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Cardhu Special Cask Reserve Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 124 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 124

David Beckham Interview, Battle of the Blends, Ardbeg Distillery, Japan focus

 

Cardhu Special Cask Reserve

Brand
Cardhu
Expression
Special Cask Reserve
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Cardhu Distillery
Region
Speyside
Availability
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Dave Broom

77
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.

Martine Nouet

75
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.
Whisky Magazine Issue 66

Whisky Magazine Issue 66
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Published September 2007.

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