Review: Cardhu 12 year oldJuly 27th, 2010
Cardhu, 12 year old, 40%, $43
This soft, bright, easy-going whisky is back in the U.S. market after being absent for several years. Very fragrant, with vibrant fruit (nectarine, plum, guava, pineapple, clementine), honeyed vanilla, and subtle macadamia. Fairly light (a pre-dinner or leisurely afternoon malt, perhaps?) but evenly balanced. A gentle introduction to single malts for the blended scotch drinker.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 83