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Cragganmore 20 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

$777.77

Size
750ml, bottle

Cragganmore 20 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a rare and highly anticipated expression, matured in a combination of refill casks and new fresh-charred American oak casks for two decades. This special release from Diageo's Special Releases 2020 boasts a complex flavor profile with notes of ripe pear, melon, soft leather, and spice. Bottled at cask strength of 55.8% ABV, it delivers a rich and full-bodied taste experience.

Description

Nose

Initial Impression: Mellow and inviting, with a wave of fresh orchard fruits. Imagine a basket overflowing with ripe pears, their sweetness mingling with the honeydew-like character of soft melon. A hint of green banana adds a touch of youthful vibrancy.

Deeper Exploration: As you delve deeper, subtle savory notes emerge. Soft glove leather introduces a comforting earthiness, while hints of sanded hardwood provide a touch of elegant dryness. These elements balance the fruitiness, creating a sense of intrigue.

Palate

First Sip: The texture is luxuriously creamy-smooth, coating your tongue in a wave of rich sweetness. The initial burst of fruit flavors from the nose translates beautifully, with ripe pear taking center stage. Hints of vanilla and cream soda add a touch of confectionary delight.

Midpalate: The sweetness takes a delightful turn as a savory note emerges. Imagine the subtle nuttiness of toasted walnut or a hint of multigrain toast. Black pepper adds a gentle warmth, while hints of vanilla pod provide a touch of comforting spice. This savory complexity keeps the sweetness in check, creating a well-rounded and dynamic taste experience.

Finish

Lingering Impression: The finish is long and memorable. A gentle wave of chili pepper spice lingers on the tongue, adding a touch of piquancy. The orchard fruits make a final appearance, their sweetness intertwined with the subtle wood influence from the casks. The overall impression is velvety and satisfying, leaving you wanting another sip to explore its nuances further.

 

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Single Malt

abv

55.80%

Country

United Kingdom

Region

Speyside

Brand

Cragganmore

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

The mellow aroma is complex and deeply wooded with fruity top notes of pear and Ogen melon, alongside soft hints of leather and sanded wood.

Finish

Finish

Carrying through the dry notes, the finish is long, velvety and chili-spiced.

Taste

Taste

Bottled at natural cask strength, this special release is creamy-smooth with a rich sweetness that is delightfully balanced by a savory, drying mid-palate.