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Cardhu 12 Year Old Single Malt

Fruit Salad

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

6th Mar 2020


Cardhu 12 Year Old Single Malt
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Whisky lovers like you and me sometimes forget about what I would call ‘the basics’. We are so spoiled with the liquid nectar that we no longer stand still to try the stuff we all started with – well, at least I am guilty of this. Returning to the basics is actually a good idea, so let me set an example. Today I will try the Cardhu 12, the heart of many a Johnnie Walker blend and very popular in southern Europe.

Very sweet and mildly floral nose on citrus fruit, banana, apples and sweet malt. Some vanilla wafers and sultanas, a fruit salad with a mildly oaky touch. Very innocent but inviting at the same time.

On the palate, this is a liquid fruit salad with apples, pears, mandarin and green grapes. A hint of papaya and even some pineapple, upholstered with some ginger, lightly toasted oak and floral honey. Very quaffable, very summery, very approachable.

The finish might be somewhat short, but a bittersweet note makes is quite pleasant.

A card players’ whisky if ever there was one. Underestimate by many, in my opinion. Quite the bargain at only 30 EUR.

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