Single cask #2873 expression of the 6th best selling single malt in the world - despite this we almost never see independent bottlings from Cardhu distillery. Distilled December 1984, bottled September 2011. 222 numbered bottles.
Awarded 91 points by WhiskeyFun.com
Nose: Chocolate, toffee and hint of antiseptic cream. Orange candy grows. Very sweet and quite floral. Becomes a little bread like – nan bread with a touch of Turkish delights.
Taste: Lots of orange notes, butter lemons, brown sugar, toffee and some dark fruits, brambles perhaps?
Finish: Hot cross buns with oranges, some forest fruits and quite creamy.
Cardhu Single Malt Whiskey
John and Helen Cumming began producing malt whiskey using a single illicit still at their Cardhu Farm in 1811. This ditillery was officially established at Cardhu in 1824 when it was equipped with two small stills and output was necessarily quite small until a new purpose built distillery was constructed just up the road and equipped with four stills. Cardhu Distillery is a malt whiskey distillery situated in Scotland's Speyside whiskey region and a contributor to Diagio's Johnnie Walker blended scotch. Featured in the distillery range are the Cardhu 12 year old, 15 year old and Amber Rock.