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Cardhu ‘Amber Rock’ (40%, OB, 2014) - 130314

 



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Cardhu- Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Speyside
WF Distillery Ranking: Cru Bourgeois Supérieur (all current rankings here)


Status: Active - Stills: 6 (3 wash, 3 spirit) - Founded: 1824
Address: Aberlour, Banffshire AB38 7RY - Phone: +44 (0)1340 872 555
Web: www.discovering-distilleries.com/cardhu - More info: Malt Madness


My favourite expression so far:
Cardhu 22 yo 1982/2005 (57.8%, OB, 3000 bottles)
90 points - Last tasted: September 30, 2005 - Tasting notes: here
Cardhu
General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Caramel Apples Oranges Sweet Oil Plums Rubber Malty Praline

MM Distillery profile:
The Cardhu distillery (known as Cardow at the time) was officially founded in 1824 by John Cumming - a farmer who allegedly had been involved with illegal distillation at the site for at least a decade before 'legitimising' his business. In 1839, John's son Lewis took over the reigns at the distillery.The current Cardhu / Cardow distillery isn't the 'original' one. In 1872 John Cumming's daughter-in-law Elizabeth Cumming decided to build a brand new distillery from scratch on an adjacent piece of property. Cardow was extended in 1887 and purchased in 1893 by John Walker and Sons Ltd. Yep, that's right... More on Malt Madness.
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Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Cardhu ‘Amber Rock’ (40%, OB, 2014) - 130314
  • Cardhu 'Special Cask Reserve' (40%, OB, batch # Cs/cR.07.03, bottled 2007) - 211007
  • Cardhu 'Special Cask Reserve' (40%, OB, batch # Cs/cR.07.04, bottled 2007) - 211007
  • Cardhu 8 yo (75° proof, OB, UK, 1970’s) - 230706
  • Cardhu 8 yo (43%, OB, Wax & Vitale, Italy, early 1970s) - 060211
  • Cardhu 12 yo (43%, OB, Wax & Vitale Italy, 1970’s) - 300905
  • Cardhu 12 yo (43%, OB, Wax & Vitale Italy, pale vatting, late 1970’s) - 130314
  • Cardhu 12 yo (40%, OB, Old white label & black type, +/-1975) - no notes - 85
  • Cardhu 12 yo (43%, OB, Italy, screw cap, +/-1982) - 181011
  • Cardhu 12 yo (40%, OB, UK, early1980’s) - 230706
  • Cardhu 12 yo (86 proof, OB, US, ivory label, late 1980’s) - 300905
  • Cardhu 12 yo (40%, OB, Simon Frères, pale cream label, late 1980’s) - 230706
  • Cardhu 12 yo (40%, OB, Moët-Hennessy, dark cream label, early 1990’s) - 230706
  • Cardhu 12 yo (40%, OB, +/-1995) - no notes - 78
  • Cardhu 12 yo (40%, OB, +/-1997) - no notes - 69
  • Cardhu 12 yo (40%, OB, Pure Malt, 2004) - 230706
  • Cardhu 12 yo (40%, OB, +/-2013) - 261213
  • Cardhu 15 yo (40%, OB, +/-2011) - 061211
  • Cardhu 15 yo (40%, OB, +/-2013) - 130314
  • Cardhu 18 yo (40%, OB, +/-2011) - 061211
OB - vintage
  • Cardhu 27 yo 1973/2000 (60.02%, Rare Malts) - 211007
  • Cardhu 22 yo 1982/2005 (57.8%, OB, 3000 bottles) - 300905
  • Cardhu 21 y 1991/2013 (54.2%, OB, Special Release) - 261213
  • Cardhu 1997/2009 'Managers' Choice' (57.3%, OB, cask #3362, 252 bottles) - 300909
Cadenhead
  • Cardow 23 yo 1962/1985 (46%, Cadenhead, black dumpy) - 060211
  • Cardhu/Cardow 13 yo 1987/2000 (56.9%, Cadenheads) - 140506
Duncan Taylor
  • Cardhu 26 yo 1984/2011 (54.4%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #2873) - 181011
  • Cardhu 25 yo 1986/2011 (54.8%, Duncan Taylor, cask #789, 202 bottles) - 061211
Signatory
  • Cardhu 25 yo 1974/1999 (56%, Signatory, Millenium Edition, sherry butt #3612, 498 bottles) - 140506
SMWS
  • Cardhu 1970/1993 (54.7%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society for Japan, #106.1) - 300909
The Whisky Fair - The Whisky Agency - Perfect Dram - Liquid Sun
  • Cardhu 27 yo 1984/2011 (52,6%, The Whisky Agency, bourbon, 199 bottles) - 061211