Cardhu 27 years 1973 - 2000

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Cardhu 27 years 1973 - 2000
  • Cardhu 27 years 1973 - 2000
  • Cardhu 27 years 1973 - 2000

Cardhu 27 years 1973 - 2000

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

BottlerDistillery bottling
Distillery / brandCardhu
RangeRare Malts Selection
CountryScotland
RegionSpeyside
Content Size0.7 liter
Alc/vol60.02%
Age27 years
Distilled1973
Bottled10-2000
Flavour ProfilesMature and complex
EAN5000267098760
€ 899,95

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Tasting notes by Serge Valentin (WhiskyFun.com)

Cardhu 27 yo 1973/2000 (60.02%, Rare Malts)

Colour: pale gold.

Nose: bigger of course than the new ones, as well as more complex, but there’s the same distillery character (nuttiness and maltiness plus whiffs of smoke). Develops on hints of olive oil, linseed oil and smoked ham as well as a little nougat, getting more honeyed after that (acacia). And is this lipstick? Much less ‘mundane’ than other Cardhus. With water: and unusual farminess, notes of patchouli, wet newspaper, wet hay... Very good surprise.

Mouth (neat): powerful, very fruity (reminding me of the ‘SCR’ 07.04 we just had), with this enjoyable oiliness. Also notes of flower cordial (mullein), apple jelly... With water: it got maltier and, to tell you the truth, bigger than when neat. More grassy notes, a little wax, cider apples, ginger, white peaches... Good!

Finish: long, balanced but assertive even if slightly middle-of-the-roadish now. Very good whisky anyway, even if I think the more recent 22yo 1982 was more interesting (90).

86 points for this one.

Cardhu Distillery

Cardhu Distillery is located in the heart of the Speyside region, near the village of Knockando in Moray. Founded in 1824 by John and Helen Cumming, Cardhu has a rich history and is known as one of the few distilleries co-founded and run by a woman. Helen Cumming played a crucial role in the distillery's early years.

A unique feature of Cardhu is the use of pure spring water from the nearby Mannoch Hills, which contributes to the purity and quality of their whiskies. Cardhu whiskies are known for their smooth and accessible flavour profiles, with notes of honey, apple, vanilla and a subtle hint of spiciness. The distillery uses traditional copper pot stills and a slow distillation process, ensuring a rich and balanced spirit.

The whiskies are mainly matured in ex-bourbon and sherry casks, creating a deep and complex flavour. Cardhu is a key component in the famous Johnnie Walker blended whiskies, but their single malts are loved for their refinement and balance. The combination of historic traditions, high-quality production and a beautiful location makes Cardhu a respected name in the world of Scotch whisky.

Cardhu 27 years 1973 - 2000

Cardhu 27 years 1973 - 2000

€ 899,95

(0% vat)

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