CARSEBRIDGE 1976 55,8%
Single Grain Whisky, Scotland, 70cl, Ref: 19889
Founded in 1799, Carsebridge was originally a malt distillery. It was only in 1851 that it became a grain distillery. It was dismantled in 1983 and then destroyed in 1992. At first, this venerable bottling seems like it might still be under construc - tion. This, of course, concerns only the finer details, as the heart of this expression was finished long ago. But once the final brush stroke has been added, we are invited to sit down and enjoy a range of pastries and desserts, each more mouthwatering than the next.
Single cask #130950 - Hogshead Cask Limited edition of 184 bottles – LMDW world exclusive Profile: refined and complex, strong spices (ginger, star anise) and liquorice sticks create a solid foundation.
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- Appearance : vibrant golden yellow
- Nose : deep, rich. The initial nose oscillates between notes of mustard seed, coffee, green tea and freshly-squeezed citrus fruit. Boasting a very refined bitterness, it then gradually becomes spicier (saffron, nutmeg, cloves). Vanilla and marzipan envelope the end of the palate, while botrytized grapes, and figs, gradually take centre stage.
- Palate : powerful, firm. Bourbon-vanilla and salted butter caramel coat the sides of the palate. At the same time, strong spices (ginger, star anise) and liquorice sticks create a solid foundation. The palate is remarkably well put together, constantly gaining in finesse and complexity. Its evolution towards increased smoothness is guided by the leading characters of cocoa power, grated ginger and rice.
- Overall : long, enveloping. The finish is particularly exotic (passion fruit, guava, kiwi), as well as being wonderfully serene. The liquorice sticks have been transformed into boiled sweets, the cocoa powder has become a delicious chocolate éclair, and the grains of rice have produced a cake. The retro-nasal olfaction is spicy (nutmeg, cinnamon) and floral (lilac, wallflower). The empty glass is wonderfully silky and svelte. Its concentration is characterised by orris butter.
- The brand
Although the independent bottler Signatory Vintage cannot claim to be one of the oldest in Scotland, it has managed to build up an extremely solid reputation amongst the great malt connoisseurs. The creator of the famous range The Prestonfield and many other well-known ranges, it is best known for its un-chillfiltered and cask strength bottlings that offer amateurs the chance to enjoy their whisky in its most natural form. It was also one of the first independent bottlers to acquire a distillery and now offers a growing number of expressions of one of the most artisan single malts available.
The Cask Strength Collection of single malt and single grain whiskies is without doubt one of the most appreciated ranges. Each release is bottled undiluted, unchillfiltered and usually consists of a single cask. To help the consumer appreciate their whisky at more than a purely aromatic and gustatory level, Signatory Vintage takes care to display on each label, with great precision, the region of production, the date of distillation and bottling, the type of cask used, its number and the number of bottles of the same nectar that were produced. This range thus offers some fascinating facts, in addition to exceptional quality!
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