Cardhu 18 Years Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Cardhu
  • Age 18 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
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  • smoky
  • sweet
  • chocolate
  • caramel
  • sweet fruit
  • leather
  • spicy
  • pepper
  • orange

Cardhu

18 Years Old (0.7l, 40%)
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Character Goatson
One of the best Speyside Whiskies, period.

Cardhu is a Speyside single malt established in 1824 by John Cumming and his wife, Helen. Both had been Whisky smugglers since 1811, outwitting the Excisemen with sheer cheekiness. Helen would disguise the mashing and fermenting as bread-making. Then, while the officers drank the tea she made for them, she would fly a red flag from the barn to warn their neighbors that revenue men were around.
 
In 1874 Helen handed the distillery to another strong woman, Elizabeth, the wife of her son. Elizabeth, known as The Queen of the Whisky Trade, rebuilt the distillery and doubled capacity. She made Cardhu one of the malt Whisky leaders. In 1894, John Walker & Sons purchased the distillery. To this day, they consider it to be the spiritual home of Johnnie Walker.
 
Cardhu 18 Year Old is the definitive Speyside Whisky. This immensely popular single malt is produced slowly to nail its exceptional smoothness. It's extra matured, while retaining Cardhu's soft, approachable style, and adds notes of rich fruit, leather and chocolate to the mix. One of the best Speyside Whiskies. Period.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Cardhu
  • Age 18 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Amber.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Sweet Plums, pear and pineapple.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet taste of chocolate and rich fruit.

Finish
Long, complex and dry.
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  • smoky
  • sweet
  • chocolate
  • caramel
  • sweet fruit
  • leather
  • spicy
  • pepper
  • orange
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Character Dogson
The word Cardhu comes from the Gaelic "Carn Dubh," which means "black rock."
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
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.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
When the Cummings built their new distillery in 1885, the old stills were sold to William Grant, who used them to found Glenfiddich.
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Character Dogson
The word Cardhu comes from the Gaelic "Carn Dubh," which means "black rock."
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
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.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
When the Cummings built their new distillery in 1885, the old stills were sold to William Grant, who used them to found Glenfiddich.
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