlings including Cragganmore 12 Year Old and Distillers Edition are well enhanced by those of independent bottlers.