Cardhu Distillery, Knockando, Speyside, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Cardhu whisky distillery in the Speyside region of Scotland.

Summary information as follows:

  • Commenced as an illegal distillery in 1811 with first legal licence granted to John Cumming in 1824.
  • In the early years two women were prominent in management of the distillery: Helen Cumming and then Elizabeth Cumming between 1846 and 1884.
  • Purchased by John Walker & Sons in 1893 and now part of global drinks giant Diageo plc.
  • Capacity of 3.4m litres p.a. from three pairs of stills.
  • Flagship is a 12 year-old single malt with Cardhu Amber Rock launched in 2014.
  • Cardhu malt forms a major constituent of Johnnie Walker blends. Additionally, the single malt is one of top ten selling single malts in the world with strong following in Spain and France.
  • Distillery has a visitor centre and provides guided tours. Location is near Archiestown, about fifty miles east of Inverness.

Tasting single malts at Cardhu Distillery, Speyside, Scotland

Cardhu single malts, Speyside, Scotland

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