Cardhu Scotch whisky


Location : Knockando, Morayshire. Gramp Region.
Region : Highland - Gramp Region
Country : Scotland
Type : Highland Speyside. Single-Malt
Distillery :  John Walker & Sons Ltd. 
Producer : United Distillers.
Aberlour, Banffshire AB38, 7RY
Phone: 01340-810204
Fax: 01340-810491
Manager: Charlie Smith
Founded : 1824 by John Cummings. 
Rebuilt in 1872 by Elizabeth Cumming (Her son became director of Johnny Walker.)
Owner : United Distillers
Producer :  ?
Water : Mannoch Hill. Springs on the Mannoch Hill and the Lyne Burn.
Remark : Used in Johnnie Walker blend together with Talisker.
They use ex-bourbon and sherry cask.
Cardhu (Kaar-doo) have 3 wash still's and 3 spirit stills.

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From its origins in a small farmhouse on the windswept braes below Dallas Moor to its international acclaim as a great Highland Single Malt Whisky, the history of the Cardhu is a classic of its kind. Distilling whisky was, in Scotland's history, a small-scale family affair.

The name of the farm in its anglicised spelling was Cardow Farm, but to the gaelic speaking locals, it was Cardhu -The Black Rock.

It is a unique characteristic of Cardhu that, in a whisky world dominated by men, women have played a major part in the history of the brand.

It was under Elizabeth Cumming's direction that Cardhu grew from a tiny, local distillery to one of the leading Speyside Single Malts.

The quality of Cardhu's product attracted many would be buyers. Finally in 1893, Elizabeth sold the distillery to John Walker & Sons of Kilmarnock and her son was installed as manager of the distillery, and a board member of Walker's with a substantial shareholding. Although a few bottles of Cardhu single malt became available over the years it was a key ingredient of the firm's famous "Johnnie Walker" that Cardhu was enjoyed, unknowingly, by Scotch drinkers the world over.

The history of the distillery, its treasured arts and traditions, the pure, clean flavour of the natural Highland ingredients, the care of making and the long, slow maturing are all to be tasted in a glass of Golden Cardhu - Truly a great Highland Single Malt.

A request from Chris:
Dear sir/madam
I am researching my family history.  My surname is cardow and i would like to know if you can give me any information on that family surname.

Cardhu whisky bottle
Age : 12 years old.
Vol : 40%
Type : Highland Malt
Taste : A nice soft, bit sweet whisky - good for malt beginers
Remark : My mother like's it : \L\1ven my old dog did !)
Personal taste: CP GI MK FS FR Average. Remark Bemærkning...
Package/Info 07 Nice dark red box Flot mørkerød æske !
Bottle 08 08 Cool ! Cool ! - Fed flaske.
Label 07 Cool Cool
Cork/Prop ?  08 Wood and cork. Træ og kork.
Color 07
Smell 07 Sweet
Taste 07 A bit sweet with a light malt taste. Forresten, jeg smagte en ny whisky ude hos den gamle.. en Cardhu 12 års. Det er en single malt fra Speyside området... nærmere betagnet Knockando. 
Smager en anelse sprittet, vil tro den ligger i øverste halvdel af listen. 
Jeg havde godt nok ikke hørt om den før... /FS
Aftertaste 08 Not much but gentle and nice.
Price/Quality 07 06

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