A & A Crawford was a whisky blender and merchant which established in Leith in 1860. The 3 Star blend was launched just before the turn of the century, followed by the deluxe 5 Star Blend which was launched in the 1920s.
Crawfords Scotch Tasting Notes
The nose is quite supple and light. There are notes of honey and spice with a touch of malted barley and a little oak.
The finish is of medium-length with oak and barley sweetness.
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