Clean, elegant and perfectly poised, this Cardhu was made in small batches and matured in refill casks, as well as new and ex-bourbon American oak, drawing out tones of floral sweetness and spicy intensity in a playful exchange between wood and whisky.
Cardhu is the Queen of Speyside malts, its generous spirit is as well matched to that of hard working founder, Helen Cumming, as it is to that of the busy bees that pollinate the hillside heather through the long days of summer.
Notes of orchard pear, green apple, grape and pineapple join a trace of lemon peel on the nose, with a gentle mossy base. The texture is creamy smooth, the taste is sweet then juicy, with a buttery richness.
Released as part of the 2020 Special Release from Diageo.