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Overall rating
88.42/100
votes
65
Category
Blend
Distilleries
Bottler
Cadenhead (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

€ 321.50

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Whisky Reviews for Creations 1973 CA

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.42 points

  1. 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

  2. ColdAesthetics 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

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.

  4. Mark-E scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. MikerG2k scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. hans1971 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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