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Cardhu 12 Years Old
 40%    |    70cl

Enticing and silky smooth, this is the quintessential Cardhu. Glowing with notes of golden honey and delicate, fruity character.
Enticing and silky smooth, this is the quintessential Cardhu. Glowing with notes of golden honey and delicate, fruity character.

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"Balanced if not hugely complex."

Dave Broom 2008, Whisky Magazine, Issue 73

The perfect

The smooth, honeyed flavours of a 12 Year Old Cardhu shine best when served neat or over ice.


The delicate sharpness of these highland strawberry chocolate truffles pairs perfectly with Cardhu’s soft, intensely fruity quality.

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The Hot Toddy has a long history of warming cockles. And the generous nature of Cardhu is the ideal choice, offering sweet apple and heather notes along with a warming, dryish finish.

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Cardhu 12 Years Old On The Flavour Map
Taste the character and craft in every drop.

Smoky Rich Delicate Light


For many, the classic Speyside malt whisky.


Golden honey.


Heady, with pear drops, heather, resin and sweet honey-nut notes.


Soft, pleasing and medium bodied.


Well balanced, smooth mouthfeel; sweet and fresh, then drying.


Lingering sweet smoke in the attractive, drying aftertaste.


Distillery: CardhuTM

Age: 12 years old

Strength: 40% ABV

Place of Origin: Cardow

Region: Speyside


in brief… Attractive, subtle complexity; elegant and worth knowing.

in a sentence… Spirity nose with sweet apple blossom and heathery aromas, well balanced palate with good viscosity, warming with a drying finish.


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.


Well balanced, smooth mouthfeel; short punch, sweet and fresh, then a pronounced drying effect. Moorish. Enjoyable at any time, with little or no water.


Quite short. Some lingering sweet smoke in the attractive, drying aftertaste.

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