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
||Pale, light amber.
with a hint of sweetness and peat. Excellent bouquet -
||Light and smooth.
to medium, mellow flavor. Some sweetness and peat.
and sweet. Some peat comes through.