Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Cadenhead's (CA)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
45 years old
Sherry Hogshead
43.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 jun 2019 3:18 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength
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Average value

€ 415.68

Whisky reviews for William Cadenhead 1973 CA

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.60 points.

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  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    In the tasting it was already told that barrels were brought back over 40% by blinding. There were definitely some barrels over there, which you can also notice as a whole composition, in the tasting itself I found it a little weaker, but if you give it some time and warmth, then it is easier to fathom and especially the nose then becomes more pleasant and beautiful. After the tasting at home, the rating is now corrected somewhat upwards.
    • Nose
      You can already tell in old age, a lot of furniture polish, woody, a bit like in a shoe factory, waxy, almonds, not really easy to grasp, a little chocolate, a little mint, spicy, it was personally too long in the barrel for me, warmed up it a little better, more chocolaty, also a little orange, slightly acidic, leathery, more pleasant, time and warmth really helps, I didn't really have both when I first tasted it, now it's really really creamy with lots of chocolate
    • Taste
      full-bodied, raisins, wood, even a bit tart here, the orange on the nose becomes grapefruit, light chocolate, bittersweet, very tart, a tiny bit of sweetness that comes with the grapefruit, rather mouth-watering, yet intense enough , Age comes out clearly here, too, but also a little bit over here
    • Finish
      unfortunately, quite quickly away, it becomes gentler, now it's oranges again, sweeter, almost tangerines from a can, the oak can only be guessed at the palate

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