Cragganmore 26 Year Old 1985 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

  • Distillery: Cragganmore
  • Distilled:
    1985
  • Bottler:
    Signatory
  • Bottled:
    2011
  • Age:
    26
  • ABV:
    53%

Matured in ex-bourbon (hogshead #1238), release of 137 bottles.

Average rating:
92

Member ratings:

Member Review Rating
Povilas

Aroma: cedar wood, oil, wax, ripe peaches. Orange peel, walnuts. Very interesting and rich. Water brings more fruitiness and oak.
Palate: ripe fruits and spices. Mango, honey, ginger, cinnamon, pepper. Orange and peach jam with cloves. Wow. My style, my taste. Bit of wax notes. With water I get more oak and spice. Finish: long, warm and thick. Honey, ripe fruits jam and spices.
Comments: one of those that surprises and gives pleasure. Unfortunately, I have sample only. But I will remember this one for longtime. Full of power. I'm wondering what few extra years could do for this gem.

92
 
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