Archive For The “Cragganmore” Category

Put a Complex Speysider in a Pedro Ximénez Cask….

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Put a Complex Speysider in a Pedro Ximénez Cask….

Independent bottlings of Cragganmore are not plentiful, and this particular one expression is two casks (1903 and 1904) that underwent a finish in a Pedro Ximénez cask by independent bottler Wilson & Morgan of Edinburgh. Despite being almost the lowest selling Classic Malts brand Diageo has (Glenkinchie is less popular), it is touted as the…

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Sometimes Lactic Can be Good: Malts of Scotland Cragganmore 15

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Sometimes Lactic Can be Good: Malts of Scotland Cragganmore 15

Cragganmore (great rock in Gaelic) is a Speyside distillery near Glenfarclas in Ballindalloch serving as one of the “Classic Malts” for Diageo. Cragganmore has the distinction of being the first distillery to have a direct rail connection to the distillery, and is today part of the direct gas line linking it with Glenlivet, Tormore  and…

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The Deadly Sins of Whisky – Diageo’s 2014 Special Releases

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The Deadly Sins of Whisky – Diageo’s 2014 Special Releases

The long anticipated 2014 Diageo releases has arrived, and I sadly stand vindicated. Just a few months ago I wrote a piece on the absurdity of Diageo’s Port Ellen pricing policy, claiming that whisky suppliers are as guilty as collectors for creating the bubble in whisky prices by setting prices that make the whisky so prohibitively…

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