Cardhu Gold Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky70cl

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In 1811 John and Helen Cumming sited their first still at Cardow (pronounced "Cardoo") Farm on Mannoch Hill, high above the River Spey. Spring water, naturally softened by a layer of peat, bubbled from the ground, and they deemed this to be the perfect spot for their farm, and for a distillery that would stand the test of time.

The early years were far from easy, and John Cumming was convicted three times for distilling without a license—although it is presumed that he took on the convictions to keep his wife out of trouble with the law. Rather than distilling, his true focus was on farming the fields, while his savvy wife was busy running the distiller.

Their run-ins with the law led Helen to come up with a clever idea that became the iconic symbol of the Cardhu brand. Whenever she heard that the excise men were doing inspections, she would raise a red flag at the Cumming house and offer the inspectors a cup of tea or a bed for the night, so that distant Speyside distillers had time to react to the warning flag on Mannoch Hill. Thus, the legend of Helen Cumming and the distinctive and famed Cardhu logo were born.

Helen Cummings was the first woman ever to found a distillery and produce whisky.

Rich and beautifully tasting Single Malt Scotch Whisky from the Cardhu family. Fairly dry with biscuity oak and a little cinnamon, plus toffee and apple notes. Serve in a large balloon glass neat or with a little water. Gold Reserve also offers up some new, fruity flavours when served with ice. Master Blender Matthew Crow has carefully selected casks to create a mouth-wateringly sweet, rich and mellow Single Malt whisky. One of the most distinctive, luxurious Scotch Whisky bottles in the world, perfect as a gift. Cardhu comes from one of the oldest of the Speyside distilleries, which have nestled in foothills near the River Spey for 200 years. Members of the Cardhu whisky family are lively in character and surprise with every sip. Distinct honey on the nose with some clean, firm grain followed by rich malt. Exotic fruit follows with mango and kiwi. Some grassiness and light note of peat way in the background. Big entry into the mouth with immediate wave of ripe malt which brings out some spicy notes and hints of vanilla. All the while there seems to be a little rumble of peat way back in the rear. Soft, satisfying finish. Our Master Blender has carefully selected casks to create a mouth-wateringly sweet malt whisky with a quietly spicy finish. Gold Reserve is fruitier and warmer than the classic 12 year old, its initial sweetness is cut by crisp orange zest followed by a subtle mineral dryness. Cardhu Gold Reserve is a great choice as a sweeter aperitif. Beautifully presented in gold luxurious packaging, Cardhu Gold Reserve makes the perfect gift for any whisky lover.

    Typical values

    Alcohol by volume: 40%


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