A cracking bottling from Cardhu, forming part of Diageo’s 2019 Special Release outturn.
Arguably the most anticipated single malt bottlings ever year, the 2019 Special Releases were produced with the theme “Rare by Nature”. Each bottling’s label featured a scene from nature that seemed to reflect the flavours of the spirit within. This dram is adorned with heather flowers, pears and a bumblebee, a perfect fit for this fruity, honeyed whisky.
The spirit itself was distilled in 2004, and aged for 14 years in amontillado-sherry seasoned hogsheads. The final result is a whisky that offers up notes of stem ginger, almonds, hazelnut, sultanas, currants, lemon zest, cinder toffee, pear, vanilla, some soft flowers and clean malt.
Fragrant and rich, this is a medium bodied whisky with a long finish. The dram is bottled at 55% ABV and without chill filtration or colouration.
Just 4,860 bottles were produced.