Current owner: Diageo
Stills: 3 wash, 3 spirit
Capacity: 2.3 million litres per year
Location: Cardow, Banffshire
Notable Facts: Cardhu plays a major role in the Johnnie Walker blends but is also rather popular as single malt, especially in Spain.
In 2003, a blended malt called Cardhu was sold as “Pure Malt” This caused a lot of uproar and the bottling was taken from the market. Further use of the term Pure Malt is now prohibited by the SWA regulations.
January 11, 2013
The very nice nose is not fully matched by the palate. But it is a decent enough daily dram, far from being bland. – Rating: 79/100
June 21, 2012
Rich, creamy and complex, this bottling shows that Cardhu can be more than an unoffensive ‘summer dram’. – Rating: 89/100
March 19, 2010
A rather light-bodied malt, the herbal note is really quite strange and frankly a bit off-putting for me. – Score: 73/100
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