Contrasts: Cara Gold Malt

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 184
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Brand: Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: Contrasts: Cara Gold Malt
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Bright and floral, heather honey, elderflower cordial drips in there. Then dried papaya, toffee pennies, a hint of banana and malted milk biscuits.
Palate: Mellow imperial leather soap note, with yellow jelly babies, herbal sage notes and some cedar wood. A hint of raisin appears, with honey, toffee and nutmeg.
Finish: Medium length with heat lingering, more sage and raisin.
Comment: The whisky is like playtime and I like it. It has a little bit of everything, but delicately balanced.
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Freshly mown lawn, lemonade, Victoria sponge and a medicinal hint of plaster bandages. Subtle almond and butter icing, with banana bread.
Palate: Intense notes of baked apple and cinnamon, with sweet and buttery puff-pastry twists. Rather strudel-esque. There’s stewed raspberries and pears in there too, with plenty of brown sugar. Delicate spice, especially nutmeg, is rounded out by a little liquorice and clove.
Finish: Medium-long. A touch chalky.
Comment: All the aromas of a childhood summer garden party.
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