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Cardhu Gold Reserve - House Targaryen

Overall rating
78.62/100
votes
208
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Game of Thrones
Bottled
2018
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L9031CM003-00009365
Barcode
5000267173719
Added on
14 Jan 2019 2:43 pm by Dirk
Colored

Average value

€ 56.82

17 × in wishlist

208 × member ratings

1964 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cardhu Gold Reserve - House Targaryen

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.62 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Dragonstone

    The Cardhu Gold Reserve was launched in 2014. I had the privilege of being invited to the release event in Brussel, but to be honest found it to be nothing more than a delicate aperitif style malt. The composition for this Games of Thrones release has not been altered, so it’s the same liquid in another bottle with a fancy label (and a higher price tag).

    Very timid on the nose. A fruit salad of red apples and soft pears, sugared orange peel and toffee. Some nuts – make that marzipan – and potpourri. Butterscotch candy and a big floral note. Candy-sweet.

    Very soft on the palate, even a bit weak. Citrus peel, caramel, a touch of pepper, menthol and a hint of cinnamon. Cedar wood? Cocoa? All very soft and little outspoken.

    The finish, which is medium long with a soft peppery note, offers apples and almonds at the death.

    Surely Daenerys deserved a more feisty dram than this middle-of-the-road whisky?

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    'Nose' is nice and promising, but body and finish are too much watered down, which makes it all too weak.
    This whisky certainly doesn't match the House Targaryen, at least not the strong woman Daenerys is ;-)
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fruity, fresh apples, alcohol pretty prominent for such a low Ablv. Also some sweet, honey, and a hint of (overripe) banana.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Pretty light, smooth, soft and weak. Some sweet, honey, caramel.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Now just a little bit of pepper, some sweet left, honey and caramel, but again pale and short.

  3. ctu scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    The nose is the best apart, the taste is not bad, but unmatured.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Caramelized apple and spicy mulled wine.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Red apple, honey and caramel, citruses, nutmeg and clove, nut.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Medium length, spicy, bittersweet.

  4. WLUO scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. ezioaudit scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

  6. bvrsky scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. Kingalein scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    Unfortunately, a very weak number. Easy to drink, but nothing at all. Not worth 30 €.
    Out of anger, Khaleesi would send at least one dragon to retaliate.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  8. Wolf68 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

  9. robbert88 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Like all the same colored whisky colors from the series.

    I smell the whisky for a moment and it reminds me a lot of the Cardhu 12 that was recently absorbed.

    I mainly smell apples and caramel. But cinnamon is also present.

    Time for a sip ... let it roll briefly and I taste delicious sweet honey! Together with the apples and cinnamon.

    Yummy! But I quickly lost the taste.

    Another sip. And I also clearly taste some toffee in it. But again the taste is gone quickly.

    It looks like the flavors are turning into water.

    Actually this is a nice whisky but with its short and rather boring aftertaste it doesn't make me very hot. I also think the whisky itself is quite watery.

  10. JNuyts scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

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