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Sunday
Jun262011

Help Wanted!

It's not everyday that someone brings an old bottle of whisky to authenticate.  Is even more unusual when that whisky is filled with gold flakes.  Please help me identify this ridiculous bottling.  The top says Cardhu Single Malt, but otherwise there is no distillery information.  The label and box say AURUM or AVRVM XXIV.  Let me know if you've ever seen or heard of it, apparently it was given by a member of the some UAE Royal family...who knows.  If you have any info please share...

-David Girard

Reader Comments (11)

dave...c'mon, it's Goldschl├Ąger in a fancy bottle...

June 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpaul

as in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldschl%C3%A4ger

June 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpaul

Hahhahahhaha!

June 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDai

No WAY!!! Goldschlager tastes way better...I make it a rule to only drink things with 24k gold flakes floating in them.

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid OG

i go by this only rule: if there are gold flakes in it, it can't be bad. right....?

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNP

I believe this is from Cardhu's GT (Garish Tackiness) line. 'Cardhu GT: For the man who has everything.'

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRN

Looking quickly thru the internets, I see there's a gold mining company in South Africa called "Harmony" that seemed to have bottled gold flecked wines under the name Aurum. "XXIV" no doubt refers to the 24-carat-gold flakes. Perhaps they branched out to scotch, and the gold mine-oil emirate similarity is to delicious of a connection to pass up.

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJacob S

Aurum is the latin word for gold, so both the Aurum and 24 are references to the gold.

I've emailed Diageo (current owner of the Cardhu brand) to see if they have any additional information about the bottling.

June 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Crescimanno

Jaocb, I think the internets have solved the mystery. My guess is that Diageo has never heard of this and will not love to hear that it's happening. On the other hand they might love it...

June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid OG

There is an Italian liqueur called Aurum and yes it's reference is gold.
http://www.liquora.com/Aurum-Liqueur.htm

June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJean

And the logo is pretty much the same on both bottles. I linked a pic above. Google...

June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJean

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