Cardhu 14 Year Old Scotch Whisky Special Release 2019
This small batch of Cardhu has been double matured for two full years in Amontillado Sherry-seasoned hogsheads, slowly allowing their richness and intensity to wrap the elegance of Cardhu in a cloak of exquisite beauty.
This nose on the whisky is dry, gentle, soft with an initial richly fruity aroma. Hints of cherrys in syrup, trace of bananas, orchard pears, and peaches. As the nose opens it becomes from floral and fragrant. A splash of water closes it down but brings out more sugary fruitiness. The palate has natural strength and a creamy texture with immediate fruit tastes. There are hints of perfume in the mid-palate followed by spicy and hot notes toward the finish. With water, the finish is stilly spicy but smoother with a pleasant dryness lingering.
Cardhu is the Queen of Speyside malts, with a generous spirit perfectly matched to that of found, Helen Cumming, and to that of the hard-working beeds that pollinate the heather on nearby hills through the long days of summer.
The Finer Details
Style - Whisky
Country - Scotland
Region - Speyside
Bottle Size - 700ml
ABV - 55%