- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 12 Aug 2009 10:28 am
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Whisky Reviews for Glencadam 10-year-old
26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.22 points
- 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.
Medium in length and again highlighting salinity.
- 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
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.
Impression: A "wild west" whisky in mutation. There are some interesting
flavours, but unbalanced.
A very dominant sweetness, like peach candy. Then lime. Furthermore some orange, vanilla sugar and caramel.
Again that sweet peach candy, but also more bitterness (almond-like) and caramel. Orange, lime, vanilla sugar, malt and a little smoke.
Caramel, peach, almond, orange, lime and smoke.
- Surprisingly good 10yo Whisky. Score is for the first batch released of this Whisky (date of bottling: 24th of November 2008)
- Surprisingly good whisky. Crisp and clear