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Cardhu 12-year-old

Overall rating
76.55/100
votes
234
Whiskybase ID
WB102091
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
H. Cumming
Barcode
5000267102566
Added on
11 Oct 2017 10:28 am by Ras Mazunga
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 34.10

15 × in wishlist

234 × member ratings

866 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cardhu 12-year-old

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 76.55 points

  1. DistiLesha scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A very pleasant and intelligible drink. But simplicity is worse than stealing. For a relaxed conversation with friends in nature - just right!
    N: 20 T: 21 F: 19 B: 21
    • Nose
      Elegant brewiness, bright fruitiness of apples and pears, sweet and creamy, hand cream fragrance, coconut, breadiness
    • Taste
      The first thing that rushes is the sweetness 8/10, apple-pear, moderately bitter, honey, wood, simple and clear whisky, light and drinkable
    • Finish
      Light, woody-fruity, medium duration

  2. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A very fresh summer whisky with no pretense for thoughtful tasting.
    • Nose
      Gummies, candies, green apples and pears, some spices.
    • Taste
      Citruses, pear seed, herbal note, young tannins.
    • Finish
      Short, dry, filled with hints of green pear, lemon peel and pepper. At the end, the mouth is a little knit with tannins.

  3. The_Osprey scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Cardhu 12 yo, 40%. Golden yellow with a brown tinge to it. Aroma is pink lemonade next to an egg custard tart. Slight raspberry notes behind the shandy and wood chip. Not the character I was expecting. Interesting. Taste carries on with the shandy made with cask bitter, woody in quite a 'literal' or straight-forward way, just some woody tannin and basic wood flavours evocative mainly of wood (and therefore lacking the complexity of so many others). Easy going, as you would expect at the abv. Salty finish with a rising warmth at the back of the palate the more you drink. Pretty much straight down the middle. Probably a good benchmark for a bang-average, good enough to buy and drink - but only just - sort of a whisky. Character is bland enough to have wide appeal and punchy enough not to disappoint the enthusiast. There are so many very solid blends and malts at a similar price that would be preferable. (3.2/77)

  4. MLE scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

  5. Ficelli scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  6. Rody024 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      75 75
      Sweet barley, stone fruits, vanilla, hay and honey.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Diluted honey, oak, vanilla, peach, and sweet barley.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Short and grainy finish with a whiff of fruitiness.

  7. YD84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This one surprised me by how enjoyable it was. The char notes and bitterness ensured it wasn't one-dimensional and kept things interesting.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Floral and fruity, apples, pears, honey. Sweet and inviting.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Apples, pears, light citrus fruits, honey. Charred oak. Light body as expected at 40%.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-short. Pleasantly bittersweet with a bit of spice.

  8. AvLaar scored this whisky 70 points Member Junior

    Light whisky, floral, slightly bitter. Typical Speyside.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      66 66
    • Finish
      55 55

  9. AvLaar scored this whisky 70 points Member Junior

    Light whisky, floral, slightly bitter. Typical Speyside.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      66 66
    • Finish
      55 55

  10. AvLaar scored this whisky 70 points Member Junior

    Light whisky, floral, slightly bitter. Typical Speyside.

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