CARSEBRIDGE 44 YEAR OLD 1973 SOVEREIGN 10TH ANNIVERSARY #14189 at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News





ABV:50.9% AGE:44 Year Old VINTAGE:1973 CASK TYPE:Refill Hogshead CASK #:#14189 BOTTLER:Hunter Laing & Co. REGION:Lowland TYPE:Single Grain 

Carsebridge 44 Year Old 1973 vintage Lowland single grain Scotch whisky. Rare example of the lost Scottish distillery. Single cask refill hogshead #14189 distilled May 1987 and bottled September 2017 by Hunter Laing & Co. for the Sovereign series. This is a specially selected exclusive release to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of The Whisky Barrel. 150 numbered bottles. This golden whisky has a complex nose with notes of milk choclate, forest berries and green moss. The palate is smooth and creamy with toffee, blackcurrants and spice. The finish is long, with a distinctive pepperiness.

John Bald established Carsebridge Malt Distillery in 1798 on the edge of Alloa. By the 1820s it was producing both malt and grain whiskey but during the 1850s was converted to a grain distillery following installation of a Coffey continuous still. Two Coffey still were operational by 1886 and a third was installed around 1966. By the mid 1960s this was one of the largest working distilleries in Scotland. Carsebridge closed in 1983 and most of its buildings were demolished in 1992 and thereby is a lost Lowland grain distillery.

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