Cragganmore Distillers Edition 2023 Release Single Malt Whisky

Since 1997, the Distiller’s Editions from Diageo have been an annual release of limited quantities in which fine malts are double matured in different types of cask wood, chosen to complement the characteristics of each mature whisky. The second maturation takes place in batches, using individually prepared casks that have held a specially selected fortified wine. The result is a range of sublime, deeply flavoured single malt whiskies, each very much true to its origins.
These are the 6 bottlings of the 2023 release: Glenkinchie (Lowlands), Dalwhinnie (Highlands), Cragganmore (Speyside), Oban (West Highlands), Talisker (Isle of Skye), and Lagavulin (Islay), featuring a variety of styles with unique aroma and taste profiles.

Part of the Distiller’s Editions, this is Cragganmore 2023 release. The whisky had its first maturation in refill American oak and European oak, and finished in Port seasoned re-charred American oak, with heavily re-charred in new American oak ends.

    Nose:    Mellow in feel, and complex. Immediately sweetly winey and fruity, then dense and more mysterious, with a wisp of smoke later on.

    Taste:    Firm and lightly oily in texture, sweet to start and soft at first on the palate, with juicy hints of wine and fruit. The sweetness is nicely balanced by light wood spice and a smoky undertone.

    Finish:   Medium length, tingling and drying, while still appetisingly spicy, the oakiness hinting and vanilla and finally, cocoa.