Cardhu Distillery (also known as Cardow) was founded in 1824 by John Cumming.
John Walker & Sons bought the distillery in 1893 for £20 500 and Cardhu malt has been a key component to Johnnie Walker blends ever since. The 12 years old expression has been around for about 50 years, as early as 1965 it was available as Cardow. It is very friendly, unsophisticated whisky, light and smooth, perfect introduction to the world of single malts, bottled in a distinctive dumpy square bottle.
Nose: light and fragrant, vanilla, honey, heather, walnuts and just a whiff of smoke.
Palate: light and smooth, creamy maltiness, sweet cereals, vanilla, honey, orchard fruits and a touch of peat.
Finish: medium long, malty, sweet vanilla and delicate oaky dryness.