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Carpathian Single Malt, Feteasca Neagra Cask Finish - Whisky Review


Carpathian Single Malt, Feteasca Neagra Cask Finish - Whisky Review

Time for another Dram!


A Romanian Single Malt Whisky with an exciting aroma and a lot of flavour.

This was bottle nr. 326 (of 428 bottles) from Cask No 3867, bottled in 2022.


Carpathian Single Malt, Feteasca Neagra Cask Finish - Whisky Review

As you can probably tell I love whisky and since Feteasca Neagra is one of my favourite Romanian wines I was beyond curious about this particular one.


Carpathian Single Malt, Feteasca Neagra Cask Finish - Whisky Review


A bit about


Allan Anderson is the Master Distiller behind this Single Malt, product of Alexandrion Group, which is distilled, matured and bottled in Romania.

Matured initially in a first-fill ex-bourbon American oak cask, then in an ex-wine (Feteasca Neagra) European oak cask, this interesting whisky has a natural colour and is non-chill filtered.


This Carpathian Single Malt Feteasca Neagra Cask Finish is part of the Romanian Wine Cask Collection which also includes a Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and a Pinot Noir Cask Finish.

Carpathian Single Malt, Feteasca Neagra Cask Finish - Whisky Review

Time to try it


Carpathian Single Malt, Feteasca Neagra Cask Finish


Carpathian Single Malt, Feteasca Neagra Cask Finish - Whisky Review

Nose: Powerful, beautifully sweet, with cloves, ripe cherries and boiled sweets/candy. The wine cask finish is easily recognizable. Overall, it has a complex and interesting aroma, different from most other single malts I've recently tried.

Taste: Vanilla, raisins, quite sweet and a bit sharp on the tongue and palate with the first sip, but mellows down soon after.

Finish: Medium, warm and sweet at first, slightly bitter with some tannins towards the end


It has a beautiful aroma which reminds me somehow of traditional Romanian plum spirit ( I might be just imagining it, or it might be wishful thinking, who knows).


Carpathian Single Malt, Feteasca Neagra Cask Finish - Whisky Review

Pros and cons


If served neat, you can feel the 46% ABV, but a few drops of cold water or even an ice cube or two open up more of the aromas and temper the slightly high alcohol percentage.


Priced around £60-70 on most UK websites, this Carpathian Single Malt is a highly interesting dram to try.


Carpathian Single Malt, Feteasca Neagra Cask Finish - Whisky Review

In conclusion


If you're a fan of complex, medium-bodied whiskies, you won't regret trying this one.


I would love to try all the whiskies from the Romanian Wine Cask Collection as this one has been better than I could have anticipated.

I am very much looking forward to also trying their Spanish and Portuguese, Greek and Cypriot, French and Italian Wine Collections and I might even be curious enough to try the Peated Collection.


Carpathian Single Malt, Feteasca Neagra Cask Finish - Whisky Review

As always, please drink responsibly.

If you like this little review please click on the little heart below and if you've tried this whisky, I would love to hear what you think of it, in the comments below.

I hope life is treating you well.

Take care.


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