Cardhu is an exponent of the soft, sweet, approachable Speyside style and is Diageo's best-selling single malt with a huge following in France and Spain, the latter of which accounts for 75% of volume sales. This popularity, combined with a rumoured shortfall in mature stock, gave rise in 2003 to a notorious episode in the distillery's history ... Read More »
A much-loved single malt, Cardhu is an easygoing, charming Speysider. With clean, crisp oak and sweet malt evoking flavours of honeyed flapjacks and home-made caramel squares, this is one for the sweet-toothed among you.
A much-loved single malt, Cardhu is an easy-going, charming Speysider. This is has been aged for longer than the regular 12 year old expression, and the extra three years combine the distillery's characteristic orchard fruit, barley sugar malt and cake spices with richer tropical fruit and vanilla notes.
Considered by many to be the hidden gem (and bargain) of Diageo's 2013 Special Releases is this 21 year old vintage Cardhu. A distillery that's not that well known on these shores (although is huge in spain), this is a delicate yet complex whisky, with balanced sweet fruit and dark woodiness.
An old litre bottle of Cardhu 12 year old. Most of Cardhu's production (around 70% as of 2010) goes into the various Johnnie Walker blends and as such official distillery bottlings are limited to just the 12 year old, with the odd occasional exception.
An old bottling of 12 year old Cardhu. Famous for being a massive brand in Spain, with up to 75% of sales happening there, this bottle was actually bottled for the Italian market and imported by Wax & Vitale of Genova. We estimate this dates from the 1980s.