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Cardhu 12 Year Old (1x 70cl)

In 1811 John and Helen Cumming sited their first still at Cardow Farm on the Mannoch Hill, high above the River Spey, where spring water, naturally softened by a layer of peat, bubbled from the ground. It was to be the perfect spot for their farm, and an illicit distillery that would stand the test of time. The distillery was licensed in 1824 and was the first distillery to be officially pioneered by a woman. Two women, in fact: in 1872, Elizabeth Cummings, daughter-in-law of the founders, took over the running of the distillery and set about refining the flavour and character of the whisky we know today – the effortless, elegant, generous spirit, born of hard work and determination.

At full strength, the aromas are heady, with nose prickle, pear drops and tightly integrated heather, resin and sweet honey-nut notes. It is both enticing and intriguing. With a little water, it is still harmonious but less pronounced, allowing some malt cereal, soft, spicy wood, moorland and faint traces of wood-smoke to appear. The palate is well balanced, with a smooth mouthfeel. It has flavours that are short and punchy, sweet and fresh, then there is a pronounced drying effect. Enjoyable at any time, with little or no water. It finishes quite short but there is some lingering sweet smoke in the attractive, drying aftertaste.

The smooth, honeyed flavours of a 12 Year Old Cardhu shine best when served neat or over ice. We would recommend trying Cardhu 12 Year Old with the delicious handmade strawberry chocolate truffles from the Highland Chocolatier (https://www.highlandchocolatier.com), a business that is local to us here in Perthshire.

Bottle Size: 70cl
Country: Scotland
Region: Speyside
Availability: 5 in stock for next-working-day delivery when ordered by 12pm
No further stock available
Product Code: NWWH0865B12S
£40.00