1982 Carsebridge 33 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml)

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While it closed only a year after the whisky in this bottle was distilled, just because the former Carsebridge distillery is gone forever doesn't mean we can't enjoy its splendor still today! Luckily for us there are still a number of delicious and mature expressions available on the independent market and this is one of them. If there's one thing we can help take credit for here at K&L, it's been helping to remove the undeserved stigma associated with grain whisky in the Scotch industry. This 33 year old edition distilled in 1982 should please both fans of blended whisky and single malt alike. It's a literal definition of the word smooth as this elixir absolute glides over the palate with a richness and concentration of oak from more than three decades in wood. While it's bottled at 45.4% cask strength, that's a very drinkable proof that offers up full concentration without the dilution. Fans of our previous grain whisky editions will want to snatch this one up fast. Not only is it old and rare, it's also a serious crowdpleaser!

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Staff Image By: Andrew Stevens | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/12/2017 | Send Email
Rich creamy deliciousness, that is what we have here in a bottling of 33 year old Single Grain. Seriously, this has oak and vanilla spice with a lemon cake layer and supple palate resplendent with butterscotch and a long dry finish. Another reason to forget the stigma against grain whiskey and delight in an old bottle that tastes good and is $100.

Staff Image By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/10/2017 | Send Email
Particularly easy to drink and enjoy. This grain whiskey has an inviting, sweet caramel nose. In the mouth it is rich and soft and smooth with a creamy mouthfeel. Everything comes together to make this whiskey interesting and fun.

Staff Image By: Andrew Whiteley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/8/2017 | Send Email
Ancient Grains. It sounds like a breakfast cereal and in some ways it is. This 33 year old grain beauty taste like a country breakfast; it's full of molasses and oats, fresh buttermilk pancakes smothered in ripe peaches and maple syrup. There is an array of sweet spices - nutmeg and cinnamon dominate, but cloves also make an appearance. The proof, weight, and texture are nearly perfect. No ice, no water, just pure indulgence in a glass. Let it roll around and enjoy.

Staff Image By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/8/2017 | Send Email
Only 233 bottles were made of this gem, from a distillery you probably haven’t heard of: Carsebridge closed down over thirty years ago! This is the most complex and interesting single grain I’ve ever tasted: toffee, orange citrus, peaches, caramel and baking spices. And at just over 45% alcohol, it’s exceptionally drinkable without the need to water it down.

Staff Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/8/2017 | Send Email
I still get a reasonable amount of requests for old whiskies from "closed" distilleries, especially the ones that went down in the early eighties due to the whisky economy at the time: Port Ellen, Brora, Banff, and others. But while those whiskies will cost you hundreds if not thousands of dollars per bottle at this point, there's another little guy that went silent from that era called Carsebridge; albeit this facility made grain whisky, not single malt. It's because of that fact that we're able to offer a little rarity like this at full proof for $99.99 rather than some other astronomical price. The 33 year age statement should be enough to move most drinkers as is, but that little factoid definitely helps add a bit of romanticism. Carsebridge closed forever in 1983, but the story goes on in this bottle, smooth and round with supple, soft oak flavors and a finish that's as smooth as silk.

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Alcohol Content (%): 45.4