Whisky type: Single Malt
Age: 11 Year Old
Maturation: From refill casks and new and ex-bourbon American oak Hogsheads
Availability: Limited quantities worldwide
Bottle Size: 700ml
Cardhu, the Queen of Speyside malts, has a generous spirit that is as well matched to that of hard- working founder, Helen Cumming, as it is to that of the busy bees that pollinate the hillside heather through the long days of summer.
Crisp and fresh, elegant and perfectly poised, this Cardhu would be a perfect accompaniment to an al fresco lunch – especially if chilled.
Flavour Profile: Nose
Mellow in feel, with light prickle. A hint of new wood pencil cases introduces freshly juicy, fruity top notes of green apple, green grape and pineapple, which gradually come together with a trace of lemon peel as a sweet fresh fruit salad, on a faintly mossy base.
Flavour Profile: Palate
At natural strength, a creamy-smooth texture and a sweet then juicy taste with traces of fondant mid-palate; deliciously buttery, hot and spicy, recalling toasted hot-cross buns. Slightly sweeter at reduced strength and buttery-soft, with enhanced pepper. Drying lightly overall.
Flavour Profile: Finish
Quite long, with some white pepper for a lingering warmth.