Mature and well balanced, with an astonishingly fragrant aroma, the slight fruitness on the palate is overlaid with sweet, smoky notes with hints of sandelwood. A long finish packed with hints of smoky sweetness brings this delightful, refined experience - so accessible, yet so rewarding, gently to a close.
Background: Cragganmore was founded by the legendary John Smith in 1869, and is for many the definitive Speyside malt. For malt whisky writer Michael Jackson, it has "the most complex aroma of any malt...astonishingly fresh and delicate." Cragganmore is the distinguished Speyside destination on a journey around Scotland's six malt whisky making regions. The other classic malts are :
Glenkinchie - Lowland
Dalwhinnie - Highland
Oban - West Highland