Cardhu Gold Reserve Single Malt Whisky.
Special Cask Selection.
Cardhu Distillery Cask Selection Single Malt Whisky richly honeyed in taste and elegant in style.
Cardhu Gold Reserve Single Malt Tasting Notes;
Colour; Rich amber.
Nose; fresh, yet also mellow. Appetisingly sweet: tinned fruit salad, with red apple skins, orange peel, fresh pear and barley sugar bound together with icing sugar or marzipan. Mixed citrus fruit travel sweets in a round tin, perhaps, above a gently malty cereal base with hints of soft creamy toffee and a developing milk chocolate background.
With a dash of water; the fruitiness (now more apple-like) becomes more fragrant.
Palate; Smooth-textured, with its initial sweetness cut by crisp orange zest. After this there’s a subtle mineral dryness, then aromatic cedar and fine cocoa slowly occupy the mid-palate.
With water, the taste is sweeter and less spicy, yet the texture is still smooth and mouth-filling.
Finish; Medium in length and warming with peppery spice. Tangy hints of menthol with velvety cocoa tannins and a grassy herbal note. There’s a light saltiness in the drying aftertaste, which has just faint hints of almonds and apples.
Tasting notes kindly supplied by Diageo Classic Malts.
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