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Gouden Carolus Muscad'Or 4th Anniversary

Overall rating
81.92/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
03 years old
Casktype
33 months Bourbon + 10 months Muscat finish
Number of bottles
8000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5425006243438
Added on
20 Nov 2017 6:52 am by REGISRO

Average value

€ 70.66

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Whisky Reviews for Gouden Carolus Muscad'Or 4th Anniversary

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.92 points

  1. Azraelbleu scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

  2. JacobaEd scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  4. praisethepasta scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Quite a busy and interesting, well balanced malt, which is remarkable when you realise it's not even 4 years old. Gouden Carolus are not keen on disclosing where they get their bourbon barrels from, but they sure are good quality as they lay a very sound foundation on which the Muscadet finishing thrives. A Belgian whisky that stands it ground!
    • Nose
      84 84
      herbal and spicy, with some white pepper, apricot, peach and some funky/musty notes. Adding water brings out the spices along with some underripe green and red fruit and soft pepper.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Soft arrival, followed by spices and grapes with a sort of meaty element to it. also some earthy notes with the same musty touch to it
    • Finish
      81 81
      Not very long and a bit dry. Adding water prolongs it somewhat and softens it out, but also adds a bitter touch

  5. Jorennuyts scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. WhiskyNutcase scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Traditional, recognizable packaging for the Gouden Carolus brand. Squarish bottle in a hardened cardboard box. This time a very bright yellow was chosen, probably because of the link to the Muscat-finish that was used.

    Fruit and flowers on the nose. Suddenly, I'm in a summery meadow with all the flowers in bloom. White stonefruit - peaches and apricots aplenty. This promises to be something else!

    Bottled at 46% this dram doesn't bite at all. 
    Velvet to the mouth, soft and smooth and what a dram! Barely 3,5 years old, but damn well balanced. Aroma's of apricot kick in, ripened fruit deepening to sultanas, even. The Muscat-finish brings a richer sweetness to a whisky that would otherwise have nothing but caramel and vanilla.

    Finish is medium to long with raisins and a softly lingering herbal spiciness. There's some cinnamon in there at the end.

    Conclusion

    This is a dram that delivers on it's promise. Very young, but well balanced. Some would find it a bit too sweet, as the Muscat de Beaumes de Venises-finish has a strong influence. Nevertheless - nice!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. thoverd did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Taste
      Apricot - nectar - ripe fruit - spicy

  8. REGISRO scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Golden Carolus Muscad'Or 4th Anniversary Single Malt Whisky. As the name suggests, for this fourth edition, Gouden Carolus has chosen a 14-month arrival on the old Muscat casks of Beaumes-de-Venise from France. tasting note: very approachable sweet and sensual without being too sweet. Another fine distillation with a sweet and delicate aftertaste. It is to be expected that this choice after ex-bourbon maturation gives a sweet punch with the necessary acidity in the background.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      90 90

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