Glencadam 15-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Rather Dignified
Stated Age
15 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Jul 2009 3:14 pm

Average value

€ 68,59

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68 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glencadam 15-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.34 points

  1. zinaf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    One has to be a bit patient with this whisky. It needs attention and catering. It wouldn't cut it into my "go-to-malts". Also the price in Bulgaria is not very competitive compared to other 15yo good malts.
    • Nose
      Sweet; malty; some nuts; raisins.

      With water and some time: becomes rather fruity; apricot distillate.

      After some more time - light honey comes through.
    • Taste
      Good mouth feel; slightly prickly. Sweet, custard; some nuts.

      With water: It became flat at the arrival and the middle. Then turned sour and then only does it go into nice fruits.
    • Finish
      Medium; nicely drying. The water add some vanilla to the finish.

  2. Mephisto scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Better balanced than the 10-years one.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Mature fruits, apple, plum, lemon. Some brazil nut. Sweet.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Powerful and sweet, mature crop. Some fruit, maybe apple sauce.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Apple peel, hazelnut, wood and herbs/spices.

  3. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      juicy light fruits, floral, honey, grains, citrus, butter
    • Taste
      sweet grains, pears, citrus, butter, grains, honey, very light smoke, white wood
    • Finish
      medium, neutral spices, light fruits, light smoke, butter, floral, sweet grains at the back followed by light honey

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


    First time i tried this [in 2012], I was sold on its subtle charm. Lets see how I see things five years later.

    N: Isn’t it funny how sugar notes can lead to curry spices, anyone? [The Indians love their sugar, whether it be in desserts [like Gulab Jamun], curries, chutneys, fruits or roadside pure cane sugar juices]. Getting back to the Glencadam, we have ripe, fresh, dried & synthetic fruit notes and specifically fruits such as pineapples, pears, papaya, lychee and custard apples as well as hints of coconut integrated within the bourbon cask notes. A super bouquet that’s not too ‘showy’. The sweet chestnut-y/dry-fusty/yeasty oakiness holds it all in place. A lovely, well balanced fruity Speysider so far.

    T: More kick & oakiness than expected, those 15+ years in conjunction with the [ideal] abv driving that moorish barley and those fruits to a deeper/oakier territory. A little water reaffirms the balance. Moderately aged whisky like this also retains youthfulness & vibrancy. Spritely fruits [from the nose] occasionally appear on arrival with a deeper oaked Coco pop-putty development in the middle stages. Into the finish is a waxy-ish/dry oily=briny-ish mouthfeel & cidre/lager to taste with a soft [cosmetic/acetone] apricot-marzipan note to boot. There’s a consistent body/weight throughout.

    F: A short-medium finish, cruising however at a reasonable depth. Time then to enjoy those deep-oaked bourbon creamy sugars complimented by a sour citrus, that almost only ever seem to arise from slow and timely maturation. Bitter-sweet, touches of molasses, fruits and some clean-fusty, bourbon/vanilla at the final stages. The best boozy bitter-lemon I ever had!

    C: Five years on and to my relatively more experienced palate, this is still a most favourable malt with balance, form, weight & flavour - whats not to like? A must-have bottle for any enthusiast’s living library. Coincidently Ralfy’s ‘Whisky of the year 2017’.

    Scores a B

  6. barryfox915 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Gold.
    Nose: Earthy, quite heavy, on cooked apples, cider, with some
    Taste: Sweet, malty, quite spicy (ginger and chilli), then earthy and
    humic, heavily bodied, with a hint of smoke, fresh apples, fudge and chocolate.
    The finish is medium, slightly syrupy and creamy, earthy, and on
    General Impression: A very pleasant whisky, contrasting with the 10
    YO, giving the impression that a long maturation is needed to Glencadam to fully
    express itself.




  7. z-imaging scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nice drinkable whisky, not very complex, sweet but not too much, vanilla, some citrus. Overall good balance, alcohol level is just fine and keeps body thickness.

  8. Willie JJ scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice drinking
    • Nose
      Banana custard and boiled fruit sweets
    • Taste
      Peaches and cream, tinned fruit cocktail, soft sugars and some spice
    • Finish
      Gently spicy, long and pleasant

  9. Feusi scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    After the "old" edition, this is rather an other whisky, more like the new one 10yo. But i like too this toffee notes in the nose and this fruity and spicy, fullbodied feeling in the mouth. For me the finish is too short. A nice bottle for a nice price.

  10. aprager scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Better with water
    • Nose
      Cut grass, heather, some raisins. With water some beach saltiness
    • Taste
      A bit hot and fiery, chocolate and sweets. With water vanilla and apple
    • Finish


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