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Cardhu 12 Year Old

Cardhu 12 Year Old

Size: 0,75 l
(40.0% ABV)
$61.99
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  • BrandCardhu
  • CategorySingle Malt Scotch
  • CountryScotland
  • RegionSpeyside
  • DistilleryCardhu
  • Age12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol40.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

Cardhu 12 YO single malt is a return to greatness … and it’s about time.

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 Johnny Walker, but it was a single malt long before the blenders got their hands on it. Happily it's been restored to its former delectable single malt glory where it is pleasing customers and winning awards once again.

Like many Highlanders, the core Cardhu offering is a 12 YO. It’s a fairly straight-forward example of a Speyside Whisky, but with a mild, peaty influence — but not for the usual reasons. Where some Whiskies taste of peat because it’s used as fuel to dry the malt, at Cardhu the water source is exposed to a large peat bog — delivering a “natural peat” flavour and an experience akin to second-hand smoke on the finish. In the spirit itself you will find a medium body, light sweetness, and a taste of baked pears.

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

Flavor Spiral TM
  • smoky smoky
  • pear pear
  • green apple green apple
  • spicy spicy
  • peaty peaty
  • slightly sweet slightly sweet
  • dry dry
  • ripe fruit ripe fruit
  • toasted toasted
Appearance / Color
Medium amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Lightly sweet with pear, apple, and a bit of charred oak

Flavour / Taste / Palate 
Well-rounded and rich with more autumn fruits and a hint of distant peat

Finish
Long and dry with toasted grain and warm smoke

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Cardhu 12 YO single malt is a return to greatness … and it’s about time.

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 Johnny Walker, but it was a single malt long before the blenders got their hands on it. Happily it's been restored to its former delectable single malt glory where it is pleasing customers and winning awards once again.

Like many Highlanders, the core Cardhu offering is a 12 YO. It’s a fairly straight-forward example of a Speyside Whisky, but with a mild, peaty influence — but not for the usual reasons. Where some Whiskies taste of peat because it’s used as fuel to dry the malt, at Cardhu the water source is exposed to a large peat bog — delivering a “natural peat” flavour and an experience akin to second-hand smoke on the finish. In the spirit itself you will find a medium body, light sweetness, and a taste of baked pears.

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

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  • BrandCardhu
  • CategorySingle Malt Scotch
  • CountryScotland
  • RegionSpeyside
  • DistilleryCardhu
  • Age12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol40.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • smoky smoky
  • pear pear
  • green apple green apple
  • spicy spicy
  • peaty peaty
  • slightly sweet slightly sweet
  • dry dry
  • ripe fruit ripe fruit
  • toasted toasted
Appearance / Color
Medium amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Lightly sweet with pear, apple, and a bit of charred oak

Flavour / Taste / Palate 
Well-rounded and rich with more autumn fruits and a hint of distant peat

Finish
Long and dry with toasted grain and warm smoke

Customer Reviews

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guest
It's Alright, I Guess

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Kalle
Pretty Darn Good!

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Pretty Darn Good!

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Mikael
Not for me. I like to know I h...

Not for me. I like to know I have drunk a whisky for a wee while after. This was disappointingly insipid to my palate (we are all different).
My benchmark: Glen Garioch 18 or Founder's Reserve.

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Bonnie
Pretty Darn Good!

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