Off Licence | Cardhu 15 Years Old Whiskey 70cl
Cardhu is a Speyside distillery near Archiestown, Moray, Scotland, founded by the whisky smuggler John Cumming in 1824. The distillery is currently run by Diageo and the distillery's Scotch whisky makes up an important part of the famous Johnnie Walker blended whiskies. The word "Cardhu" derives from the Scots Gaelic Carn Dubh, meaning "Black Rock"A much-loved single malt.
Cardhu 15 Years Old Whiskey 70cl is an easy-going, charming Speyside. This is has been aged for longer than the regular 12 year old expression, and the extra three years combine the distillery's characteristic orchard fruit, barley sugar malt and cake spices with richer tropical fruit and vanilla notes.
|Colour:||Golden colour with smooth texture|
|Country of Origin:||Scotland|
|Region:||Cardhu is a Speyside distillery near Archiestown, Moray, Scotland, founded by the whisky smuggler John Cumming in 1824.|
|Taste:||Sugar malt and cake spices with richer tropical fruit and vanilla note|
|Aroma/ Description:||Enticing. Intriguing. With water, still harmonious but softer; malt-cereal; spicy wood, moorland and faint traces of wood-smoke.|
|Finish:||Smooth, light and slightly drying, with attractive bitter chocolate notes. Not over long, with a hint of faint smoke at the e|
|Serve:||Room temperature on its own|
|Nose:||Slow to give of its secrets, with mere hints of a fruity richness and spicy complexity to come. A swirl of the glass releases enticing, clean vanilla notes and tropical fruit. Soon, fruits are dried (light fruit cake with flake almonds). Adding water brings out typical Speyside character, and makes the nose slightly more acidic. Late on, at last, greater depth and complexity: sweet, spicy and rich, finishing with dense toffee and toasted coconut.|
|Palate:||Slow to venture forth and quite viscous straight. Cooling, then peppery and lightly charred. Growing richer, still sweet, but now with toffee and chocolate; burnt sugar on a Crème Brûlée. With water, less viscous and sweeter with almost no acidity; very pleasant and easy to drink.|