This is the Distillers Edition expression from Cragganmore. Every bottle in the Distillers Edition series undergoes double maturation in casks that have previously held a fortified wine. In this case, the single malt was distilled in 2009 and matured in ex-bodega port casks before being bottled in 2021. The resulting expression is an impressive combination of fruitiness and smokiness.
Juicy aromas of apple and citrus meet the nose, complemented by hints of warm oak. The notes of fruit and oak continue in the palate with captivating sweet layers of vanilla, chocolate, and smoke coming through. The medium finshes with hints of banana and cocoa lingering.