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Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s


Highest Price: 2022 £82.50

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Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 0424-257

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£30.00

End Date: 29 May 2024
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 1023-491

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£35.00

End Date: 03 Jan 2024
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 1023-600

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£35.00

End Date: 03 Jan 2024
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 0323-168

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£40.00

End Date: 26 Apr 2023
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 0922-373

Winning Bid
£62.50

End Date: 30 Nov 2022
Cardhu 5 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 5 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 815

Winning Bid
£82.50

End Date: 01 Jun 2022
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 249

Winning Bid
£37.50

End Date: 28 Apr 2021
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 492

Winning Bid
£25.00

End Date: 28 Apr 2021
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 867

Winning Bid
£32.50

End Date: 07 Oct 2020
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 726

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£40.00

End Date: 22 Jul 2020
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 344

Winning Bid
£27.50

End Date: 02 Oct 2019
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 388

Winning Bid
£22.50

End Date: 05 Oct 2016
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 637

Winning Bid
£25.00

End Date: 01 Jun 2016
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 509

Winning Bid
£52.50

End Date: 02 Mar 2016
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 262

Winning Bid
£30.00

End Date: 02 Dec 2015
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 569

Winning Bid
£37.50

End Date: 03 Jun 2015
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 771

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£40.00

End Date: 17 May 2015
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 893

Winning Bid
£45.00

End Date: 17 May 2015
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 791

Winning Bid
£32.50

End Date: 03 Dec 2014
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 964

Winning Bid
£42.50

End Date: 05 Nov 2014
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 139

Winning Bid
£52.50

End Date: 05 Feb 2014
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 140

Winning Bid
£42.50

End Date: 05 Feb 2014
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 196

Winning Bid
£50.00

End Date: 05 Feb 2014
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 524

Winning Bid
£22.50

End Date: 03 Jul 2013
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s
LOT ID: 214

Winning Bid
£26.00

End Date: 15 Aug 2012

Cardhu 12 Year Old - 1980s

Cardhu 12 Year Old. Bottled 1980s. 75cl. 40%.

Distillery:  Cardhu

Distillery Status:  Working

Bottler: Distillery Bottling

Region: Speyside

Bottling Year: 1980s

Age: 12

Category: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Bottle Size: 75cl / 750ml

ABV: 40%

Founded in 1824, the Cardhu distillery in Speyside was purchased by John Walker & Sons in 1893 and has been associated with the Johnnie Walker brand ever since. John Walker & Sons was assimilated into Diageo forerunner DCL in 1925, and Cardhu’s importance led to the distillery being rebuilt and expanded to six stills in 1960. The distillery’s name was anglicised to Cardow in 1908 but reverted to Cardhu for official bottlings in the 1960s. 

As well as being a keystone whisky for Johnnie Walker, Cardhu has long been officially bottled as a single malt whisky in its own right, with the tall bottle 12-year-old official Cardhus from the 1960s and 1970s highly sought after. Long-aged official Cardhus appeared in the 1990s and early 2000s as Rare Malts Editions and early Diageo Special Releases. Independent Cardhu is rare but Cadenhead’s, Signatory and the SMWS have all released excellent old vintages.

Distillery bottlings are, as the name suggests, bottled by or for the distillery from which the whisky has originated and are thus often referred to as Official Bottlings or OBs. Distillery bottlings are generally more desirable for collectors and usually fetch higher prices at auction than independent bottlings. They are officially-endorsed versions of the whisky from a particular distillery and are therefore considered the truest expression of the distillery’s character.

This ideal of the distillery character is regarded so seriously by the distilleries and brand owners that casks of whisky that are considered to vary too far from the archetype are frequently sold on to whisky brokers and independent bottlers. When this happens, it is often with the proviso that the distillery’s name is not allowed to be used when the cask is bottled for fear of diminishing or damaging the distillery’s character and status.