Insider knowledge: Cragganmore 1988 Port Wood Finish - Distillers Edition whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Cragganmore 1988 Port Wood Finish - Distillers Edition whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Fruity, strawberry conserve, sherried. Apples, pears, candied peels, spice, ground ginger.
Palate: Dry, oaked, chewy tannins, dark spice and lush fruit, apple.
Finish: Oaked, peppery.
This is the best bottling of Cragganmore to ever come across the lips. I had a few bottles that were delightful, but now it seems harder to find in nyc. Another couple of taste notes on this exquisite double matured that was not mentioned above, Nose: Banana Finish: Pete
13th June 2010