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Effortless, elegant, the generous spirit, Cardhu whisky flows like the conversation of excellent company. These smooth, sweet, mellow characters, drawn from the peat-softened waters of the Mannoch Hills, are the essential companion of any vivacious host.

Cardhu 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 70cl

Cardhu 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 70cl

70cl 40%
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The light character of the 12 Year Old Cardhu is an excellent starting point for anyone starting on their whisky journey. Enticing and silky smooth, this is the quintessential Cardhu. Glowing with notes of golden honey and delicate, fruity character. Cardhu comes from one of the oldest of the Speyside distilleries, which have nestled in foothills near the River Spey for 200 years and the Cardhu range is an excellent representation of these Speyside whiskies. Known for its smooth, sweet-natured single malt whisky, the history of Cardhu’s rise to fame is to a large part told in the story of two determined women who were members of the founding family.

Serving Suggestion:
The smooth, honeyed flavours of a 12 Year Old Cardhu shine best when served neat or over ice

Region For many, the classic Speyside malt whisky.
Appearance Golden honey.
Body Soft, pleasing and medium bodied.
Nose Heady, with pear drops, heather, resin and sweet honey-nut notes.
Palate Well balanced, smooth mouthfeel; sweet and fresh, then drying.
Finish Lingering sweet smoke in the attractive, drying aftertaste.

Awards

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International Spirits Challenge Silver 2009-2011, 2014
The Scotch Whisky Masters Gold 2011 & 2014
The Scotch Whisky Masters Master 2009 & 2012
International Wine & Spirit Competition Silver 2007
International Wine & Spirit Competition Silver (Outstanding) 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition Gold (Best in Class) 2009
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition Silver 2016
International Spirits Challenge Silver 2009-2011, 2014
The Scotch Whisky Masters Gold 2011 & 2014
The Scotch Whisky Masters Master 2009 & 2012
International Wine & Spirit Competition Silver 2007
International Wine & Spirit Competition Silver (Outstanding) 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition Gold (Best in Class) 2009
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition Silver 2016

Expert Reviews

Insights from some of the best in the business

This is a grassy malt, which at 12 years also has heightened citric spray of sweet orange zest and a gingery aspect (it's great with ginger ale). Intense and vibrant with macadamia and a light heathery note, the palate confounds expecations, having a tick chewiness before the grass zings through, adding lift.

Dave Broom, 2013, Whisky Advocate Summer 2013, p.114

An enjoyable whisky which will do well as a summer drink.

Rob Allanson 2008, Whisky Magazine, Issue 73

Very fragrant, with vibrant fruit (nectarine, plum, guava, pineapple, clementine), honeyed vanilla, and subtle macadamia. Fairly light (a pre-dinner or leisurely afternoon malt, perhaps?), but evenly balanced. A gentle introduction to single malts for the blended scotch drinker.

John Hansell 2010, Malt Advocate Fall 2010, p.75

... this one really does the job, it won't offend anyone and actually please everyone.

Serge Valentin 2013, whiskyfun.com