Cardhu 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, The Four Corners of Scotland Collection, 70cl
Unusually vibrant, this Cardhu from selected refill and fresh-charred American Oak casks has character and complexity.
The texture is creamy-smooth.
The lively, fresh and floral aroma yields grassy top notes with ripe orchard fruits and a trace of vanilla, on light balsa wood base.
The taste starts sweet, then there is a delicious spicy dryness as really peppery warmth lasts into the long finish. Adding a good dash of water calms this and brings out sweet, light juiciness.
The finish remains pleasingly long; sweet chilli-pepper heat lingers on the aftertaste.