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A much-loved single malt, Cardhu is an easy-going, 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.
While it’s not often seen here in the UK, Cardhu is the biggest selling single malt whisky in Spain, with its soft, sweet character the perfect match for the warm climate.
Cardhu 12 is the perfect drink for the summer – it's great on its own, but why not try it with a block of ice, or served long with a splash of water, mizuwari style.Tasting Notes (2)
Tasting Notes by Stuart P
Sweet and fruity, with aromas of grilled pineapple, honey-soaked pears and fresh melon. Notes of cut grass, hay and ripe mango, too – very appetising.
Soft, silky mouthfeel, with plenty of pineapple and mango up front, followed by honey, banana and toffee, with some dried-fruit and vanilla richness. Very approachable, but still decent levels of complexity.
Soft and fruity, with the raisin and honey notes lingering the most.
At full strength, heady, nose prickle, pear drops and tightly integrated heather, resin and sweet honey-nut notes. Enticing. Intriguing. With a little water, still harmonious but less pronounced, allowing some malt-cereal, soft, spicy wood, moorland and faint traces of wood-smoke to appear.
Soft, pleasing, medium.
Palate Well balanced, smooth mouthfeel; short punch, sweet and fresh, then a pronounced drying effect. Enjoyable at any time, with little or no water.
Quite short. Some lingering sweet smoke in the attractive, drying aftertaste.
- San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2011: Double Gold
- International Spirits Challenge 2014: Silver Medal.
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This is my first single malt scotch whisky. I actually have Laphroaig 10 and Talisker 10 but couldn't dare getting into single malt world with them. So I bought this bottle to train myself before opening those bottles. I know they are not in the same league but I couldn't get any peat smoke or taste. However I quite liked it. It is really smooth and easy to drink, smells and tastes like apple cider.
Nice mellow taste smoothie I prefer on the rocks
This is a very interesting budget friendly scotch
A beautiful smooth single malt – a pleasure to drink.
Delicious. I’m just starting to drink whisky, but this one was a standout for me.
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