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Cardhu 12 year old single malt is a Speysider matured in American bourbon casks. It has won Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2011. According to The Whisky Exchange:
“Cardhu is the biggest selling single malt whisky in Spain, with its soft, sweet character the perfect match for the warm climate.”
Established in 1811 by Helen Cumming as an underground distillery, Cardhu received its official license in 1824. It stands as a historic milestone, being the inaugural distillery to bear the mark of female leadership. In 1872, the reins of the distillery were passed to Elizabeth Cummings, who was not only a daughter-in-law of the founders but also played a crucial role in enhancing the flavor and identity of the whisky we savor today. This whisky brand surely embodies dedication and relentless determination.
BLESSED FRUIT in a bottle
Like Blessed Fruit the movie, Cardhu 12YO is a nice mix of sweet and sour. Emphasis definitely on the sweet side. It is like the main character Molly in Blessed Fruits fantasy skits, where she’s imagining what life could be.
A great reminder, that there’s life outside Islay. Even for a smokehead like me. Nicely smooth and sophisticated, but with a stunning alcohol feel in it.