Cardhu Amber Rock

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bourbon Cask
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 May 2014 9:23 pm by meganstars

Average value

€ 38.61

4 × in wishlist

92 × member ratings

211 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cardhu Amber Rock

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.46 points

  1. TechnOBY scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  2. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 50 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      50 50
    • Taste
      49 49
    • Finish
      50 50

  3. rolabob scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Kraftstoff92 scored this whisky 60 points Member Junior

    Very very generic. Some sort of commonly accepted whisky. Doesn't make it bad, just very dull.

  5. wisekycourse scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    a bit toasty, roundness, but its particularity is to associate it with a parma ham with pine nuts!
    in short, no novelty in retest!

  6. Cubey666 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Story Tellers: Tasting Whisky in January 2017
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Fresh Figs

    The Cardhu Distillery is the spiritual home of Johnnie Walker. This Speysider has been (and continues to be) the fingerprint malt in the world's best selling whisky. Until 1981, the distillery was called Cardow. Only 25% is bottled as single malt. This is one of them: the Cardhu Amber Rock. I guess you could call it Cardhu's answer to the NAS-releases.

    The nose is very sweet on honey, Granny Smith apples, yellow raisins and mandarin. It also has a herbal side and some freshly sawn planks. Evolves towards fresh figs. Very softly spiced. After a few moments, it falls somewhat apart and goes all stale ale on me. So do not leave it too long.

    The body is rather light, but not watery. On the palate, it is less round than on the nose, to be honest. Loads of sweet malt, oranges (peel included), raw sugar and even coffee grounds. It has a slight bitterness too, probably from the wood.

    The finish is surprisingly long on cinnamon and oranges.

    Not a grand malt, but very accessible. Just a tad to better to my taste to be really good. Goes well with a sweet plum pie, though. Not even 35 EUR.

  8. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Vanilla, spicy, fresh, citrus 
    • Taste
      Spicy, stewed fruit, oily, creamy, vanilla, chocolate
    • Finish
      Medium long, spicy, sweet

  10. wisekycourse scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Nose, wood, wood and glue
    In the mouth, one side patissier, velvety, alcohol almost nonexistent
    In the final, it's short with a woody return

    Distillery that provides JW at almost 65%, a double ripening that provides only too few flavors!


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