Cragganmore Distillery Gordon & MacPhail Independent Bottlers Scotland Speyside Region Whisky from 200 euros and over

Gordon&MacPhail Cragganmore 1976

Review of an old-fashioned NAS of Cragganmore created by the well-known Scottish bottlers.

Origin: Speyside (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Strength: 43%ABV
Ageing casks: N/A
Chillfiltered: N/A
Additional colouring: N/A
Property: Speymalt Whisky Distributors Ltd.
Average price: € 350.00
Official Website: www.gordonandmacphail.com
Vote: 92/100

Every now and then I come across bottlings from some time ago, samples of bottles that are very difficult to find or whose prices are not exactly affordable.
If they come from distilleries that I really appreciate, like Cragganmore, I consider it a real blessing!
Satisfying the curiosity to try whiskies from the past is always a small privilege…

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find any information on ageing, barrels used and filtration. If you are more knowledgeable, please let me know so that I can integrate the article.

Tasting notes

Light amber in the glass.
The aroma on the nose is warm and spicy, of marzipan, star anise, baked cream, macaroons. Balanced and soft. With time, the profile becomes markedly sweeter, like a freshly baked cake, very tasty.
The palate starts off gentle, polite, almost shy, but then opens up to a profile that is always sweet and welcoming, with a vinous vein. Ripe apricot, short pastry, almonds, a drop of aniseed, wood wax. It grows silky and insinuates itself into the senses, like a delicate yet decisive lover.
The finish is long and soft, of macaroons, cream and wood.

I would say that the adjective sensual is perfectly suited to this whisky, which accompanies you in a crescendo of soft seduction finding you enraptured almost without realising it. Truly excellent.

Reviews of Cragganmore whisky in the blog:
Cragganmore 12yo
Cragganmore 12yo Special Release 2019
Cragganmore 20yo Special Release 2020
Cragganmore The Distillers Edition 2016

Reviews of Gordon&MacPhail whisky

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