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Cragganmore 14 year old (Friends of the Classic Malts) review

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A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS I wouldn’t want to waste in this dram

Well, I didn’t waste any dollars in Cragganmore 14 year old single malt – it was a dram in one of our whisky society’s tastings in Finland. But if I ever had bought one, I’d be very much disappointed. For my taste, Cragganmore 14YO would be a waste of money.

Like every whisky that I taste, Cragganmore 14 yrs did offer me something. It was fruity and full of laughter with a very dry and sour palate. Like some dry humor from Sergio Leone, portrayed by “Uomo senza nome” – the “Man with no name” (played by Clint Eastwood in the Dollars Trilogy).

Cragganmore 14yo review

Too bad, this dram is not my kind of whisky but I’m sure, it will offer much more for people, who like dry and fruity whiskys.

Nose: Lemon with a very fresh and stingy note. Mix of spices and fruits.

Taste: Smooth, yet tangy citrus with hints of oil. Too sour and dry for me. Not that I’ve ever tasted floor polish, but still felt like it.

Finish: Quick and sharp finish with dry and fruity notes.

Balance: Fruits are richly on the palate but otherwise a bit dull whisky, especially the finish.

Colour: Gold with copper tone
Nose: 20  |  Taste: 19  |  Finish: 18  |  Balance: 18
Overall score: 75

Distillery: Cragganmore
Region: Speyside
ABV: 40%

Johannes Lindblom
Johannes Lindblom
Finnish whisky enthusiast and the author of WhiskyRant! A digital marketing professional by day – a whisky reviewer and informer by night.

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