Aberlour Casg Annamh Batch 1

Aberlour Casg Annamh Batch 1

(0.75l, 48%)


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Perfect Speyside NAS for the cherry lovers.

Aberlour, residing in a picturesque town of — yes, Aberlour, just a shout away from the legendary Walkers Shortbread bakery, has Speyside in its genes. Betting on fruit-forward character with a Sherry cask soul, they create six Whiskies in the core of their Single Malt range.

After the blockbuster of A'bunadh comes the new kid on the blocks of Aberlour and it's a cheeky and fun NAS Single Malt matured in a trio of casks (European and American Oak). "Casg Annamh" is Gaelic for "rare cask" and as the name implies, this Batch #1 is the very first. The Casg is a perfect introduction to Whiskies that were matured in Sherry casks and this particular batch spent some time in former Oloroso Sherry vessels. Young and fresh aromas accompanied by lovely sweet flavors will surely make you enamored with this kind of Whisky and we're sure many batches are bound to come after this one. 
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    48%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    Oloroso Sherry cask

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butter
spicy
sherry
pepper
sweet
cherry
smoky
oak
fire
What does Aberlour Casg Annamh Batch 1 taste like?

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Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavor finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Tawny.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Rich profile of Bourbon and Sherry casks with buttery notes and spucy wooden aromas.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Buttery, sherry and spicy flavors, easy to sip.

Finish
Warm finish with a lovely peppery adieu.

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Ratings & Reviews
Jacopo
Jacopo,
Nose: sherry and oak, then dark chocolate and caramel/vanilla. Spicy and warm mouthfeel. Leaves some tingling on the tongue and a couple of seconds of sherry finish. Now I really want to try A'bunadh!
 
Lee
Lee,
Decent effort but not A'bunadh!
 
Natalie
Natalie,
I don’t normally pick Speysides but this one is really lovely. Has a cherry-tinged colour and a sherry/port smell. It’s pleasantly fruity and caramelly. Nice to sip straight and I liked it even better with a bit of water (this brought out the apple notes). One for the wish list!
 
Lars
Lars,
Definitively a sweeter drink. And strong with a little burn. I like the sweet, but I think I prefer something smoother.
 
Oskari
Oskari,
Strong, sweet, and flavourful.
 
Jason
Jason,
Sweet sherry with a bit of smoke but I prefer the 16 yr over this
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Sweet sherry and full flavored with some burn. Ice smoothed it out. It was a good glass, but there are better bottles out there for this price.
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Sherry nose. Bitter bite. Followed by a lite burn.
 
Jack
Jack,
Sweet and easy to drink on it’s own, no burn on the swallow.
 
Michael
Michael,
The nose was sweet from the sherry but not overpowering with plenty of oak and spice. The taste did not disappoint. The sherry was subtle, wrapped by the spicy oak with a very slight hint of smoke. The finish was medium with plenty of spice and that hint of smoke lasting to the end. Overall, I found the sherry/oak mix was well balanced with a surprising finish with that hint of smoke. I'll buy again!
 
Todd
Todd,
Honey sweet but also a little spicy nice balance. I would love a bottle of this.
 
Martin
Martin,
Initial nosing produces a warm buttery Sherry with some ginger, honey and vanilla. Some slight spice and pepper. A small bite at the beginning. Add warm sweet sherry taste with allspice, honey, some vanilla and throw in some dark fruits. A touch of smoke at the end. Deliciousness. A good daily sipper.
Zachary
Zachary,
Did you get Batch #1 or Batch #3?
Derek
Derek,
Enjoyed this one.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Very tasty. Smooth flavor.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth
 
Gašper
Gašper,
This one is really special,with a nice kick.All Aberlour''s are high in alcohol i think
 
Mat
Mat,
I'm a long time fan of Aberlour so was really excited to try this but it didn't quite hit the mark for me. It just felt a little harsh for the price. I'd stick with the a'bunadh but interesting to try another expression
 
Zane
Zane,
Good on the nose and lots of flavor up front. Dreamy on the finish. Very pleased with this one!
 
