Cardhu 15 Year

Single Malt

Cardhu // Speyside, Scotland

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 75 )

A Speyside staple, Cardhu has a legacy spanning just under two hundred years. Starting under the name of Cardow Distillery, the distillery was originally created under John Cumming, an ex-convict who held was known for his illicit distilling. After the Excise Act of 1823, Cumming began to make whisky legally, and began a distillery that bears more history than most in Speyside, owned by spirit powerhouse and world known name Diageo. Note: The 15-year bottling is not currently available in the U.S.

  • age
    15 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    Used American oak

Tasting Notes

"The nose opens with heavy spices mingled with chocolate and licorice before blending in with small fruits for a wonderful fruit-chocolate taste. A floral note follows to tangle through your senses leaving a green-scented sugar aroma. On the tongue, honey and spices come through very quietly, but grows over time to caress the cheeks. The chocolate makes a return on the finish with a fragrant floral and fruity following."

Score 85

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