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Cardhu

Region: Highlands
District: Speyside

Founded in 1824, Cardhu was built on a site where illicit distilling had been in progress since about 1813. It is an easy, light whisky that provides a comfortable introduction to the beginning student of single malts. The water supply for the distillery is piped from a site about two miles away, close to the location from where it gets its peat. The facilities were modernized extensively in 1965. The distillery is located in the town of Knockando, which, incidentally, has a distillery by the same name. This, along with other spellings (Cardow and Cardoor), can present a fairly confusing scenario for the geography/history single malt student. Cardhu's winsome personality and "good taste", however, will make things right in short order after the proper introduction.

12 year old

Proof 80
Color Pale, light amber.
Nose Medium-bodied, with a hint of sweetness and peat. Excellent bouquet - maybe perfumy?
Body Light and smooth.
Palate Smooth, light to medium, mellow flavor. Some sweetness and peat.
Finish Long, lingering and sweet. Some peat comes through.

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