Cardhu Gold Reserve
Cardhu // Speyside, Scotland
This Speyside no-age statement single malt was released in 2014 in select European markets. The whisky was aged in toasted oak barrels for an undisclosed amount of time. Cardhu is a primary blending malt for Diageo's Johnnie Walker whiskies.
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.
"Sweet brown sugar and spicy barrel notes are found on the nose, pleasant, but not intense. Some pear is detected. Its body is of average weight and finishes on the dry side with more spicy woody notes like cinnamon and cardamom. When all is said and done, this is a whisky that doesn't have enough gravitas to stand on its own; best to enjoy in a Highball."