I do enjoy some salinity in my whisky and in that regard, Glencadam 10 year old gets a tick in my book. In others, it is perhaps a little too generic and doesn’t really highlight the distillery characteristics quite as much as you’d hope for. Overall though a solid entry-level whisky at around £35.
Light and fresh. Toffee and buttered popcorn mix it up with some yeasty malts, citrus (lemon curd?) and vanilla. There’s something rather steely here – almost akin to copper that hints at the relative youth of the whisky.
A sweet and sharp arrival with a pleasant mouthfeel. Alongside our buttery malts and toffee notes, there’s some earthy hay here and more oak spicing than was perceivable on the nose – salty and brininess run right through the heart of this whisky.
I have never seen a lighter whisky, almost like an old Willi. He smells surprisingly mild, slightly fruity, apple compote for his age. The 46% you notice, strong start, yet very pleasant in the taste. I can easily taste vanilla, some cloves, all in all very fruity, slightly spicy. Really good for his age and the price!
Colour: Gold. Nose: Light, fresh, grassy, slightly earthy and on apples. Taste: Spicy to very spicy, a bit rough, light in flavours, fresh, on straw, with some bitterness. Diluted, it becomes quite smoky. The finish is medium to long, dry, a bit rough, bitter and on dry grass. General Impression: A "wild west" whisky in mutation. There are some interesting flavours, but unbalanced.