Overall rating
88.47/100
votes
78
Whiskybase ID
WB111138
Category
Blend
Distilleries
Bottler
Cadenhead's (CA)
Bottling serie
Light Fruity Sherry
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
44 years old
Casktype
Fresh Sherry Hogshead Finish
Number of bottles
346
Strength
43.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 apr 2018 12:36 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 292.41

18 × in wishlist

78 × member ratings

75 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Creations 1973 CA

21 users have left 22 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.47 points.

  1. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very nice blend in which Glenfarclas and Invergordon are clearly ahead in terms of perceptibility.
    • Nose
      90 90
      An initially light sticky note fades over time, leaving enough room for vanilla, caramel and fudge. Fresh cut flowers, raisins, dried plums, leather notes, walnuts. Nice sherry notes, not at all obtrusive.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Mouth-filling entry with cherries and some menthol (Kinder Em-eukal sweets), smooth and creamy, but also with a lot of old, partly damp wood. In addition to the cherries, plums and blackberries can be found, but also lighter and fresher fruits such as apricots (but in dried form.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long finish, dry and spicy, fading fruit notes.

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  3. olegborgol scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    good blend, grain notes are felt in the aroma and, especially in taste, but not repulsive. wine and herbal in the nose, sweet-spicy-creamy in taste and medium finish, too, with hints of creaminess 22-22-22-22

  4. saothangbay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    sample from ECW/FM. Can this really go wrong? Nope. A delicious old school blend with a modern twist. arguably lacking some complexity, probably some slightly bland/understrength malt components but they work so well in context! 8/10
    • Nose
      black wine gums, coffee dessert, pork gelatin, chocolate coated raisins. fairly soft/well behaved
    • Taste
      unmistakably old school. grain forward I'd say which is great, bajan rum, lots of wine gums, fresh blood oranges, super juicy. melons too. goes on long with a little european oak, tobacco, slightly drying but you'd never say this had gone too far.

  6. Falnor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very nice blend with good components. I really loved the nose
    • Nose
      90 90
      Fresh vanilla cream, warm dripping caramel sauce, juicy citruss fruits even some mango. Pencil shavings, macadamia nuts and sultanas.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Orange skin with some banana. A bit of dryness from dust and wood. Raisins and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Dry and old wood, tabacco, leather and cocoa. Too bad for it's ending, but after such a age quite understandable. Coffee and some black tea

  7. Whisky_in_Saxony scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    very well made blend, very deep and rich

  8. Cubey666 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      vanilla, sugared candy, chocolate mousse, orange marmalade, pudding, raisins, rum raisins creamy vanilla pudding, sweet and lusty, later on more red fruit as cherries
    • Taste
      88 88
      goes very well with the nose, a bit more oaky and herbal, vanilla, oranges and honey dominate
    • Finish
      87 87
      lots of wood, oranges, green herbs, licorice root

  9. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Gets a bit too much grain in the finish, but otherwise great stuff.
    • Nose
      Crassy hearty notes, like a doorman he builds up in front of you, but the bourbon barrels come through with fat apricot and peach and light honey in front of the sherry finish, sweet tobacco, marzipan, cinnamon, nutmeg, oiled leather, camphor, saffron, flowery Notes, hint of lavender
    • Taste
      Vieeel toffee rivers and honey everywhere, Manuka honey, maple syrup, camphor, hazelnut, milk chocolate, a touch of grain, fruit kernels, apricot, peach, candied ginger, cumin, a hint of black pepper, nice oak, leather
    • Finish
      Oak, grain, cherry, apricot, leather, ginger, medium length

  10. Thermidor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I hear this one was finished in a sherry cask for one year. Normally I'm not that into sherry finishes, but in this context it was obviously the right decision, since instead of being tacked on, the sherry draws everything in the blend together and amplifies it.

    Tasted with 5 other Cadenhead blends, of which this one was the obvious winner for me, and it also scored the most points in the all tasters poll.
    • Nose
      Cadenhead is doing a Glenglassaugh impression, I see. Going only by the nose I could've easily been fooled into thinking this is a >30yo from the aforementioned distillery. Wonderfully, almost unbearably fruity. A little winelike too, but dessert cakes and fruit juices dominate. The richest nose of all the 6 Cadenhead blends in this tasting.
    • Taste
      Some sherry oak and grain whisky, but the bold, rich fruitiness overtakes everything. You can tell it's a blend by it having a tender, slightly watery body compared to what you'd expect from a malt at this ABV, but it doesn't bother me too much, because the whole just works so well.
    • Finish
      A little tannic and astringent, and a bit herbal, but still mostly on juices and jellies.

  11. Mark-E scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  12. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  13. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. MikerG2k scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  15. hans1971 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  16. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  17. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  18. Jackson05 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N: a good chunk of grain, tinny, raisins, red grape skins, herbal notes
    T: soft, rum and raisin ice cream, Demerara sugars, vanilla, fresh strawberries, nice palate.
    F: creamy, decadent, ice cream, cookie dough, sticky toffee pudding

    A little grain heavy at first, but really nice palate and finish. Not as good as last cadenhead creation 36 years rich fruity sherry(I rated 90).

  19. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    glenfarclas yes, invergordon yes, glenlivet a little less!
    high-end blend!
    • Nose
      caramel, sherry, dust, orange fruit stewed and cooked, very soaked wood, a little spice
      back vanilla
    • Taste
      everything in bulk!
      prunes, wood, sweet spices, vanilla, caramel cream, chocolate, leather
      so greedy.
    • Finish
      undifferentiated but tenacious

  20. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  21. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Nutty, orange marmalade, spicy, fruity (bananas, prunes, berries), honey, lime
    • Taste
      Liquorice, caramel, fresh, fruity (oranges, berries), coconut, vanilla
    • Finish
      Medium long, fresh, fruity, nutty, sweet

  22. Tauti did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Cadenhead's Tasting Notes:

    This is blend of Glenfarclas, Glenlivet and Invergordon. It has been married for a final year in a fresh sherry hogshead.

    Nose: Fudge, macadamia nuts, prunes, soft wood spicesPalate: Fresh whipped cream. Dark cherries, Rye like spice.Finish: Short crust pastry. A nice interplay between the sherry and vanilla notes

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