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.
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CountryScotlandRegionSpeysideBottlerDistillery BottlingAge12 Year Old
I was given a bottle for my birthday and it was one of the nicest whiskies that I have ever had the pleasure of tasting and I have sampled many in my time. I am going on holiday in the not too distant future and I shall be making sure that a bottle of this fine whisky will be accompanying me.
- Laird Ibbotson, 28th October
I was given this for a present, not hugely impressed by the contents: it's an OK Speyside malt but there is something slightly cardboardy / bitter about the taste for me. Glenrothes, Benriach, Glenlivet, Aberfeldy do this style better.
- stringph, 13th September
This is the core malt for Johnnie Walker Black Label and is a favourite in Spain on account of its sweetness and easy gentle style. As a result it must be in high demand. A little flat for my taste but a great standby whisky when an easy-going digestif is required.
- JontyB, 30th August
Since Aberlour 10 Year Old can no longer be found in the U.S., this Cardhu 12 steps up to take its place--and does a right fine job of it, too!
- StandingO, 14th July
If you are looking for that big smokey peaty flavor that a lot of long time scotch drinkers like this is not for you but if u are into a great tasting easy to drink unbelievably smooth whiskey this is the one . My new favorite
- Lou, 12th April
Well Im gunna have to break ranks and say im slightly dissapointed with this one. Its thoroughly decent, dont get me wrong; but at the same price you can get malts that blow this one out of the water.
I just found this one a little ubiquitous and unchallenging.
- Chase F, 18th January
I confirm Joe Strieter's comment. You can find Cardhu in EVERY bar and supermarket in Spain. Cardhu was my first "quality" Scotch, and is what got me interested in whisk(e)ys. I highly recommend this one for beginners. Easy to drink with enough noticeable flavours, but not as complex as a seasoned whiskey drinker might look for. As I don't want to waste expensive whiskey on non whiskey drinkers, I'll be picking up a bottle of this for tonight's New Years party.
- MCS, 31st Dec '12
My new personal favorite! pushing Ardbeg 10 and Glenfiddich 12 down the ladder, smooth, sweet, awesome.
- Steve G - Kent, 29th Dec '12
Have never been a whisky drinker, but bought a bottle of this for my husband's birthday. I am totally converted! This is a wonderful malt, which we drink on the rocks.
- Cathy, Kent, Dec 2012, 13th Dec '12
Smooth, sweet, easy going single malt with personality for sure. Very lovely dram. My favorite single malt scotch for summer time especially, usually on the rocks (with ice cubes that were made with spring water, however.)
- anonymous, 4th Aug '12
"Nose" (undiluted): Fruity, apple blossoms, citrus and then some ashy peat with decaying leaves. "Palate" (undiluted): Initially gripping before transitioning to very sweet pears, apple, demerara sugar cubes, oak and vanilla. "Finish" (undiluted): Peppered malt, a slightest of hints of anise, pomegranate, brazil nuts, and well . . . peppermints.
- Jason's Scotch Whisky Reviews, 30th Jul '12
It is wonderfull, smooth and long lasting tast. Travel to Scotland was the best thing last year. Speyside Single Malts as Cardhu 12 YO is simply delicious!
- Sergio Cristofoletti, 10th Jan '12
Smooth and sweet.
- anonymous, 6th Jan '12
I haven't liked whiskey/whisky untill i tasted this fine one.
This started my Still gorwing experience for Whisky from speyside (Aberlour another one) all those "that just taste like spirits no go"
Absolutely the best Whisky.
- Claus, 29th Dec '11
Je vynikající- Great!!!!
- anonymous, 17th Dec '11
Purchased this recently and I must say it's a fabulous whisky especially for the price.
- Lawrence , 3rd Nov '11
I love this whiskey
- Kate, 20th Sep '11
A great malt that stands up with the more expensive Speyside malts. My favourite and the whiskey that started my love affair with single malts.
- DGW Liverpool. uk, 13th Sep '11
A good warming fruity malt thats one of my favorites tried so far. Good nose and lingers well.
- James D., 22nd Jun '11
available again in the US thru Christmas '10...wonderful and rare