Cardhu 12 year old
Cardhu 12 year old is a classic Speyside single malt. The whisky is a big favourite in Spain where it is enjoyed for its delicate flavour and fuity palate. It has won prestigious awards world wide among them: double gold at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2011 and silver at the International Spirit Challenge 2014.
Cardhu (Cardow when it opened) distillery was founded in 1824, just a year after the enactment of the Excise Act 1823. It was started by a man, John Cumming, who supposedly was engaged in illegal distillation for some time prior to the enactment of the act. The distillery was started as a seasonal distillery that the wife of the founder ran between grain harvests. The pot stills were sold to William Grant in 1885 and he went on to start the world famous Glenfiddich distilleyr. It was expanded in 1887 and was sold to John Walker and Sons Ltd (JWSL) in 1893. A couple of decades later, Distillery Company Limited (DCL) acquired JSWL. Over time, and after many mergers and acquisitions, DCL became present day Diageo. Up until this day the vast majority of the spirit produced at Cardhu ends up in the Johnnie Walker blends. In 2005 Cardhu was included in the Classic Malts collection. Read more about Cardhu distillery here