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Cardhu Amber Rock Tasting notes and reviews

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Cardhu Amber Rock

Brand
Cardhu
Expression
Amber Rock
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Cardhu Distillery
Region
Speyside
Availability
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Annabel Meikle

72
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.

Chris Goodrum

71
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.
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