Carn Mor Auchroisk Tasting Notes

Posted: August 29, 2015 in Auchroisk, Scotch Whisky A-G

Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Auchroisk 1991 (24 year old?) ?abv

Bourbon Barrel/ Dist: 1991 Btl: 2016/ Tasted: Sept 2016

Amazingly there is still an almost gristy element on the nose. Quite estery and fruity with pineapple, melon and pear along with some beautifully fragrant and dusty barley and a touch of vanilla.

The palate is full, juicy and fruity (apricot and pineapple) with dusty barley, straw and oak. Hints of slightly bitter spices appear but the weight of the fruit balances. Long and continuing barley’d with a light, mouth-watering citrus and mineral finish.

 


Carn Mor Strictly Limited Auchroisk 1999 (15 year old) Port Finish 46%

Bourbon/ Approximately 6 months finishing in ex-Port casks

Dist: 1999 Btl: May 2015/ Tasted: May 2015

Fresh and very citric aromas. Lightly gristy with a subtle hint of earthy red fruit and manure. Beautifully balanced.

The palate is as well balanced as the nose suggests. Herbal and lightly gristy barley mingles with citrus and hints of toffee. The subtle red fruit notes come through on the middle brining an additional herbal character. Long and crisp with a good mineral finish but balanced by a sprinkling of granulated sugar

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