Cardhu 12 Year Old Whisky 70cl
The Cardhu 12 Year Old has a warmth and cleanliness of taste - often described as silky. It's a taste that is hugely popular and is known and loved all over the world. Savour Cardhu with someone special to turn an enjoyable evening into a memorable occasion. Cardhu Distillery (previously called Cardow) must be one of the best located distilleries in Speyside. High on the hills on the north side of the Spey Valley with extensive views to the south, it is also the home of Johnnie Walker, the number one blended Scotch whisky in the world.
Founded in 1824, Cardhu is one of the world’s leading single malt Scotch whiskies from one of the first legal distilleries on Speyside and the first distillery of John Walker & Sons, now the spiritual home of Johnnie Walker, the number one blended Scotch whisky in the world.
Pioneered by Helen and Elizabeth Cumming (the latter, the only female distiller of her time) Cardhu is a rich, smooth whisky whose generous spirit reflects their sure touch. Cardhu (orig. Car-Dhu) means “Black Rock” in Gaelic. From a Single Malt distillery on Speyside, the famous region on the eastern side of the Highlands that is home to more than half of Scotland’s Scotch Whisky.
Taste and Suggested Serve
Smooth, sweetly fruity and honeyed; a medium-bodied and well balanced Malt Whisky to suit many palates with a mellow character and a lightly spicy and sweetly smoky aftertaste. The rich, smooth, honeyed fruity flavours and light spiciness of Cardhu 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky are best enjoyed from a balloon glass either neat or over ice.
Pour Cardhu from its unique decanter into a large balloon glass for a truly de-luxe experience, from the ‘pop’ of the cork and the ‘glug’ of the pour to the swirl in the glass.
Cardhu’s smooth and ‘chewy’ character is ideal with sweet meaty tastes. Try it with delicate air dried hams, notably Pata Negra, Serrano; Parma ham and black figs; seared foie gras and caramelised apples.