13 year old Speyside 60.2 % vol
1 of only 265 bottles from cask 1906
Cragganmore Distillery is situated on the Ballindalloch Estate beside the Strathspey railway line. Founded in 1869, it has deservedly become one of Diageo’s flagship single malts. As a result, independent bottlings are both rare and highly sought-after.
This bottling is from a refill American oak hogshead. On the nose we can find white raisins, possibly soaked in brandy, with some leather soap and caramelised oranges. With water, there is a hint of fresh toast, pear drops and citrus fruit - dried bananas and orange peel. The palate brings cold meat, fresh dates and a lovely mouth drying acidity to round off the finish.
An excellent accompaniment to fish.