Cardhu 15 Year
Cardhu // Speyside, Scotland
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.
Single MaltDistilled 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 TypeUsed American oak
"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."