Cardhu

Special Cask Reserve

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 66
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Specifications
Brand: Cardhu
Expression: Special Cask Reserve
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Fragrant and quite grassy (hay). Light wood oil notes, almost varnish like with peach, strawberry stewed apple and green plum. With water there's a toasty note, cigar box light caramel and a little mint. Interesting.
Palate: Good feel medium bodied mixing a dominant crisp dried grassy note with orange peel, chocolate and a creamy mid palate.
Finish: Spicy with chocolate but dries fairly quickly.
Comment: Well balanced and worth seeking out.
7.8
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Slightly butyric. Touch of rancid butter. Malty, wet draff. Peaches in a honeyed syrup. The buttery aroma comes out more pleasantly.
Palate: Mouth coating, nearly syrupy. Very sweet. Malteasers, liquorice toffee.
Finish: Medium length. Sweet to the end. With a taste of stewed grass. Dry dust feel.
Comment: The first nose is not promising then the sweet maltiness wraps it in a more pleasant dress. You've got to have a taste for sweet drinks.
7.5
Visit the distillery
Cardhu Distillery, Knockando, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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