Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Cardhu Single Malt Whisky 12 year old 40%

Founded Legally in 1824 by John Cummings
Location Speyside region, Aberlour District
Water source Springs on Mannoch Hill
Presentation Box

Cardhu Scotch Whisky Tasting Note.

Spirity nose with sweet apple blossom and heathery aromas, well-balanced palate with good viscosity. Warming with a dryish finish.

Strength: 40% ABV
Appearance: Golden honey.

Nose: At full strength, heady, nose prickle, pear drops and tightly integrated heather, resin and sweet honey-nut notes. Enticing. Intriguing.

With a little water, still harmonious but less pronounced, allowing some malt-cereal, soft, spicy wood, moorland and faint traces of wood-smoke to appear.

Body: Soft, pleasing, medium.

Palate: Palate Well balanced, smooth mouth-feel; short punch, sweet and fresh, then a pronounced drying effect. Enjoyable at any time, with little or no water.

Finish: Quite short. Some lingering sweet smoke in the attractive, drying aftertaste.

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