Where: Cardhu, Knockando, Speyside

About: Cardhu Distillery nestles in a picturesque setting in the heart of Speyside. Cardhu is the only distillery started by a woman. The Excise Act of 1824 marked the transformation of John and Helen Cummings’ cottage business into a well-respected local distillery – thanks largely to Helen’s business acumen and skill as a distiller.  But it was their daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Cummings, who established the character and flavour of the malt we know today.  She increased production every year and, by 1884, larger premises were needed. With the construction of New Cardhu nearby, Elizabeth laid the foundations for a whisky of global renown.

Although the name Cardhu comes from the Gaelic for Black Rock, the malts of Cardhu have a warmth and cleanliness of taste, often described as silky, making them both elegant and approachable. Perfect for toasting, celebrating and sharing with old and new friends.

Must Try: Cardhu Distillery Only Bottle