Notification: Please enable JavaScript and reload this page. Malts requires all users to enter their date of birth and country for verification of legal drinking age.
facebook-square pinterest-square twitter-square YouTube angle-down angle-left angle-right angle-up body caret-down caret-left caret-right caret-up casks character cross distillation Distillers-Edition Drops-of-Wisdom-close Drops-of-Wisdom-info Drops-of-Wisdom-orientation-arrow fermentation finish highlands islands left-arrow lowlands magnifying mashing minus nose palate Playhead plus process qq quote right-arrow scotland-outline scotland-shape Special-Release speyside star-half-empty star-half star-o star wechat weibo type-of-malt minus2 plus2

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.

Rate this whisky: Be the first to rate this whisky:

()

"Balanced if not hugely complex."

Dave Broom 2008, Whisky Magazine, Issue 73

The perfect
SERVE

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

Pairing
WHISKY &...

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

More food pairings

Try
BARTENDER'S CHOICE

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.

View recipe

-8 + 20 /40 30.0

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

Smoky Rich Delicate Light

Region

For many, the classic Speyside malt whisky.

Appearance

Golden honey.

Nose

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

Body

Soft, pleasing and medium bodied.

Palate

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

Finish

Lingering sweet smoke in the attractive, drying aftertaste.

Information:

Distillery: CardhuTM

Age: 12 years old

Strength: 40% ABV

Place of Origin: Cardow

Region: Speyside

Taste:

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.

Nose:

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.

Palate:

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

Finish:

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

AWARDS
Don't just take our word for it...

Expert Reviews
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consecteteur adipiscing elit.

"This is a grassy malt,which at 12 years also has heightened citric spray of sweet orange zest and a gingery aspect (it's great with ginger ale). Intense and vibrant with macadamia and a light heathery note, the palate confounds expecations, having a tick chewiness before the grass zings through, adding lift."

Dave Broom, 2013, Whisky Advocate Sumemr 2013, p.114

"An enjoyable whisky which will do well as a summer drink."

Rob Allanson 2008, Whisky Magazine, Issue 73

"Very fragrant, with vibrant fruit (nectarine, plum, guava, pineapple, clementine), honeyed vanilla, and subtle macadamia. Fairly light (a pre-dinner or leisurely afternoon malt, perhaps?), but evenly balanced. A gentle introduction to single malts for the blended scotch drinker."

John Hansell 2010, Malt Advocate Fall 2010, p.75

"... this one really does the job, it won't offend anyone and actually please everyone."

Serge Valentin 2013, whiskyfun.com

avalible