Ildefonso
Ildefonso,
Simply one of the best
 
Lynn
Lynn,
I purchased this while on vacation in Aberlour Scotland without tasting beforehand. It has become my new favorite over their 12 year. If I could afford it I’d purchase a case to put away for a long time and always have some on hand. The moment it hits your tongue, it envelopes ALL your taste buds and senses. WONDERFUL and please don’t change a thing.
 
Nellie
Nellie,
Sweet finish with a kick of heat
 
Adam
Adam,
Very easy to drink with nice buttery taste.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Not bad but like so many NAS whiskies, the immaturity comes through a bit. I'd buy the Aberlour 12 double cask over this but not a bad Scotch.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
It is very good. It has great taste and drinks easy but for the price, I prefer the 12
 
Brian
Brian,
Interesting tastes of honey, butter, and dark fruits with a lingering warm finish. Very easy to drink neat.
 
Sean
Sean,
Not a lot of flavor. Very bland and not too smooth
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Fantastic. Aberlour's answer to what I like to call the "A'Bunadh Dilemma." Love the A'Bunadh taste, but not always up for the cask strength kick. Casg Annamh is awesome. So good. Buying more bottles now!
 
Matejka
Matejka,
One of my favourites. Complex, strong tasty drink. The color, the nose, and the taste is beautiful. Nearly perfect in my opinion.
 
Michael
Michael,
This was not for me. It reminded me of every cheap bar whisky I've had. The smell was ok, and the first flavor that hits your mouth is nice, but it immediately turns to pure alcohol. The after taste is not pleasant either.
Michael
Michael,
Also, I just noticed that the flavor spiral that came with the sample pack (what about Nas) is very different than the one above. Mine shows mostly oak, burnt caramel, sherry, spicy notes, dark chocolate, and continues from there. There's no butter, pepper, or smokiness in mine.
Antti
Antti,
It is a classic, balanced, Single Malt Scotch Whisky with a rich birth of Bourbon and Sherry casks; while a balanced life leads to a short & warm death.
 
Jon
Jon,
Awesome! Plum, straberry, fruit wine.
 
guest
guest,
Amazing product and masterpiece for the price range, soft buttery flavor along with pepper, spices and oak slide along each other, the felling of apricot and spring mild Smokey sherry cask followed by start session BBQ makes you raise the eye brows- excursions and new beginnings with the true nose of aberlour - wonderful
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Decent but not one I'd buy a bottle of. As a lover of sherry cask aged scotch I found this one to be a bit harsh. I've had some decent NAS whiskies but my experience is nothing can beat age and there is a reason they don't put an age statement on here. Probably be excellent if they allowed it to age a few years
 
Burton
Burton,
The aroma of honey, sorghums, and caramel. In the mouth it is viscous spicy butter and fruit. The 48% abv is obvious and welcome. A winner!
 
Will
Will,
Spicy, sherry, very good!!
 
James
James,
Missing the oak on front. Definitely getting the caramel and cinnamon. I’ll try this one again for sure.
 
Dan
Dan,
On the thin side. Very mild nose. Oak and smoke. A little spice on the finish. A bit of water brought out the spice more. Not a favorite.
 
David
David,
Great notes and lasting flavor!!!
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Sweet and peppery, but tastes hollow, like it's missing something. Still good, but needs something smoother to round it out.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Pretty fantastic stuff. Flavors reminiscent of a nice bourbon. Smooth, caramel, spice, and lots of oak come out in this. Not overpowering like Islay region scotches can be. Nice full mouthfeel.
 
Scott
Scott,
Sorry to say this didn’t do it for me. Really didn’t care for it neat but a small ice cube opened up the flavors a bit. Not very dynamic IMO
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Spiciness comes forward in the taste but especially in the finish. Could definitely drink some more but not at the top of my list.
 
Mathew
Mathew,
Tastes and smells like weak sweet tea and medicinal alcohol. The tasting notes talk about cherries and butter and smoke. I don’t know what they were drinking but I don’t think it was this.
 
Katherine
Katherine,
Interesting, so I guess that's better than boring. Licorice spice
 
Deja
Deja,
It's not bad but I'm not in love with it.
 
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