Caresbridge 42 Year Old 1973 Lowland single grain Scotch whisky. Single cask refill hogshead #11848 bottled September 2015 by Hunter Laing & Co. for the Sovereign series. 221 bottles.
The nose holds notes of apples, plums, marzipan and dark, nutty chocolate. Sweet and smooth on the palate with cherries, apricots and just the slightest hint of spice. The finish is medium length with an oaky, warming influence.
Caresbridge Single Grain Whisky
John Bald established Caresbridge malt distillery in 1798 on the edge of Alloa. By the 1820s it was producing both malt and grain whisky 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.