The Cardrona Single Malt Whiskey - "Just Hatched" - Special Release - Dramfest 2020.
In celebration of New Zealand’s Dramfest Cardrona Distillery released this exquisite bottling. It has spent 882 days between three Breckenridge Bourbon barrels, followed by 481 days in a single Oloroso Sherry butt, for a total maturation of 3 years, 8 months and 28 days.
Delivered at natural cask strength, this toffee bomb is layered with cream, sticky date and sun-roasted nectarine.
A very limited quantity has been made available in the UK.
The release was reviewed by Dave Broom in his 'Quarantine Quaffers' when he found himself having to 'lock down' in New Zealand.
Dave's tasting notes and description:
The spirit is fantastic & complex.
On the nose - bamboo shoot, touch of leatheriness, hint of sultana
Texture - rich, soft, oily in texture.
Taste - toffee, vanilla, caramel, burst of citrus toward the back palate. Little hint of pomegranate, cooked apple.
Beautifully balanced, complex whisky.