Cardhu (黒い岩)

Knockando, Aberlour, Banffshire AB38 7RY
Cardhu Distillery General Information
Current Owners UDV
Location Speyside
Water source Springs on the Mannoch Hill or the Lyne Burn.
Stills 3 x wash stills and 3 x spirit stills
Capacity per year 2,300,000 Litres
Status Active/Producing

Cardhu Distillery History
1824 Established by John Cumming (the whisky smuggler actually started illicit distilling here in 1811)
1846 Lewis Cumming takes over
1872 Elizabeth Cumming takes over
1884 Reconstructed on new site
1887 Distillery expanded
1893 John Walker & Sons Ltd took control and changed the name from Cardow to Cardhu
1908 Distillery name changed back to Cardow
1925 John Walker joins (SMD)
1930 Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (SMD) take full control
1960-61 Re equipped. Stills increased from 4-6
1981 Distillery name changed back to Cardhu
1988 Opened visitors reception centre
2002 Cardhu changed the product from Single to Vatted malt and caused major controversy throughout the industry which lead to the re-classification of Vatted malt to Blended Malt in 2006
2005 Cardhu re launch the 12yo Single Malt