Amber Rock

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 119
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Brand: Cardhu
Expression: Amber Rock
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Annabel Meikle
Nose: This reminded me of the elements of Christmas cake: marzipan, fresh almond, apricot jam, Camp coffee and brandy.
Palate: Unexpected taste camp moving into pork crackling, tanned leather, prosciutto and salami, with celery salt.
Finish: Rich, chewy and warming.
Comment: I found there was not enough connection between the nose and the taste. It loses its way with water - better neat.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: The nose is a little shy to begin with but quite tight and lithe. Tart lemon notes mingle with lightly perfumed white fruit, whilst a little oak lingers in the background. With time hints of salt and bog myrtle-like herbs appear.
Palate: Quite oily with a fair amount of flattening burnt caramel. Definitely not as complex as the nose. A little on the sweet and flabby side with a late hint of barley.
Finish: Now the citrus arrives to freshen and it finishes with a chalky minerality.
Comment: Shame about the palate as the nose showed quite a bit of promise.
Visit the distillery
Cardhu Distillery, Knockando, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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