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Cragganmore 12 Single Malt Whisky

Cragganmore 12 Single Malt Whisky

Cragganmore 12 Single Malt Whisky

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Cragganmore 12 is arguably the biggest and best of the the sub-$100 Single Malts. 'Biggest' because is is the famous Speyside Malt in Diageo's Classics Range, but mostly because of its big presence in the glass - the full, rich, ample generosity, encompassing so much flavour, breadth and length that is hard to believe it is only a 12 year old. 'Best' because the outrageously complete spectrum of floral, heathery, honeyed, fruity, vanillin, and even slightly toasty/smoky themes that play through the palate unfold in a harmony so palpable and convincing that it seems almost incomparable to other Whiskies of the price. Sherry influenced and a supreme example of the richer, honeyed Speyside and Highland style, Cragganmore is a must.

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$81.99 a bottle

Overview

Its Origins

The Cragganmore distillery was founded by John Smith in 1869, already a very skillful distiller, managing the Macallan, Glenlivet and Glenfarclas distilleries, who wanted to build his own, signature Speyside distillery. Leasing from Sir George Macpherson-Grant a site formerly used by illicit distillers at Ayeon Farm, part of the Ballindalloch Castle estate, Smith chose the place for the quality of the water of the Craggan burn and for its proximity to the Strathspey railway. John Smith really liked trains. However is was often forced to travel in goods wagons, because of his massive size and weight of about 145 kg. Designed by the famous Elgin architect Charles Doig, the new distillery buildings were hewn from granite-like 'greenstone'. This was quarried from the 1600-foot hill of Cragan Mor, from which the distillery name comes. In 1923 the distillery was acquired by White Horse Distillers, which in turn was taken over by the Distillers Company in 1965, that renovated the facilities doubling the production capacity of Cragganmore. It is now part of the Diageo drinks giant.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Whisky

  • Volume

    70 cl

  • Alcohol

    40%

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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