Carsebridge 48 Year Old
70cl / 43.2%
Special Releases 2018
- Single Grain Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
The oldest bottling in the 2018 edition of Diageo's Special Releases and the sole grain whisky entry: a 48 year old from closed Carsebridge distillery – it closed back in 1983. This is a classic old grain whisky, matured in refill American-oak hogsheads to ensure that the spirit wasn't overwhelmed by wood influence.
Carsebridge 48 Year Old Reviews
Tasting note by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange
Nose: Portuguese custard tarts, crystallised honey, blackcurrants and model glue. Thick vanilla and toffee spread across a freshly varnished table.
Palate: Sugar syrup and fudge, lime and vanilla cream. Full-strength Ribena follows, along with developing notes of damp leaves and forest floors.
Finish: Blackcurrants hang around, slowly facing to reveal caramel, brown sugar and a touch of varnish.
Comment: A fine balance of the elegant dustiness and rancio typical of old grain against rich fruit and more youthful brown sugar and toffee notes.