Cardhu Amber Rock - Scotch Whisky

Cardhu, Amber Rock, Speyside (Scotland), Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Double Matured

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Tasting notes for the Cardhu "Amber Rock" Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Double Matured 1824

  • EYE: The Cardhu "Amber Rock" immediately charms with its deep amber hue, reminiscent of the sunset over the Scottish Highlands. Its golden brilliance suggests mastery in double maturation, promising a rich sensory experience.
  • NOSE: This single malt unveils a captivating aromatic palette. Aromas of golden honey and ripe fruits are wrapped in light notes of vanilla. A subtle woody influence, a result of expert double maturation, adds complexity that invites a deeper dive into the olfactory experience.
  • MOUTH: The first sip reveals the magic of Cardhu "Amber Rock". Gourmet flavors of buttery caramel intertwine with notes of baked apples and juicy pears. The velvety texture, characteristic of this single malt, caresses the palate, leaving a soft and balanced impression.


In short: Cardhu's "Amber Rock" embodies the excellence of maturity with unparalleled elegance. Its deep color, enchanting nose, and refined palate testify to the exceptional craftsmanship of Scottish master distillers. A sensory experience that captivates enthusiasts of delicate whiskies. Enjoy it with dill-smoked salmon, honey-roasted duck, fresh goat cheese, apple tart, or even a simple dark chocolate praline.

Other cuvées from this distillery: Cardhu "Amber Rock", Cardhu 14 YO, Cardhu 18 YO, Cardhu "Special Cask Reserve", Cardhu "Special Release"...

Product Details

Data sheet

70 cl
% vol.
40 %
Individual case
Speyside, Scotland
Single Malt
Producer: Cardhu

A scotch whisky against all odds


Around 1810, John Cumming decided to transform the Cardow family farm (located in Speyside, Scotland) into a whisky distillery. He used the barley produced by the farm, and produced his own peat. The proximity of the river Spey, as well as the surrounding hills, were all advantages for the distillery which started out as a clandestine distillery. Controls by the Excise Men, responsible for regulating the production of alcohol, were frequent and John was convicted at least 3 times for illegal distillation, with the dismantling of the equipment.

Helen Cumming used an effective ploy to save her husband from getting caught by the authorities while he was distillating his spirits. She used to receive the controllers in a very friendly way, invite them to lunch and plant a red flag in front of the barn. This flag was visible from the hills, signaling John and his accomplices to stay hidden.

In 1824 Cumming finally decided to acquire a license for the production of his whisky, which singularly simplifies the sales channels. From 1876, his daughter-in-law Elisabeth took over the destiny of the distillery and helped to establish its notoriety. She had a new distillery built next to the farm, and sold the stills to a certain William Grant who was about to found Glenfiddich.

Like most of the other distilleries, Cardhu was closed during the Second World War. Renovated in 1960, the number of its stills increased from 4 to 6. Until 1981, it was called "Cardow Distillery". Today, Cardhu is one of the best-selling single malt whiskies in the world. About a third of the entire production is sold as single malt, the rest is intended for blending. Cardhu forms the basis of the Johnnie Walker Red Label, Blue Label, Black Label and Green Label blends.

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