Carsebridge 1970 46 YO Select Grain - Limited Release

Carsebridge 1970 46 YO Select Grain - Limited Release

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Carsebridge 1970 46 YO Select Grain - Limited Release, 40.9 %

Carsebridge 1970 46 YO Select Grain - Limited ReleaseA very old single grain is on the test bench today. The Carsebridge 1970 46 YO Select Grain - Limited Release, an independent bottling from Murray McDavid.

This single grain whisky was distilled in 1970, matured in a bourbon hogshead, then finished in another bourbon hogshead (cask #38243), before being bottled in the summer of 2017. The total outturn was 160 bottles.

You can buy the Carsebridge 1970 46 YO Select Grain - Limited Release in Norway starting December 15 at NOK 3199 (8111401).

Nose: Refined, dusty, old and delicate. Medium sweet with light notes of orchard fruits. A touch of furniture polish in the back. Vanilla, marshmallows, cinnamon and hints of mint.

Taste: Medium body. Old school candy - camphor drops, rock candy, King of Denmark hard candy. Vanilla and hint of mint. Is that nail polish remover lurking in the back? Hard to tell, it is very faint.

Finish: Medium to long finish. Very straight forward really. No further development from the initial wave. That is quite OK.

Comments: A fine, old single grain. Rare to come across Carsebridge and rare to come across whisky that is this old.

Score (87/100)

Sláinte! - Thomas

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