Cardhu 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
H. Cumming
Added on
11 Oct 2017 10:28 am by Ras Mazunga

Average value

€ 37.01

9 × in wishlist

146 × member ratings

545 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cardhu 12-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 76.62 points

  1. AdamsB scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    The main component of blends Johnnie Walker
    • Nose
      Butter, straw, apple, vanilla
    • Taste
      Butter, straw, apple, vanilla, honey
    • Finish
      Vanilla, oak, butter, brulee cream

  2. McMoulis scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Fruit Salad

    Whisky lovers like you and me sometimes forget about what I would call ‘the basics’. We are so spoiled with the liquid nectar that we no longer stand still to try the stuff we all started with – well, at least I am guilty of this. Returning to the basics is actually a good idea, so let me set an example. Today I will try the Cardhu 12, the heart of many a Johnnie Walker blend and very popular in southern Europe.

    Very sweet and mildly floral nose on citrus fruit, banana, apples and sweet malt. Some vanilla wafers and sultanas, a fruit salad with a mildly oaky touch. Very innocent but inviting at the same time.

    On the palate, this is a liquid fruit salad with apples, pears, mandarin and green grapes. A hint of papaya and even some pineapple, upholstered with some ginger, lightly toasted oak and floral honey. Very quaffable, very summery, very approachable.

    The finish might be somewhat short, but a bittersweet note makes is quite pleasant.

    A card players’ whisky if ever there was one. Underestimate by many, in my opinion. Quite the bargain at only 30 EUR.

  4. Dris scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  5. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 62 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      62 62
    • Taste
      62 62
    • Finish
      61 61

  6. Wolv scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      73 73

  7. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Sweet, citrusy, and floral. The nose becomes almost citrus laundry detergent at times, but in a good way. The taste is sweet at first, but becomes spicier and more bitter and herbal toward the finish. The palate rushes into the finish quickly. Not amazing, but not bad either.
    • Nose
      Nag champa and mixed raw dried grains, nutmeg and clove, cinnamon coated baked apples, mixed fresh fruits, malt and citrus peels, vanilla wafers and light oak, and lemon cordial with a floral note riding on the final alcohol burn.
    • Taste
      Fresh fruits (apples, pears, and tangerines) and gentle dried fruits (dates, papaya, pineapple), malt and a touch of molasses, fresh ginger and floral honey, sweet osmanthus, and oak tannins
    • Finish
      Baking spices, Cafe macchiato, light oak and barrel char with a lingering bitter-sweet floral maltiness.

  8. robbert88 scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    To be repeated.
    A nice whisky that cardhu!

  9. diefightdie scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    A very fruity whisky with a tasty sweet touch.

    I'm a fan of fruity & sweet whiskys, so this is definitely a keeper!

  10. Bewcastle scored this whisky 66 points Expert Junior

    A light and fresh whisky. Appetizer.
    • Nose
      65 65
      Fresh, green, light
    • Taste
      68 68
      Fruity, light sweet, vanilla, blackcurrant
    • Finish
      66 66
      a hind of blackcurrant, light dry, short finish


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