The Cragganmore distillery was founded in 1869 by John Smith, who managed The Macallan and The Glenlivet distilleries. Sited close by the main Speyside railway line and in close proximity to the elegant River Spey, the Cragganmore whisky distillery draws its water from the mineral-rich Craggan Burn, which tumbles down its namesake, the Craggan More hill.
AGED: 20 years
DISTILLED ON: September 30, 1985
BOTTLE ON: August 8, 2006
MATURED IN: Hogshead
CASK NO: 1987
COLOR: Pale lemony gold
NOSE: Both fruity and peaty. The scent of citrus and ripening peaches is softened by the aroma of vanilla.
TASTE: The coastal notes stand out, followed by apple, vanilla, and peach bringing a burst of citrus and fruitiness.
FINISH: Soft finish. Clean and salving aftertaste with hints of orange and peach.