Review: Aberlour Casg Annamh Batch 1

Aberlour Casg Annamh: young and oaky.

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Aberlour Casg Annamh Batch 1
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The first release in Aberlour's Casg Annamh series! This expression (named after the Gaelic for "rare cask") is matured in a trio of cask types, including Spanish oak Oloroso Sherry butts and two sorts of American oak cask. The Casg Annamh is non-chill filtered and bottled at 48% ABV with no artificial colouring added. The average price of this bottle is around $60.

Nose: young and fresh, with apple, caramel, candy cane, and pear, as well as raisins, honey, lemon peel and sour peach candy.

Palate: noticeably young, but there's a good amount of oak there as well. First some sweetness with marzipan and honey, but then quite spicy, with lots of pepper and cloves, as well as a hint of mint.

Finish: lingering cherry aroma and spices.

Overall: Not great. It's very young and woody. Buy the fantastic Aberlour A'Bunadh instead.

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