Tasting Notes

Producing WhiskyCast has given me the opportunity to taste some really amazing whiskies, and I’m pleased to share my tasting notes with you here. You can search my entire database of tasting notes from this page, and I hope you’ll find it useful.

Caisteal Chamuis 12

Caisteal Chamuis 12 YO Blended Malt Scotch Whisky. Image courtesy Mossburn Distillers & Blenders.

Country: Scotland


Type: Blended Malt

Bottler: Mossburn Distillers & Blenders

ABV: 46%

Score: 92 Points

This heavily peated island blended malt has an unusual name (pronounced “castle camus”), and is finished in Oloroso Sherry casks. The nose is peaty and phenolic with touches of grilled peaches, honey, and toasted vanilla. The taste is thick and oily with peat smoke and creosote balanced by notes of grilled peaches, honey, toasted vanilla, and a hint of figs. The finish has lingering peat smoke and touches of figs and grilled citrus. (September, 2023)