Cardhu Special Cask Reserve The Cardhu Special Cask Reserve is a richer and sweeter whisky than the very popular 12yo. Specially selected from the hundreds of casks maturing in the warehouses of the distillery, Cardhu pecial Cask Reserve is the ultimate expression of this most famous of Single Malt Whisky. Cardhu Special Cask Reserve This Distillery was built on a site in Speyside where illicit distilling had been in progress since about 1813. The Distillery got founded in 1824, its lovation in the town of Knockando, which, incidentally, has a distillery by the same name (see anCnock whisky). The famous Tamdhu distillery also lies very close. All three operations rest in the region informally dilineated as the 'lower Spey'. Whereas the upper, and more mountainous regions which the River Spey twists through are but sparsely dotted with stills, the lower region is home to more Malt Whisky labels than any where else in Scotland. Famous as the malty middle used in most of the Johnnie Walker Blends, Cardhu is considered an excellent introduction for beginners to single malt whisky. Tasting note: Bright gold colour. Aromas of pristine malt that's like fresh baked oat biscuit. Delicately peated. Some baked citrus emerges. Concentrated, semi sweet flavours include honey laced cereals (in particular, oats) and again the peat lingering underneath adding depth. Exceptionally silky, soft mouth feel. A delicious drying crispness enters at mid palate while the gently warming spices persist well into the aftertaste before concluding fresh and clean. Remains more of a crowd pleaser than an individualist, but this is a significant improvement on a previous bottling with much more vibrancy and lift. Classic. 40% Alc./Vol.
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