Cardhu is one of Diageo's best-selling single malts and is also a major component of the Johnnie Walker family of blends.
The distillery is found close to the River Spey in the shadow of Mannoch Hill. First licensed by John Cumming in 1824, it was passed on to his son, Lewis, and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth, following his death in 1846. Elizabeth took over in 1872 after her husbands death.
Elizabeth rebuilt Cardhu in 1884 and, in 1893, John Walker and Sons bought it for £20,500.