Cragganmore 1999 20 years
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Cragganmore 1999 20 years Single Malt
Matured in a combination of refill casks and new fresh-charred American oak hogsheads, and bottled at a natural cask strength of 55.8%, this is one wooded dram. The modern way.
Cargganmore was actually founded in 1869 by John Smith, a man with a simple name but magic hands and massive ability. He had already managed Maccallan, Glenfarcles, the Glenlivet and Clydesdales and was ready to build his own. Well chosen locations and a dedicated new fangled railway siding contributed to their success and the business was sold to White Horse distillers in the 1923.
This is the distilleries oldest expression and is a delight to drink. A good collectible too with a great distilling date and unusual age for the distillery expression.
Nose: Deeply wooded, complex, with fruit top notes of ripe pear, melon soft leather notes. Surpisingly sweet
Palate: Creamy-smooth, the taste is rich and sweet, though less so than expected from the nose. Well balanced by a drying and savoury mid-palate.
Finish: Long, velvet-smooth, dry and chilli-spiced.