A fabulous 14 year old Cardhu single malt Scotch whisky, presented as part of Diageo's 2021 Special Releases. This expression was initially aged in refill American oak casks, but following that, it was treated to a finishing period in red wine casks. This has helped to impart a subtle red fruit sweetness to the whisky, while keeping the Cardhu character at its core. Big ol' tree on the label, too, tying into the 'Legends Untold' theme of the 2021 Special Releases.
Nose: There are floral grassy notes, apples, honey, and sweet barley. A drop of water brings out the creaminess.
Palate: Floral, orange blossom, peaches, cinnamon and honey with black pepper. Very elegant and harmonious.
Finish: Sweet vanilla, and stone fruit. Long.