Usually unpeated, Cragganmore is a highly respected Speyside Single Malt founded by a giant among distillers, Jon Smith. The ethereal aromas are among the most complex to be found in any malt. This is a small, experimental batch of cask strength and medium-peated Cragganmore matured in traditional refill American oak casks. A style never released by the distillery before, typically elegant and smooth yet with a wholly unexpected aromatic and spicy smokiness.
The Special Releases collection is a carefully curated annual selection of Diageo’s most precious stocks. It includes rare offerings from famous names, as well as supreme examples of the less well known, and closed, or ‘ghost’, distilleries. Connoisseurs and collectors can purchase the special releases with confidence knowing they come from the distillery of origin.
The Whiskies are natural in colour, hold a natural cask strength and none are not chill-filtered. Nothing is added, nothing removed, the precious liquid presented in each bottle the creation of pure mastery of distillery craft. “One of the biggest and most prestigious annual whisky launches” - The Whisky Exchange