Category: Speyside single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
Aged in American oak ex-bourbon casks filled in 1991, this 21 year old Cardhu was released as part of Diageo’s 2013 Special Releases (fewer than 6,000 individually numbered bottles worldwide). It is the second limited edition cask-strength release, following a 22 year old 1982 released in 2005.
Sampled on 29/10/2013
Clear, mid golden amber.
Boiled sweets, vanilla, sandalwood and bubble-gum with waxy red apple skin and biscuity malt. Water amplifies sweet orchard fruit.
Sweet with balancing acidity – pear drops, nuts, cacao and orchard fruit. Water amplifies fruitiness and sweet notes – perhaps too much.
Black cherry, orange zest oils and lingering dry cedarwood.
Closure: Natural cork stopper