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Cu Dhub

(40%, OB, Speyside Distillery)
Average Score: 48
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistillerySpeyside
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameCu Dhub
Alcohol By Volume40%
Other DetailsSpeyside Distillery
Issued2003*
Average Score48


Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin35
Olivier Humbrecht67
Craig Daniels65
Thomas Lipka68
Keith Wood39
Oliver Klimek18


Retired Maniac Ratings
Johannes van den Heuvel50
Michel van Meersbergen45


Tasting Notes
Craig DanielsNose: caramel and a hint of mint, some bitter herbs (rocket and endive). Palate: thin, sweet and herbal. Lacks any grip. Finish; surprisingly short; herbal with wood bitters. Comment: chock-a-block with spirit caramel but otherwise pretty inoffensive. Not the worst whisky I've ever tasted, but not a good one either.
Keith WoodGlass: Classic Malt - Colour: Black, tarmac - Nose: Rich, dark, caramelised whisky with a hint of wood-smoke. - Palate: Rich and chewy, caramel, treacle toffee and a hint of rich, dark coffee beans. - Finish: Quite long with caramel & treacle toffee right on the front of the tongue. - Overall Impression: It's rich, it's dark, it has lots of caramel and rich treacle toffee and it's almost as chewy, but it's not quite the old used ashtray I feared. Is it good? No. Would I buy a full bottle? No. Another sample? Yes-ish.
Oliver KlimekColour: Dark chestnut - Nose: Weak, lemon and orange zest are barely detectable. - Palate: Weak and undefined, slighty bitter and herbal after some chewing around. - Finish: Short and meaningless. - Overall: The best thing you can say about this whisky is that it tastes of almost nothing. Which makes it different from Loch Dhu and - in a way - slightly more enjoyable.