Cardhu 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

Cardhu 12 Year Old

Cardhu is a single malt whisky made in limited quantities at the Cardhu distillery on Speyside in the Highlands of Scotland. It is made in the proper way, the traditional way, with malted barley and pure spring water, distilled in swan necked copper stills.

Nose: Good body, decent sweetness, richness. Streaks of smoke, apple peels, bruised pears.
Palate: Smooth, rounded, gentle sweetness, soft peat. A little smoke whispers sweet nothings.
Finish: Long, dry smoke, malty touch of peat.

About the Brand

Cardhu 12 Year Old Cardhu is a Speyside distillery near Archiestown, Morayshire, Scotland, founded by the whisky smuggler John Cumming in 1824. The distillery is currently run by Diageo and the distillery's whisky makes up an important part of the famous Johnnie Walker blended whiskies.

More Information

Brand Cardhu
ABV % 40.00%
Volume 70cl
Allergy Advice No Allergen
Gift Box Yes

Tasting Notes





Appearance: Golden honey. Nose: At full strength, heady, nose prickle, pear drops and tightly integrated heather, resin and sweet honey-nut notes. Enticing. Intriguing. With a little water, still harmonious but less pronounced, allowing some malt-cereal, soft, spicy wood, moorland and faint traces of wood-smoke to appear. Body: Soft, pleasing, medium. Palate: Palate Well balanced, smooth mouthfeel; short punch, sweet and fresh, then a pronounced drying effect. Enjoyable at any time, with little or no water.


Reviews of: Cardhu 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

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Proper Cardhu

by Peter - March 24, 2017


5 out of 5

Great service. This is the "proper" Cardhu. Don't be fooled by the inferior Cardhu Gold Reserve