"The question is how this stacks up against the Friends of the Classic Malts bottling, one of my 2014 highlights. This shows mature distillery character with that discreet meaty undertow bedding down exuberant top notes: icing sugar on rhum baba, preserved lime, crystallized fruits, honey, pecan, fig, and scented woods. Typical of Cragganmore in its constantly shape-shifting character. The palate is concentrated orchard fruits, dried fruits, light spice, chestnut puree, and a little smoke. So yes, in the same league. (3,372 bottles)"
--91 points Whisky Advocate, Winter 2014 Reviewed by: Dave Broom
Region: Speyside (spicy and delicate). Speyside is home to almost half of Scotland's distilleries and produces whiskies known for their elegance and complexity.