700ML / 51.4% ABV.
Part of Diageo's 2014 special release, the limited edition 25 year old Cragganmore has been matured in mix of American and European oak re-fill casks.
Nose: Astonishingly full, complex and vibrant. Dried figs and raisins, damson jam, polished leather, sandalwood, muscavado sugar. Floral notes, Brazil nuts, old wooden fruit boxes. Beautiful balance with water: buttery banana, brown sugar, more leather.
Palate: Dry: complex flavours, smooth texture. Cooling, with a salty, savoury edge. Next, a luscious, warming raisin sweetness. Grows deeper, with smooth oak, cocoa and balancing tart black cherry. Good with eater, if less complex.
Finiah: Medium length. Elegant, silky and rich tannins. Hints of fruit, nuts, savoury meats and scented cellar wood.