Cardrona Just Hatched
Cardrona is found on New Zealand's southern island. Building started on the 5th of January 2015 with the first spirit distiller in October of that year. They have produced award...
Cardrona is found on New Zealand's southern island. Building started on the 5th of January 2015 with the first spirit distiller in October of that year. They have produced award winning gin and vodka since that day, however, it was not until late 2018 that the first casks were opened.
- Region: New Zealand
- Distillery: Cardrona
- Age/Name: 3 years old
- Size: 35cl
- Strength: 64.4% ABV
- Bottled By: Distiller
- Chill-Filtered: no
The nose opens lie fruit salad. Lots of different things here jumping around looking for attention. Hints of dusty malted barley. The high ABV is not apparent straight away. Little time in the glass and the fruit settles into sweet citrus with a creamy butterscotch in the background. Touch of water brings out a brown sugar/fig note.
The palate is more spicy that the nose, showing of the sherry casks. Honey soaked cigar box is what comes to mind. Very drinkable despite the high ABV. Sherry influence comes through almost like a strong home made mulled wine.Touch of water kills the barrel influence that dominates the palate but brings back more of the citrus from the nose.
The finish is medium short and is mostly dominated by a dried fruits/oak influence. This quickly fades with fruit salad lingering in the mouth.