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The Cardrona Single Malt Whisky – Just Hatched Solera

SKU cb5766b6371b Category Whiskey Tags Single Malt Whisky, bourbon casks, sherry casks


375ml, bottle

The Cardrona Just Hatched Solera is a special release celebrating the distillery's third anniversary. The Cardrona Distillery Just Hatched Solera Single Malt Whisky uses a unique Solera cask aging system, marrying ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks for a complex flavor profile. Bottled at cask strength, it offers a glimpse into the future of Cardrona's whiskies.


Since this is a young whisky, the exact taste profile can’t be definitively stated. However, the Solera aging system and cask types offer clues to potential flavors:

Malty Core

As a single malt, expect a grainy sweetness and bready character forming the base of the flavor profile.

Ex-Bourbon Cask Influence

These casks likely contributed notes of vanilla, caramel, and maybe even a hint of baking spice like clove.

Ex-Sherry Cask Influence

The sherry casks could have imparted dried fruit (raisin, fig), nutty notes, and a touch of sherry sweetness. The influence might vary depending on the type of sherry used (Oloroso, PX, etc.).

Solera System Impact

The Solera system continuously blends older with younger whiskies, creating a complex and layered flavor profile. Expect a smoother and more integrated character compared to a single cask bottling of similar age.

Overall Experience

The Cardrona Just Hatched Solera is a unique opportunity to experience a young whisky with an intriguing aging process. The Solera system promises a well-rounded and complex flavor profile, hinting at the future potential of Cardrona’s whiskies. Look for a balance of malty sweetness, hints of vanilla and caramel, and subtle dried fruit notes, all wrapped in a smooth and youthful character.

Additional information

Product Type



Single Malt




New Zealand


World Whiskies Awards Category Single Malt – Category Winner & Gold


Cardrona Distillery


375ml, bottle


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