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Cragganmore

Region: Highlands
District: Speyside

The Cragganmore Distillery was founded in 1869. It is named after the hill located behind the distillery, Craggan Mor Hill. This highly regarded distillery was built from the 'greenstone' that was quarried from this same hill. Its water comes from springs located in the same area. Cragganmore had a most impressive beginning, having been built by perhaps the most experienced distiller of the time. John Smith, founder, had been the manager of Macallan, Glenlivet and Wishaw distilleries and had been the lessee of Glenfarclas Distillery as well. Cragganmore was constructed with a private rail access to the Speyside railway. It was the first distillery to take advantage of rail support.

12 year old

Proof 80
Color Gold
Nose Very complex. Very aromatic. Medium-dry, with some smoke and sweetness.
Body Medium and smooth.
Palate Full, round, with floral notes. Some spice and slight smoke.
Finish Long. Clean with some smoke.

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