Cardhu 12 Year Old Single Malt bottled 2006 (70cl, 40%)
This version contains malt whisky that was completely produced at Cardhu distillery, unlike the controversial 'Pure Malt' version which included whiskies from other distilleries.
Cardhu is the Speyside home of Johnnie Walker, and the distillery contributes much of its production to the world famous blend. So much so in fact that the distillery bottling was changed to a vatted "pure malt" for a brief period in 2002 to ease pressure on its stock, but quickly reverted back to a single malt in 2004 following widespread criticism. The incident saw the rewriting of the rulebook for single malt whisky, and the birth of the term "blended malt," adding some infamy to the Cardhu history books in the process.