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Cardhu Gold Reserve - House Targaryen

Overall rating
78.83/100
votes
126
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
L9031MC003-00009365
Barcode
5000267173719
Added on
14 Jan 2019 2:59 pm by Dirk
Colored

Average value

€ 93,23

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126 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Cardhu Gold Reserve - House Targaryen

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.83 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 79 points Connoisseur

    The nose is the best apart, the taste is not bad, but unmatured.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Caramelized apple and spicy mulled wine.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Red apple, honey and caramel, citruses, nutmeg and clove, nut.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium length, spicy, bittersweet.

  4. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    He does not hurt now, but does not give me anything.
    • Nose
      78 78
      creamy, lots of vanilla, honeydew melon, sweet, slightly banana, slightly bready, also some bread crust, slightly iodine, the bread note is getting stronger
    • Taste
      76 76
      slightly oily, also here bread, malt, sweet, behind rather mild and watery, again honeydew melon, quite mealy, only slightly tart oak
    • Finish
      76 76
      hardly any echo, he is gone, maybe even sweetness, but really hard to find something new

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 80 points Moderator

    I would not say it's bad - it's actually easy drinkable - it's just boring - it's the right thing if you don't feel like drinking real whisky
    • Nose
      82 82
      Little woody, hints of honey, little fruitiness, spices, pepper, cloves, whiffs of nutmeg and nuts
    • Taste
      81 81
      Oily, not punchy, little sweetness, little fruitiness, peaches, pears
    • Finish
      78 78
      Short, warm, some sweetness left

  6. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. d-evil scored this whisky 66 points Member Junior

    taste: sweet, not very complex, even a little borrowing, very broad, honey, dried banana,

    smell: gluey, dried banana

  8. Brinker scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
      Immediately fruity, apples, pears and overripe banana.
    • Taste
      75 75
      Soft, dry and sweet. Citrus.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Medium-long. Dry. Nutty, citrus.

  9. detachedblue scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Pear drop, orange liquor
    • Taste
      Very sweet, dry oakiness, dark chocolates and dry
    • Finish
      Short, sweet honey, oakiness

  10. schengel10 scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    A young, at best average Malt!
    • Nose
      very reserved nose: sweet (honey), apples, pears, a little vanilla;
    • Taste
      gentle, soft onset, some citrus fruit, sweetness (honey), some vanilla, even alcohol; looks immature and young;
    • Finish
      a short sweet nutty finish, immediately disappearing;

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