Interesting fact… Cardhu 12 Year Old whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in Scotland. Had it been produced in America its name would be Cardhu 12 Year Old whiskey, instead of whisky.
Nose: Good body, decent sweetness, richness. Streaks of smoke, apple peels, bruised pears.
Palate: Smooth, rounded, gentle sweetness, soft peat. A little smoke whispers sweet nothings.
Finish: Long, dry smoke, malty touch of peat.
A group of 14 males all preferred this whisky to the Ardbeg 10 the Glengoyne 12 and the Glengoyne 10. We also tried a few others but I can't remember what they were. These four were the best but the Carhu was favourite.
Jim Murray says that this malt has “The cleanest, uncluttered nose that you will ever find” and I can’t argue with that. It’d pleasantly balanced with a slight oliness, hints of toffee and burnt caramel, offset by its sweetness and a slight grassy note.
The palate is quite full. A pleasant, uncomplicated marriage of soft, butter-toffee oak and citrus fruit. Quite oily with a not unpleasant alcohol nip and a slight peppery finish. Pleasant if a bit unexciting,. I imagine that this is the sort of spirit that blenders would die for.
dont know so much about noses and under/overtones,the bottom line is i am fond of a drop of malt,tried to many to think about and without doubt this is the best ive had,ok im not lucky enough to blow £5000 on a shot of some prehistoric malt but i doubt it would match this,compaired to this your average(glenmorangie/talasker ect) is only fit to get oil off the driveway,a superb warm,full bodied malt that wont break the bank
Started drinking Cardhu in eighties,best malt by a long way. Bottle is well styled to squeeze out last drop!!
Best malt i have tasted buy a long way :) The best of the best...love it.
THe best single malt by far. Take a sip and feel the gentle warm glow. Beautiful !!!!
Couldn't agree more with the above comments, it's the BEST, love it so much i daren't open a new bottle too soon, as I know that if I do then it will be gone to quickly!! OH DEAR!!
Great Malt Very Very Pleasant
Just recieved a bottle of this beautiful single malt for my 50th (thanks Niccii) and first impressions are that it is a superbly flavoured scotch, slightly ahead of Jura's 'superstition' which I got for christmas (thanks Helen).
Sorry, I forgot to rate it.
Dollar for dollar the best I have ever tried. Cardhu and Oban definitely top my single malt list of favorites, Oban being a completely different breed.
decided at 46 2012 was going to be the year i get to know single malts , Cardhu 12 is a must for anyone , so easy to drink and enjoy
nicest malt ive ever tasted
We just went to a tasting of Speyside 12 year old single malts. This was hands- down our favorite. Smooth with a honey finish.
Two things I used to do for my father every year. one was to ring him from wherever I was in the world on St Patricks' Day and the other, was to buy a bottle of Cardhu for him on my way back from wherever I was in the world. He died about 15 years ago, so this was a lost habit of mine but, someone did me an enormous favour this weekend, he who is whisky lover, so what better way to thank him as to buy HIM a bottle of Cardhu too. I say it's the best way you can thank a friend and fellow whisky lover.
...were in Scotland a month ago, visited different Speyside (Glenfarclas, The Glenlivet,The Macallan,..), Highlands (Oban, Talisker,..), Flatland (Glenkirchie)distilleries - tasted also some whiskies from Islay (Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Ardbeg), Orkney and Springbank from Campbeltown. I like them all but Cardhu is after 10y my one and only single-malt love.
One of the most scrumptious my palate has had the pleasure.
This is a delicious Speyside. Very balanced, with a rich honey sweetness with flavors of apples and pears and some peppery spiciness. Just a hint of peat that comes through on the nice medium-long finish. Great everyday dram.
Just been to Edinburgh for a weekend and bought this on a whim as a personal gift. I like my whiskeys but a lot tend to have a very strong finish to them. I was pleasently surprised to find this sweet, balanced single malt after a taster in the whiskey experience. A dram of this is perfect after a long day working.
Viva o cardhu!
This tasted better than the stuff the dukes made in their illegal whiskey barn!
Limited edition bottled 1070 I unopened in original box with booklet. How do I know what this is worth and how to sell it
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Man this is one of the best I have tested in this category till date. I am single malt fan and this re-established my faith in the same. I had this bottle for a while but once I opened this my wish was that why didn't I did so sooner. Amazing taste and no hangover. I will rate it 9 as I have more to taste.