ABERLOUR CASG ANNAMH

Rating:
95% of 100
Special Price $54.81 Regular Price $67.70
In stock
SKU
4289

Casg Annamh is Gaelic for "rare barrel". This new expression of Aberlour is not from a single barrel, but is a composition of carefully selected special barrels. The emphasis is on first-fill oloroso sherry casks of European oak and two types of barrels of American oak are also used. This is the first batch and it is bottled at a 48% strength without cold filtering. A delicious Aberlour, refined sweet, richly fruity, tasty spicy and proof that "NAS" can also produce beautiful whiskey.

Casg Annamh means ‘rare cask’ in Gaelic. This expression is significantly influenced by the finest quality, hand-selected casks. The whisky is matured in three types of casks: European oak sherry casks and two types of American oak casks resulting in a rich and intense whisky.

Aberlour Casg Annamh

The first release in Aberlour's CasgAnnamh series! This expression (named after the Gaelic for "rare barrel") has been aged in three types of barrels, including European oak sherry casks and two types of American oak barrel. Presented in the same colors as their very popular A'Bunadh expression, and with a sherry dominated taste profile, we also expect great things from Casg Annamh!

Tasting notes Aberlour Casg Annamh

Color: amber. Nose: rich and complex with aromas of peach, pear, orange, candied cherries, raisins, caramel, chocolate and hints of ginger. Taste: seductively sweet with a wonderful balance between fruitiness and spiciness. Show peach, apples, hops, shortbread, nuts, licorice, clove, cinnamon and pepper. The finish is long and sweet fruity with fine notes of dried herbs and vanilla.

Tasting notes Serge Valentin. whiskyfun.com 85 points

Aberlour ‘Casg Annamh’ (48%, OB, 2018)

Sure the name sounds a little stupid (aren’t they being almost as creative as Bunnahabhain in that respect?), but that does not obligatorily mean the whisky’s poor. Plus, the price is rather fair (approx. 45€) so they’re not trying to suggest that this is the Koh-I-Noor of whisky.

Colour: gold. Nose: typical Aberlour, really. Nuts, Mars bars, rose petals, milk chocolate, butterscotch, roasted raisins, walnut cake, Ovaltine and morello cherries. Mouth: chocolate and malt cake, more Ovaltine, raisin cake, Christmas cake, more walnuts and Mars bars, toffee, cinnamon rolls…

Finish: rather long, and clearly on panettone. A wee drop of mulled wine too, and even more Ovaltine mixed with orange liqueur in the aftertaste.
Comments: Aberlour are very good at making this very style of malt whisky. Another fine example - despite the lack of age statement (and the funny name). Nothing against Gaelic, of course, but it’s all becoming a little tiring, is it not. 

SGP:551 - 85 points.

More Information
Distillery Aberlour
Region Speyside
Type SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Dark Fruit
,
Herbs
,
Zomerfruit
Peated Unpeated whisky
Volume 70 cl
Alcohol% 48
Cask type Sherry Cask or Finish
Number of bottles Batch 1
Shipping Delivery at US border within 2-4 business days
Final delivery depending on handling at Customs
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