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Aberlour "Casg Annamh Batch #1" Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) SKU #1396504

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K&L Notes

The newest release from Aberlour, Casg Annamh, or "rare cask" in Gaelic, is an expression of balance that remains focused on the finest quality Olorosso Sherry casks available. It is a combination of European oak Sherry and two types of American oak. The results are a powerful whisky, one that is rich and intense but that retains elegance and grace. Batch #1 is proofed at 48% and is the perfect whisky for anyone interested in exploring what it means to have a sherry-focused whisky that isn't a sherry bomb.

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Staff Reviews

  • William Beare
    By: William Beare
    2/25/2019
    K&L Staff Member
    Such a great example of integrating different types of oak into one glorious whiskey. The sweetness of the Oloroso and the spicier, more savory elements from the American Oak marry well here. Sherry, candied nuts and winter spices on the nose, and on the palate lots of bracing wood kicks things into a higher gear. It certainly does not lack intensity, but has a gentle finish that brings you back in for more.
  • Neal Fischer
    By: Neal Fischer
    2/25/2019
    K&L Staff Member
    Fans of rich Highland and Speyside Scotches should flock here. This isn't a full-on Sherry-bomb sweetie, but the full effects of the Oloroso barrels are on display here. I pick up on brandy cherries, dehydrated strawberries, raisin, and warm nuttiness. Honey roasted oats, powdered malt, and caramel are also on display. The scents of this Scotch are warming and soothing - very much something I want to sip on a chilly evening to soothe my bones after a long day. More nuttiness comes out on the palate with roasted almonds, fresh-cracked walnut, and a little hazelnut. These flavors fade into the finish that's medium-long, malty, earthy, and, yes, warming. Cuddle up with this one.
  • Andrew Whiteley
    By: Andrew Whiteley
    2/7/2019
    K&L Staff Member
    Supple, rich, and inviting. Aberlour has delivered one of the best balanced whiskies in their portfolio with the Casg Annamh. Soft golden amber in color the nose leaps out of the glass. It's an amalgam of ripe fruits, raisins, orange peel and spicy ginger. The palate is full and amazingly intense without being overwhelming. Darker cocoa and mocha fill your mouth only to be replaced with burnt orange peel and candied ginger snap. Cloves and cinnamon show up on the finish and linger. Uncompromising in quality and true to Aberlour's house style, this whisky offers gentler side to A'bunadh fans, but won't disappoint those used to its bold flavors.

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