Cardhu Amber Rock
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Cardhu
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • spicy
  • oak
  • green apple
  • caramel
  • sweet
  • pear
  • bitter
  • tannic
  • tea

Cardhu

Amber Rock (0.7l, 40%)
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Character Goatson
Double matured in ex-bourbon casks, Cardhu Amber Rock is a wood-forward revival of a traditional Speyside single malt. 

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 neighbours 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.

 
You may know Cardhu as the signature base-malt of Johnny Walker, but it was a single malt long before the blenders got the hands on it. Happily, Diageo has restored it to its former glory. For their latest expression of the Cardhu range, they have married vintages of the main-line single-malt and then re-matured them … allowing the flavour profiles to integrate in the barrel. 
 
What emerges is an aromatic, wood-forward dram with plenty of spice and character. And all of that spice and wood is a great balance for your next Whiskey-based cocktail—try it in a Manhattan and you will see what we mean. 
 
SmartAss Corner
In Gaelic, Cardhu means “black rock.” They call this new offering—released for the first time last year—Amber Rock to recognize the color of the dram and its relationship to the traditional Cardhu name. 
 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Cardhu
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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  • spicy
  • oak
  • green apple
  • caramel
  • sweet
  • pear
  • bitter
  • tannic
  • tea
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
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.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
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.
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