House Targaryen

Cardhu Gold Reserve

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 159
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Brand: Cardhu, Diageo
Expression: Cardhu Gold 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   Rob Allanson
Nose: Sweet at the beginning, lots of honeycomb and black treacle spice notes. Moves into cocoa and almost a Horlicks maltiness. Plenty of dried fruits with milk chocolate granola.
Palate: Hits with a breakfast cereal sweetness, with warm milk and brown sugar. There’s a little chewing gum menthol here too.
Finish: Warm and a little spirity, but full of vanilla and stewed apple.
Comment: Pretty warming and lush with layer upon layer of sweetness. Would say one for the sweet-toothed for sure.
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Fragrant and fruity like opening a sweetie cupboard that’s filled with pear drops, Refreshers, apple laces, coconut fudge and a rogue bag of dried basil.
Palate: The fruits linger around the front of the tongue, but are quickly overtaken with spicy, woody notes of sandalwood, chewed tobacco, prawn crackers and shaved ginger.
Finish: Surprisingly chewy in texture, with an oiliness also coating the palate in time.
Comment: A mixed but balanced bag of huge and delightful flavours.
Visit the distillery
Cardhu Distillery, Knockando, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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