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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

€ 34,90

13 × in wishlist

13 × member ratings

77 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for William Cadenhead 12-year-old CA

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.45 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. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    delicious sherry fun, has a lot to offer for the very small price
    • Nose
      85 85
      Hard wax over slightly rich berries, slightly fuller in wine barrel, becomes much rounder with a few minutes in the glass, European oak with tannins and hints of fumed smoke, matchheads and sulfurized raisins, with a lot of vanilla, fresh herbs, tree sap
    • Taste
      86 86
      Honey sweet, rich berry flavors - blackberries, blueberries - sweet and delicious - fadet in a chocolate fruit ensemble - beautiful creamy, fluffy soft without being weak - beautiful tannins give it a lot of volume - has probably. n bissl a lot of wet keg, but in the price range, I think the sensational - the achieves what the color promises
    • Finish
      84 84
      Here he weakens n bissl - the volume halves directly after swallowing - he remains at the level of fruity peppery quite a long time on the tongue

  3. BehindSpace scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. svenske2015 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Ok, this one needs air and some time. A light and slightly grainy body. Heavy sherry impact - a little bitter in the end. Short to medium finish. Very nice pricing (35 EUR) and transparent blending sceme. A good every day whisky for the heavy sherry fan!

    More about the blending technique: https://www.cadenhead.scot/2018/12/wm-cadenhead-12yo-blend-blending-process/


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