Cardhu 1982

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2005
Stated Age
22 years old
Number of bottles
57.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 aug 2008 3:43 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 686.56

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Whisky reviews for Cardhu 1982

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.44 points.

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Molt is powerful and rich, but very simple and uncomplicated in fact, for a 22-year special reconstruction of Diageo, frankly speaking - weakly.
    • Nose
      Open, raw, grain, moonshine notes, wood sawdust, light carpentry, barnyard.
    • Taste
        Powerful, oily, sweet-oak, herbaceous, herbs both fresh and dry; nuts, cream tones - fondant, toffee;
    • Finish
      Dense, warming, oily, the continuation of taste - sweetness, oak, grass, grain, young bark

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  3. sphinx scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. -sAxo- scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Th3WhiskyColl3ctor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N- Bold scents of malt barn, ripe banana, fig and dried fruits enveloped by thick coat of wax. Oilier nutty notes emerged with sourish musky wood, which develops to incense stick with dust of pounded mixed spices and tart berries.

    P- Rum alike with demarara sweet notes throughout, lush of dried sour fruits, dense muskiness from the moist wood, forest after-rain. Light-medium and missing some substance on the texture.F- Long, surprisingly smooth at this strength. Abundance of aged dark rum notes on the return. Not aggressively spicy, but with nice and soothing hot pepper that lasts. — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
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      91 91

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. JimmyLeg did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Serge's Notes:
    Cardhu 22 yo 1982/2005
    (57.8%, OB, 3000 bottles) Colour: gold. Nose: wow, very
    unusual! It starts on some very bold notes of burning candles and oxidized
    apple juice, paraffin, passion fruits and kirsch. Whiffs of burnt caramel,
    burnt bread, coal, chimney… Also some raspberry liquor and calvados. Really
    different! It gets then a little sourish, with hints of Madeira and sweet light
    fruit vinegar, mead, tequila… It’s a whole bar! Goes on with some notes of old
    books, getting slightly dusty and with whiffs of cinnamon on a plum pie.
    Complex and very, very interesting. Ah, and now there’s some bold praline.
    Beautiful. Mouth: ha, this is really unusual, as it starts on some very heavy
    notes of kirsch again, plum eau de vie (quetsche, kind of dark-red plum),
    calvados and grappa. Funny! Lots of fruits, Muscat, white currant… It grows
    stronger and stronger. Notes of rosewater, Gewurztraminer, rice spirit (mei
    kwei lu), with lots of chocolate and mocha. It then gets quite tannic and
    rummy… Decidedly a whole bar. The finish is long, rather hot and quite spirity.
    In short, this one is quite a beast and all these ‘eau de vie’ notes might not
    please everyone, but I really like it a lot, for it is unlike any other malt
    I’ve tasted. 90 points.

  10. franpincoffee scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior Speysider was distilled in 1982 and bottled in 2005, and has a crisp and complex nose with notes of apple pie, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The taste is spicy with cinnamon, apple pie, nutmeg, and allspice along with light citrusy touches. The finish is long, spicy, and well-balanced.


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