Overall rating
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
Solera Casks
Batch 8
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 Apr 2019 9:19 am by birkzehn

Average value

€ 35,00

22 × in wishlist

73 × member ratings

232 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for William Cadenhead 12-year-old CA

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.85 points

  1. edhunter15 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Sometimes it just has to be a dark sherry board. And since I'm not the only whiskey connoisseur who sees it that way, it's not exactly easy to get a low-cost yet round "Dark Sherry Whiskey". For its 35 €, this blend with its harmonious interplay of dark chocolate, the nutty pastry notes, the sweet fruitiness and the spicy oak naturally has an unbeatable price-performance ratio. Of course he can not keep up with the complexity of a 93er Glendronachs, but I'm just wondering why I just bought a bottle and then shared it: D.
    • Nose
      As the color of the whiskey already suggests or hopes to show, from the beginning very aromatic dark sherry flavors. Dark chocolate, sweet prunes and strong black tea with a lot of sugar candy set the tone. The chocolate notes and the fruitiness are strongly interwoven, so that for me quickly the association of a chocolate nut cake with baked plums and blueberries results. In the background, I also perceive soft leather aromas and a pleasant oak flavor.
    • Taste
      Lots of dark chocolate, nut biscuits and strong oak flavors now spread in my mouth. Together with the fruitiness I have to think of cognac chocolates. But also the sweet black tea shows in the taste.
    • Finish
      First, the finish is still characterized by the cognac chocolates. However, the sweetness breaks down relatively quickly leaving dry raisins, some pumpernickel and a slight oak bitterness.

  2. Bam scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Begins with a Maggi / Liebstöckl note, which then turns a syrupy incredibly sweet dark fruit note. Sweet cherry jam, candied figs, flambé plums. Spicy notes of the oak, cloves and some frankincense. Walnuts, brown sugar candy, dark chocolate. Heavy, old leather, and decayed, slightly scorched wood.
    • Taste
      Sweet and sticky, again the dark, red fruits from the nose, the oak brings a bittersweet notes and wintry spices with, white pepper, cinnamon and cloves. Grapefruit.
    • Finish
      Medium long, bittersweet and peppery and still the dark fruits.

  3. fradin11 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. MadScientist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fermented dark fruits, black cherry, plum, sweete liquorice,
    • Taste
      Whole grain toast, sweet, dark honey, plum, cherry, young leather, thyme, rosemary

  6. 2Dram scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

  7. pippo g scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    so much color for so little money?

    This implies an expectation that he is in no way fair.

    Has little character, better said none at all, the sherry influence that the color suggests, is as good as not available to me.

    You can drink, but not more. You have missed nothing if you did not try it.

  8. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. AngeloMerten scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful sherry bottling for the small purse.
    As a daily dram quite useful and delicious, yet it fades quickly and he lacks the depth. For 35 € absolute buy recommendation.

  10. Mr.Wong scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Wonderful sherry whisky with lots of dark fruits and chocolate. However, a higher ABV would have made this dram perfect.
    • Nose
      Raisins, oak, dried plum
    • Taste
      Sweet raisins, dark chocolate, coffee, orange zest, honey
    • Finish
      Coffee, chocolate and pepper at the end


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