Nose: intense, grassy, dry and sweet. Wood waxed and polished leather. Caramelized sugar, creme brulee, with an aroma of water and linseed oil.
Body: Soft, slightly oily, dry.
Palate: dried thyme and pepper, sweet, licorice and orange blossom. You drink pure, a bit ‘of acidity, slightly nutty.
Finish: Medium to long, dry, floral, clean. Pleasant aftertaste of hazelnuts.
The Cragganmore distillery is situated in the village of Ballindalloch in Banffshire in Scotland and is part of the many distilleries from Speyside, the center of the production of Scotch whiskey. It was created in 1869 by John Smith, who chose the place for both its proximity to the source of the river Craggan and for its proximity to the railway line. The creation of the distillery: John Smith had a great experience of distillation, as was previously the manager of Macallan Distillery, Glenlivet, Glenfarclas and Wishaw.
The spirit stills (still) used in the second whiskey distilling Cragganmore are unique, having a flattened shape and a short neck, and give the products a unique taste of the distillery.