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- Brand: Carsebridge
In 1994 independent bottler James McArthur needed a special bottle for the celebration of 500 years of whisky. They found it with an old grain distillery that had been decommissioned ten years before and had been largely demolished in the previous years. So if someone ever tries to tell you that exclusive single grains are a new thing, well think again.
Description: distilled in 1962, matured for 32years and bottled in 1994 by independent bottled James McArtur at 54,7% ABV.
Nose: a mix of sherry and old oak at first, but then slowly transforming into a fuse of varnish and roasted nuts until suddenly a mixture of vanilla and coconut milk aroma’s makes its entry, batida de coco anyone?
Mouth: rich bodied, dry sherry, varnish and old oak planks, mocha coffee, chocolate caramels and chestnuts, maybe a slight fruity touch of red berries and vanilla.
Finish: medium, cherries, Christmas pudding, sultanas, lots of cinnamon and black pepper.
Verdict: it brings you in the mood for the winter festivities, a roaring fireplace, Christmas pudding,… No! it’s only November, I’m not ready yet! No but in all seriousness, it is a great dram, maybe lacking a bit in depth but an excellent single grain non the less, yes I can toast to 500 years of whisky with this.