Rounding out a round of Single Cask Nation sample reviews with a ten year old bottling of Single Cask Rudah Mhor. This is a peated expression from the Glen Turret distillery in Perthshire.
Review #114: Ruadh Mhor 10 (Single Cask Nation)
- Score - 6/106/10
Nose: Charcoal fire, peat smoke, not very islay though, it’s heavy, brooding. Mescal, margharitas and lime.
Palate: Starts very pleasant with a mix of sweet honey and malt, but as it lingers it gets unbearably bitter and tannic. Like eating cigarrette ash. Margharitas at Applebees, but that’s not a bad thing.
- ABV: 60.7% (!)
- Distilled March 2009, spent ten years in a second fill bourbon hogshead.
About Glen Turret (Rudah Mhor)
- Founded in 1775, a year before the Declaration of Independence.
- The location was originally the site of several illicit stills which operated as early as 1717 and avoided paying tax back to England.
- Closed during WWI and Prohibition in the US. Acquired by the Laique group.
About Single Cask Nation
- Single Cask Nation started as a membership group that bought single casks of whiskies. It’s a Jewish owned company, and used to also put on Whisky Jewbilee, a major NYC festival.
- Membership is free.