The KOTQ has enjoyed 2 tastings from the Cragganmore distillery

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Distillery Region Open Blends
Cragganmore Speyside 1869 – Today Old Parr
       
Status Ownership Water Source Production
Active Diageo The Craggan Burn 1,520,000 liters/year
       
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CRAGGANMORE yo 01Q2 – CRAGGANMORE 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Classic amber
mild
average
Un-distinguished a bit mediocre
Balanced – no bite
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Centennial
Brown
Sweet
Malt
Cinnamon
Sweet & memorable
Not stingy, gives back
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Cyclone
Dirty orange
Flowery, salty, grassy
Cameron Diaz
Iodine, giddy perfect
Easy but lingering
2nd best of the day! Great ending.
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Irving
Light brown with red highlights
Detergent, light esthers
Classic Speyside, well balanced
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Lakeview
Amber
Whoa! I love this nose! Fruity sweet!
Creamy!
Fine!
MORE! The name says it all: I want more!
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Tao
Amber
Almost absent – but see the missing nosehair refer
Smooth – limber
Sweet honey – A little apple and cinnamon
Perfect – The good part stays for a few.
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Ville
Pine sap
Light yet pleasent
Creamy, oily
Excellent – mellow yet firm
Yes, I would buy
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001

CRAGGANMORE 1992 Distillers Edition 09Q4 – CRAGGANMORE nas 1992 Distillers Edition [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Toasty, honey, peanuts
Toffee, salty
Warm
09Q4-Lakeview
December 4th, 2009
Bop
Garlic / onion. Maybe that was the duck 😀
Hard to say due to the duck
Stale
Double matured. Paired with a roasted duck breast with parsnips.
09Q4-Lakeview
December 4th, 2009
Ville
Starch. Nuts
Simple
Warm burnt
Short
Fair. Not high on my buy list
09Q4-Lakeview
December 4th, 2009