Cragganmore 1995 Aged 25 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky – The First Edition Authors’ Series (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 57.2% Age: 25 Years Old Country: Scotland
Cask Number: HL18444
Date of Distilling: Oct 1995
Date of Bottling: Mar 2021
Matured In: a Single Sherry Butt
The First Edition is part of the Hunter Laing ever evolving and growing range of whiskies on offer. It offers single barrel expressions is always released at natural cask strength, and of course without colouring or chill filtration. As the name may suggest, each cask is carefully selected to evoke the qualities of a rare literary volume – those of character and collectability. Each bottle is individually numbered and presented in a gift tube. A “First Editions” bottling without doubt makes a valuable addition to anyone’s whisky library. This bottling is from the Authors’ Series which pays tribute to great writers of years past.
Each Authors’ Series release is dedicated to a particular figure, e.g. Dickens, Poe, Kipling, featuring a photograph or drawing of them on the front label and a paragraph detailing their history on the back. The wax-sealed, decanter-like bottles are presented in a handsome hinged gift box and the whiskies themselves are selected by Andrew Laing as especially rich and complex casks from distilleries across Scotland. With this in mind, an Authors’ Series single malt whisky is the perfect companion to a quiet evening with a classic novel.
This extremely collectable Cragganmore was first distilled in October 1995 and has spent a quarter of a century maturing in a single Sherry Butt. It was bottled in March 2021 at 57.2% abv and only 303 bottles were made available for worldwide consumption.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: Plump raisins, ripe plums, Christmas cake spices and toasted walnuts mingle with oak and leather.
Palate: Luscious and oily, honey sweetness, dark berry jam, stewed plums, sticky date pudding, ripe cherries and dark chocolate.
Finish: Long with dried dark fruits, Christmas cake spices, coffee and oak.
About The Distillery
This distillery was first opened in 1869 by John Smith who was probably the most experienced distiller of his day. John Smith had been manager at Macallan and Glenlivet distilleries so he had an abundance of knowledge. This distillery produces one of the most complex Speyside single malts and is a well known classic name in the industry. The distillery is however one of the smallest and this means they need to produce spirit seven days a week to keep up with demand. The stills at the distillery are flat topped stills and the wooden condenser is traditionally made which contributes to the spirits complexity.
|43 × 24 × 24 cm
Cask Strength, Sherry Cask
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