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Cardhu 12-year-old

Overall rating
76.36/100
votes
211
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Malt
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Added on
10 Oct 2008 5:36 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 37.46

3 × in wishlist

211 × member ratings

721 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cardhu 12-year-old

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 76.36 points

  1. Gareth74 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Cardhu? Cardon’t

    Let’s make it quick. It’s probably fine for blending. Johnnie Walker seem to have found a use for it. But on its own it’s an uninspiring thing. Typical Speyside character but not a good version.

    Pleasant apples, pastry, candy apples, bourbon oak on the nose. Whiff of almonds. Little white pepper. Lemon oil and licorice root.

    In the mouth, tastes like it smells, lemon oils, oak, a little honey, dryness, oak again, a little bitterness I’m bored.

    There’s better elsewhere for the same money. Let it stay with the blenders or leave it all for the Spanish, it’s one of the most popular scotch whiskies over there. Must be the weather that makes it more palatable.

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    A soft, mild, uncomplicated and average Speyside single malt with a good price-performance ratio!
    • Nose
      pleasant, restrained sweetness (honey), light, sherry, malt;
    • Taste
      very soft onset, sweetness, sherry, juicy pear, subtle oak note, tasty, not very complex;
    • Finish
      medium-length, dry finish;

  3. whiskyd scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      70 70

  4. Jean Ginster scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      first sweet, honey, vanilla, then a light sour note, something vegetal. Light pleasant spice.

      A very pleasant nose, with a complexity that is nice for the old age. You want to taste
    • Taste
      87 87
      light-footed start. First sweet, honey, vanilla, then very light lemon peel with a vegetal note. Now comes the oak flavor. It tingles pleasantly on the tongue. There are roasted aromas and a very subtle peat note in the background.

      Light to medium in flavor, with the emphasis on malty sweetness and vanilla.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium. It remains the sparkling oak with honey sweetness. From the throat then come sweet roasted aromas.

      This is a flatterer, then the advanced whisky connaisseur offers something. Very dangerous, you get the desire for a second glass

  5. spxcedxg scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. Glen Krid scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      69 69

  7. Achany scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Malty, grassy, some vanilla, hints of pepper and spices. But all rather flat and not really complex. Easy to drink for cheap money
    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      72 72

  8. fileosoph scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      73 73

  9. Allandale scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A light and smooth body.
    • Nose
      Light, appetizing, hints of greengage, and the gentlest touch of smoke.
    • Taste
      Light to medium in flavour, with the emphasis on malty sweetness and vanilla.
    • Finish
      A lingering, syrupy sweetness,bus also a rounder dryness with late hints of peat.

  10. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

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