Cragganmore is a Speyside whisky built in Ballindalloch, a site chosen not only for its proximity to the River Spey, but also to the Strathspey railway line. Aged in 2nd fill bourbon barrels, the whisky is slightly peated and is a component for blending in Johnnie Walker, White Horse, and Old Parr whiskies.
On the nose : refreshing with orange, peaches, cherries and a creamy aspect. Digestive biscuits and almond oil.
In the mouth: more of those oranges and a juicy plump quality overall. Almonds, barley and a nuttiness aspect certainly almost marzipan, dark chocolate, a rih honey and black pepper – especially in the finish. It’s just an elegant balance of cereals and sweetness with a drop of rose water thrown in for good measure.
ABV = 40.0%.