Another delicious young dram from Càrn Mòr.
This time round they’ve bottled a Glen Garioch, one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, which uses swift fermentations to create a waxy spirit with a deeply malty character.
This Highland dram was aged for 7 years in a pair of Bourbon barrels, with the spirit distilled in 2011 and bottled in 2019. After this short maturation and use of gentler Bourbon casks, the whisky depends more on its spirit for flavour, with only a faint oak influence.
The dram serves up flavours of sweet malt, oak, citrus fruits, apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, beeswax, melon, toffee, vanilla pod, cream, grassy hay, milky coffee and subtle dried fruits.
As ever with this series, the whisky has been bottled without chill filtration or colouring, allowing the spirit’s natural qualities to shine through. At 46% ABV the whisky has plenty of power and body.
Just 633 bottles were produced.