Aberlour Casg Annamh

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Batch 0001
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
19 Feb 2018 12:55 pm by Whisky_Punk_85

Average value

€ 56,55

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Whisky Reviews for Aberlour Casg Annamh

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.42 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2018] I had this dram at the Aberlour distillery simply to check if it is as good as the a'bunadh releases…

    ...and it is different. This is not a heavy sherry loaded whisky but rather delicately composed out of both sherry and bourbon matured casks. By the way, I usually find the bourbon "distillery only" casks significantly better than the sherried "distillery only" ones. This release certainly is rather sub-standard to all the sherry fans of Aberlour but actually I find it a fine composition of the best what a young Aberlour has to offer: A balanced and flawless NAS edition that is worth its reasonable price - easy to sip and enjoyable to nose (because of the variety of aromas and flavours from the different cask types). This is probably one the best NAS editions I tried for a while...
    • Nose
      87 87
      The colour is tawny and the nose offers a rich and intense profile of both bourbon and sherry cask-induced aromas in a balanced combo. There are some strong buttery notes (remember Walker's shortbread, produced in a little Scottish town named Aberlour?) beside clean modern-style sherry and spicy wooden aromas without any off-note that I can find. There is no obvious "Wow!" in that nose but the longer I sniff it more I like it - it is a love affair that takes some time to develop...
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is not really layered but it is easy to sip and without any obvious flaws. The buttery, sherry and spicy flavours are in a good balance and I would call this a dram one should quaff without too much thinking about it. Perfect to enjoy during a good conversation or card game but not really suited for "whisky analysis paralysis". Some water turns the nose surprisingly less interesting but smoothes the taste and finish. I like to nose it neat and prefer to drink it a little reduced at about 43% abv.
    • Finish
      86 86
      This dram arrives warming and nicely coating in the mouth with just a minor peppery moment (that is not distracting at all). The finish is long and adds some chocolatey flavours but some drying-astringent feelings (tannins) too, unfortunately. Nonetheless, very enjoyable...

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice and surprising whisky, at Aberlour you expect at least a lot of sherryvat influence, and that has this Casg Annamh well hardly ...
    Much sweeter and fruity, candy influences, totally different from the Aberlours that I've drunk so far.
    • Nose
      Fresh! Apples, along with raisins, but also very floral, citrus too, at times just a hint of Dreft lemon. Peach too, and swims of Haribo sweets (cherries).
    • Taste
      Little pepper, sweet, caramel. A lot of peach, and again Haribo, especially the foam banana. Also coffee.
    • Finish
      Peach very strong again, slightly tingling, quite long, also some wood tones. Apples, and caramel.

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Really different from the A'Bunadh, not as sherried as I expected. 

    It contains considerably younger whisky than the 15YO, but makes up for that by a higher level of first fill and a higher ABV.
    • Nose
      Pear juice, peach, caramel and even a little banana.
    • Taste
      Caramel, peach, almond, coffee candy (hopjes), pepper and a little smoke. It actually benefits from a drop of water, which makes it fruitier.
    • Finish
      Vanilla, apple, caramel and peach.

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Young, oak forward and not very inspiring. Before the recent price hike, you used to be able get an Aberlour a'bunadh for this kind of money. The Casg Annamh is a poor replacement if you ask me.
    • Nose
      Young and fresh smelling, with some pieces of red apple, as well as caramel, candy cane, and pear, as well as some pickled lemon peel and sour peach candy.
    • Taste
      Again, the young spirit is noticeable, with a good amount of oak here as well. First some sweetness with marzipan and honey, but then quite spicy, with lots of pepper and cloves, as well as a hint of mint.
    • Finish
      Lingering cherry aroma and spices.

  5. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

  7. manuvanneste scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Quite nice, and different for Aberlour for sure. Suspected caramel, toffee, dried fruit and chocolate. But also fresh fruit or even hints of mint. A lot is happening, i like
    • Taste
      82 82
      Maybe less interesting than the nose. Very nutty, the dried fruits remain, and a bit more bourbon wood influences
    • Finish
      84 84
      Not extremely long, but more than ok for a young and relatively cheap bottle. The freshness of the nose comes back at the finish. I take another one.

  8. manuvanneste scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    (Blind tasting)
    The light fruits and spices make it quite interesting, if only the sticky would not be, which I do not quite like ..
    • Nose
      In the nose first fruity sweet, the sweetness goes quickly into the sticky .. could be an Irish again.
      Not quite ripe apple, green grape and some freshness (alcohol?)
      Also a few spices, ginger maybe a little dry cinnamon
      becomes more interesting over time
    • Taste
      Sweet again in the mouth, is so sticky again
      then a little more fruity and the spices come through especially
    • Finish
      In the finish caramel and apple remain so medium

  10. Kaleva scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Interesting whisky with a beautiful and fairly complex nose on the flowery and fruity side. However the palate is quite punchy and rather rough (comparing to nose) with kaleidoscope of spices, which continue in the aftertaste. Overall pleasant and very “summer” expression form Aberlour, which is reasonably priced in addition.
    • Nose
      Light fusel oil notes at the beginning, fresh, sweet, malty, flowery (pink peony and hints of rose petals), fruity (yellow pears, pear acid drops), sultanas, vanilla, honey notes, caramelized lemon zest
    • Taste
      Slightly sweet, punchy, spicy (pepper mix), malty, fruity notes (peach, baked apple), orange zest, oak
    • Finish
      Medium-long, rather dry, malty and sweet (berry marmalade), sweet liquorice, nuts (walnuts, almonds), herbs, oaky tannins


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