Hunter Laing Craggamore Tasting Notes

Posted: October 24, 2013 in Cragganmore, Scotch Whisky A-G

Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask Craggamore 1997 (16 year old) 50%

Bourbon/ Code: OMC2306/ Dist: Mar 1997 Btl: Aug 2013/ Tasted: Sept 2013

The aromas are initially quite fresh and herbal with sweet honey, barley and rich spicy fruit. However the aromas begin to darken as some malt, coffee and treacle begins to come through along with a touch of earth/ manure. A very pleasant nose. 

The palate opens with the sweet barley and grass along with hints of vanilla cream. Just like the nose it darkens with plenty of malt and treacle on the middle. The woody but sweet spices really kick in on the finish along with a touch of dried fruit, joining the lingering malt and treacle. This has loads of character, unlike the distillery bottling!

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