Cardhu 12 Years

This Single Malt is very popular in Spain. Its flavourful and aromatic qualities are making the Cardhu a good tip for Malts from the Speyside region. The Single Malt Whisky has a warmth and purity in its taste, that is often described as silky.

This Single Malt is very popular in Spain. Its flavourful and aromatic qualities are making the Cardhu a good tip for Malts from the Speyside region. The Single Malt Whisky has a warmth and purity in its taste, that is often described as silky.

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Cardhu
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 17 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sweet:
Fruit:
Honey:
Herbs:
Heather:
Oak:
Malt:
Nuts:
Pear:
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Floral:
Vanilla:
Caramel:
Sherry:
Zitrus:
Apple:
Almonds:
Berries:
Herb:
Barley:
Raisin:
Wheat:
Blackberry:
Chili:
Leather:
Lemon:
Peach:
Alcohol:
Cake:
Cherry:
Chocolate:
Coconut:
Dark Chocolate:
Ginger:
Grape:
Grapefruit:
Green Apple:
Hay:
Medicinal Smoke:
Melon:
Oil:
Pineapple:
Plum:
Tobacco:
Walnut:
Tasting
Sweet:
Nuts:
Oil:
Fruit:
Honey:
Spices:
Oak:
Malt:
Sherry:
Herbs:
Heather:
Peat Smoke:
Vanilla:
Pear:
Herb:
Caramel:
Zitrus:
Almonds:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Berries:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Hazelnut:
Lemon:
Mint:
Peach:
Banana:
Cake:
Cherry:
Chili:
Date:
Dried Fruit:
Fig:
Ginger:
Grape:
Lime:
Orange:
Pepper:
Pineapple:
Raisin:
Tobacco:
Wheat:
Finish
Sweet:
Oak:
Spices:
Malt:
Nuts:
Chocolate:
Honey:
Sherry:
Herb:
Oil:
Peat Smoke:
Fruit:
Cinnamon:
Herbs:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Heather:
Orange:
Pepper:
Raisin:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Anise:
Barley:
Berries:
Caramel:
Chili:
Dried Fruit:
Floral:
Mint:
Nutmeg:
Wheat:

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3.2 Rate
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Tasting Notes 17

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27. Jun 2016
Nosing:
Raisin Honey Sweet Oak Alcohol
Taste:
Spices Oak Oil Heather Nuts
Finish:
Medium
Comment:
Nosing:
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.
Taste:
Palate Well balanced, smooth mouthfeel; short punch, sweet and fresh, then a pronounced drying effect. Enjoyable at any time, with little or no water
Finish:

Comment:
17. Jun 2017
I never quite understood why Cardhu is so popular in Spain. Maybe it's the warm climate that goes well together with the light and fruity style of this Single Malt? On the nose, you get juniper berries, sticky honey sweetness and hints of almonds - that's it. Not unpleasant, but fairly simple. The taste is a plain continuation of the aroma with some mild spices, fresh spearmint and dark chocolate in the second row. Be careful with water, as this malt disintegrates quickly. With its swift and undemanding finish, Cardhu 12 is an easy sipper for long summer evenings.
RATING: 2.9/5.0 ≙ 78 pts
09. Dec 2017
28. Jun 2022
Nosing: Honey Vanilla Sweet Oak Floral Malt oats Dark Chocolate praline

Taste: Oak Spices Sweet Malt Oil Hazelnut

Finish: medium Oak gentleOil

Comment:
Very aromatic. Intense vanilla and honey on the nose with hints of acacia and distant dark chocolate on the nose. It is a little bit harsh on the tongue, but also sweet and spicy.
01. Mar 2019
Nosing: Honey Nuts Oak Floral

Taste: Sweet Nuts Oak Alcohol

Finish: Moderate

Comment: A very sweet dram. Lightly roasted nuts, drizzled in honey with a very slight spice towards the finish. Light and oaky, shrouded in wild flowers.
Agerskov
25. May 2017
Nosing: Malt Almonds Apple Heather Floral

Taste: Oil Malt Wheat Apple Honey Almonds Sweet

Finish:

Comment:
Agerskov
27. Aug 2017
Nosing: Almonds Oil Malt Berries Caramel Apple Hint of Lemon Heather Floral

Taste: Honey Malt Oil Almonds Oil Dried Fruit Peach

Finish: Malt Wheat Honey Oak

Comment: Quite dominant Malt Wheat Honey – both in the nose, taste and finish.
vazquez
30. Jul 2015
Nosing: Fruit Oak

Taste: Peat Smoke Alcohol

Finish:

Comment:
18. Apr 2017

Comment: boring, but not offensive