12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
MADRID DUTY FREE - Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas T1

Cardhu

12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
€36.00 taxes included
H24

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Cardhu comes from one of the oldest of the Speyside distilleries, which have nestled in foothills near the River Spey for 200 years and the Cardhu range is an excellent representation of these Speyside whiskies. Known for its smooth, sweet-natured single malt whisky, the history of Cardhu’s rise to fame is to a large part told in the story of two determined women who were members of the founding family. Helen Cumming, who founded the distillery with her husband in 1811, can fairly be called the first ‘woman of whisky’, and her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth, became known as the ‘Queen of the Whisky Trade’ after cleverly exploiting the growing popularity of Scotch whisky in the late 1880s. Elizabeth’s achievements made Cardhu an irresistible acquisition for John Walker & Sons in 1893. The new owners kindly allowed Elizabeth to remain in ‘her hospitable home’ to the delight of local folk, by whom she was highly regarded. The light character of the 12 Year Old Cardhu is an excellent starting point for anyone starting on their whisky journey. Enticing and silky smooth, this is the quintessential Cardhu. Glowing with notes of golden honey and delicate, fruity character. The smooth, honeyed flavours of a 12 Year Old Cardhu shine best when served neat or over ice. Cardhu comes from one of the oldest Speyside distilleries. Founded by Helen Cumming in 1811 as an illicit distillery and licensed in 1824, Cardhu is the first distillery to be officially pioneered by a woman. Helen’s daughter-in-law, Elizabeth, became known as the ‘Queen of the Whisky Trade’ after cleverly exploiting the growing popularity of Scotch whisky in the late 1880s. Effortless, elegant, the generous spirit: Cardhu whisky flows like the conversation of excellent company. These smooth, sweet, mellow characters, drawn from the peat-softened waters of the Mannoch Hills, are the essential companion of any host Though they take their name from the Gaelic for ‘black rock’, the malts of Cardhu have a warmth and cleanliness of taste, often described as silky, making them both elegant and approachable.

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Region of Origin: Speyside
Type: Brown
Whisky Style: Full Bodied & Smoky
Alcohol by Volume: 40%
Age: 12
Tasting Notes - 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.
Tasting Notes - Palate: Well balanced, smooth mouthfeel; short punch, sweet and fresh, then a pronounced drying effect. Moorish. Enjoyable at any time, with little or no water.
Tasting Notes - Finish: Lingering sweet smoke in the attractive, drying aftertaste.
Flavour: Sweet
How to Enjoy Best: The smooth, honeyed flavours of a 12 Year Old Cardhu shine best when served neat or over ice.
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MADRID DUTY FREE
Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas - T1
Terminal 1, Floor 1, Departures (Gates C)
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