Cardhu 15 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Cardhu
  • Age 15 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
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  • pear
  • apple
  • toasted
  • caramel
  • smoky
  • sweet
  • fruit
  • grain
  • honey

Cardhu

15 Year Old (0.7l, 40%)

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The classic Speyside Single Malt… but bolder.

John Cumming was one of the rare Whisky smugglers that successfully transitioned to legal operation when the oppressive tax and production laws were eased. Thus, Cardhu was born in 1824. You may know Cardhu as one of the signature core malts of Johnnie Walker, but it was a Single Malt long before the blenders got their hands on it. Happily — after a few mis-steps — Diageo has restored it to its former delectable Single Malt glory where it is pleasing customers and winning awards once again.

It may sound as stating the obvious, but Cardhu15 is a deeper, richer, bolder expression of their signature twelve year old Single Malt. That means it’s a classic interpretation of Speyside style. And as opposed to having a peat-influence infused into it, Cardhu gets the faintest whiff of peat from the local waters which flow past a natural peat bog nearby. This is relatively unique for a Speysider, and that’s one of the reasons fans like it. The main flavor profile speaks of stewed pears with a thick body and light sweetness.

Smartass Corner:
The word Cardhu comes from the Gaelic "Carn Dubh" which means "black rock.”

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Cardhu
  • Age 15 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Burnished bronze. 

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Pear, apple, and a bit of charred oak. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Rich with more autumn fruits and a hint of distant peat. 

Finish
Long and drying with toasted grain.

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  • pear
  • apple
  • toasted
  • caramel
  • smoky
  • sweet
  • fruit
  • grain
  • honey
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
When the Cummings built their new distillery in 1885, the old stills were sold to William Grant, who used them to found Glenfiddich.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
The word Cardhu comes from the Gaelic "Carn Dubh," which means "black rock."
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
When the Cummings built their new distillery in 1885, the old stills were sold to William Grant, who used them to found Glenfiddich.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
The word Cardhu comes from the Gaelic "Carn Dubh," which means "black rock."
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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