Review #995 – Croftengea 10yr Single Cask Nation 2007

Review #995 | Scotch Review #333 – Croftengea 10yr Single Cask Nation 2007

The Schtick: This was a bottle that I tried blind and then took a stab at guessing the provenance.

It is Single Cask Nation’s bottling of Croftengea, distilled at Loch Lomond. It was matured for life in an ex-bourbon cask. It was bottled at cask strength with no filtering or coloring,

Distiller: Loch Lomond

Bottler: Single Cask Nation

ABV: 57.6% ABV

Age: 10 Years

Maturation” Ex-Bourbon

Cask: #196

Bottle: One of 297

Nose: Bready, super yeast forward. Fresh baked dough. Salted caramel. Really malty. Buttered popcorn, vanilla bean, faint musty and fruity.

Taste: Sweet, honey, toffee. Medium mouth feel, light heat. Caramel, salted caramel candies, mild smoke. Faintly ashy, maritime air. Burning wood, more bread and fresh baked donuts and icing.

Finish: Medium length, salt, pepper, caramel. bready with ashy burning wood fading away

Overall + Guess: This was really nice as well. Good blend of sweet dessert and faintly briny and ashy. Guessing Benromach or Benriach, 10-13 years old, ex bourbon maturation, around 46% ABV. Drank waaay under proof.

Reveal: Croftengea 10yr Single Cask Nation 2007. This was crazy interesting and fun as hell to try.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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