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Cardhu Whisky


Cardhu Speyside Whisky

Cardhu, Diageo’s best selling single malt Scotch whisky, was originally founded in 1811 by a notorious whisky smuggler called John Cumming. The Cardhu distillery sits high on the Northern banks of the river Spey in Moraytown, overlooking the imposing mountain range, Ben Rinnes. John licensed the distillery a year after the Excise Act of 1823, thereby ending his illicit operation.

Cardhu was purchased for £20,500 in 1893 by John Walker and Sons, who latterly became purveyors of the renowned Johnnie Walker blends. In 1930, the distillery was acquired by Distillers Company Ltd who later became part of Diageo. Today, Diageo use the vast majority of the Cardhu spirit in their Johnnie Walker blends and less than a third is matured and bottled as single malt.

Following the massive demand for Cardhu Scotch whisky and the resultant difficulties in meeting said demand, Diageo vatted the Cardhu malt with that from other distilleries, naming the whisky Cardhu Pure Malt. This generated heated debate as to the definitions surrounding the terms ‘single malt’ and ‘vatted/blended’ and as to what was to be considered a ‘pure malt’. Today, there is but one independent bottling, from Signatory, though there is a good range of single malt, as well as the Cardhu Pure Malt, which, it has been alleged, includes some whisky from Glendullan.

In 2004, Cardhu Pure Malt was withdrawn and replaced with Cardhu 12 Year Old single malt the following year. That was then joined by Cardhu Special Cask Reserve. Today, Cardhu continues to act as ‘home’ for Johnnie Walker, complete with visitor’s centre. It works a seven day week, producing 3.4 million litres of alcohol.
  • Cardhu 12 whiskey
    Item no.: 22227865471-42
    Cardhu 12 Year Single Speyside Malt Whisky 40%Cardhu 12 Year is an enticing and silky smooth Speyside single malt whisky that is super tasty with notes of golden honey and delicate fruity character. The whisky offers an aroma of pear notes, heather, resin and sweet honey notes that are accompanied by a well-balanced, smooth mouthfeel and a sweet, fresh and delicious taste. This smooth honeyed Cardhu 12 year old whisky is best enjoyed neat. Distillery: CardhuAge: 12 years Type: Single Speyside Malt Whisky Alc. strength: 40 % 70 cl. Other:
    • 1pcs.
  • Cardhu 12 years Morayshire Old Version Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky 70 cl 40%
    Item no.: 505956-11687493-3
    Distillery: Cardhu
    Age: 12 years
    Type: Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
    Alc. strength: 40 %
    70 cl.
    Other: Morayshire - Old Version
    • 1pcs.
  • Cardhu 12 years Tall Bottle Old Version Highland Malt Scotch Whisky 43%.
    Item no.: 22227865479-1106-197280326
    Cardhu 12 years Tall Bottle Old Version Highland Malt Scotch Whisky 75 cl 43% Distillery: CardhuAge: 12 years Type: Highland Malt Scotch Whisky Alc. strength: 43% 75 cl. Other: Includes cardboard box - Old Version
    • 1pcs.
  • Cardhu 14 years Special Release 2021 Single Malt Scotch Whisky 55.5%.
    Item no.: 22227865471-305-767860
    Distillery: CardhuAge: 14 years Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky Cask number/type: Wine Cask Finish Alc. strength: 55,5 % 70 cl. Other: The Scarlet Blossoms of Black Rock - Special Release 2021
    • 1pcs.