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Cardhu 18-year-old

Overall rating
83.22/100
votes
65
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label 2015
Bottle code
L5070X00002440867
Barcode
5000267116686
Added on
22 Aug 2015 8:20 am by Big_Alex
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 75,03

4 × in wishlist

65 × member ratings

148 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cardhu 18-year-old

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.22 points

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A very delicious, good long matured whisky for a fair price.
    • Nose
      subtle sweetness, red grapes, raspberries, blackberries, some wood;
    • Taste
      soft, gentle, easy onset, fruity, ripe grapes, sherry note, old oak, whole milk chocolate;
    • Finish
      medium and fruity; in the end dark chocolate;

  2. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    bääääääääääääh, he does not work
    a bitter disappointment
    the worst of all Cardhus I have ever had in the glass
    • Nose
      hmmmm, herb, nutty gets more, dark caramel, slightly cheese with banana (iiiiiih)
      later a funny hairy touch
    • Taste
      soft on the palate
      dark chocolate, spicy, bright fruit
      later: slightly oak
    • Finish
      medium long
      slightly oak, old cardboard, spicy

  3. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Super whisky, the game between nut and sweetness I think is absolutely great. Makes him totally tasty.
    • Nose
      In the first impression he immediately smells of fruit. After ripe pear (sweet fruit). It has some of raw dough (cookie dough), spices, or moment, are these nuts?
    • Taste
      Sweet. Yes, they are nuts. The nut is very clear here. Vanilla, malt, all in all very round and balanced. I also like a slight touch of oak
    • Finish
      Long, dry, oak is getting stronger. Tart chocolate and spices

  4. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Thin and watery at 40%, in cask strength this wanna be punchy highlight the wide range of flavors!
    • Nose
      Floral. Pear, pineapple, kiwi and citruses. Malt, black tea, grape seed, hay and nut.
    • Taste
      Caramelized pear, unripe banana, grape, apple compote, honey, white pepper and bergamot oil.
    • Finish
      Medium elngth, dry, spicy.

  5. ruedi scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Smell 81
    Taste 83
    Finish 81
    Anyway, very good for the price

  6. BehindSpace scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      74 74

  7. Lorion scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I like it very much. Goes again and again. At first he really got me excited, meanwhile he slipped a bit. But still: 83 are neat for such a standard!
    • Nose
      Fruity, distinct pear, plums, some pineapple. Chocolate sweetness, herbal seasoning.
    • Taste
      Pear, sweetness and tobacco, which becomes dominant. Oak, herbs.
    • Finish
      Pretty long for the 40%. Pleasant oak.

  8. recursiewhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Now this is quite underwhelming. Everything is so subtle and watery. There is not much depth of flavour and also not much development in the glass. The nose is the best part of the whisky. The palate is plain, weak and very watery. This conforms for me why I shouldn’t get a bottle for my collection. The chilfiltration and the 40% abv. doesn’t do this whisky any good. Maybe if it was presented in a more natural way it would be better (e.g. unchillfiltered and with at least 46%)
    All in all an uninteresting and weak whisky.
    • Nose
      A subtle, sweet and fruity whisky with aromas of berries, red fruits, apple, pear, vanilla, honey, coumarin, white chocolate, malt (Ovaltine), grains, toffee, strong tea with milk, floral tones, hay, grape seeds, white wine, a perfume tone (like 4711 Eau de Cologne), hint of orange, subtle spices and oak.
    • Taste
      A subtle, fresh and sweet whisky with aromas of white pepper, honey, vanilla, hint of coffee, tea, apple, pear, berries, hint of banana, floral tones, hint of toffee, cinnamon, subtle clove, dry tannins, grape seeds, subtle caramel and a hint of oak.
    • Finish
      A short, spicy and drying finish with aromas of white pepper, honey, fresh fruit, toffee, malt, tannins, subtle hazelnut and a hint of oak.

  9. Famous scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    I find myself at the Cardhu distillery having only had one Cardhu before WB. Let’s make up for that and try six [starting with the NAS WB]
    N: Moving on from the 15yo WB, this is a thicker nose, rich too with loads more wood and some varnish. Minimal sherry.
    T: Dry-ish as a bone sour wood - too much for some, maybe me also.
    F: Woody and really sour
    C: The sherry is understated as it seems to be in the entire Cardhu range. Surprisingly I found the NAS trio slightly more agreeable but its the 12yo WB that fairs best - although frankly theres little between all of them. All are ‘on par’.

    Scores a C

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