Angel’s Nectar Cairngorms 2nd Edition
Posted 30 November 2021 by Matt / In Undisclosed Speyside
Bottle Name: Angel’s Nectar Cairngorms 2nd Edition
Distillery: Undisclosed Speyside
Glass Weight: 527g
A single cask release from Highfern’s Angel’s Nectar produced in support of the Cairngorms Trust – unsurprisingly sourced from an undisclosed distillery based in the National Park of the same name. Only 146 bottles at 46% ABV have been produced (remarkably low for an 11 year old – where’d the rest go?). They’ve still available from Master of Malt for £76.95.
Nose: Appealingly vibrant with apricot, peach, guava and honey spread over toast. Jelly sweets and a sugary zing from Haribo join pressed flowers, touches of toffee and gingerbread men. Reduction presents barley notes alongside golden syrup and brandy snaps.
Taste: Interestingly opposed to the nose! Now into dried fruit – dehydrated banana and mango together with Graham crackers, crunchy toffee and an aside of slate-like minerality. In the background, a pang of lime sharpness, anise and white pepper. The addition of water reveals a more cask-led character with split vanilla pods, planed oak and more assertive spicing.
Finish: Medium, with white pepper, Juicy Fruit chewing gum and a squeeze of lime.
Distinctive, fruit forward spirit with a surprisingly deviating palate offering darker tones and additional welcome nuances. Given the small number of bottles, I’m surprised this is still available – it’s really rather quaffable.
Review sample provided by Highfern
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