What We're Currently Drinking - Cragganmore 12 2019 Special Release
Appearance : Pale straw, unoaked white wine. Good beading.
Nose : A mild nose overall, with light prickle. The aroma is initially elusive, both sweet (boiled sweets, apple pie) and savoury (soft leather, sanded wood), and with a wisp of fragrant peat -smoke. Ashy notes, as with a spent fire. A drop of water sweetens and mellows the nose further. Becomes more smoky in the development.
Body : Light to medium.
Palate : At natural strength, pleasantly smooth in texture; the taste is immediately rich, sweet and savoury, then unexpectedly and appealingly becomes smoky. Adding a drop of water makes it really smooth, and slightly sweeter, yet it remains appetisingly savoury. The spiciness and smokiness still come through, and linger in the finish.
Finish : Smoothly smoky, spicy and warming; lightly drying, with a lingering thread of smoke and a pleasing after taste. With water, smoother and longer. Leaves an intriguing memory of smoke on the tongue.
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