Overall rating
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
Batch 9
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Jul 2019 2:27 pm by Frumsel

Average value

€ 44.99

25 × in wishlist

47 × member ratings

196 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for William Cadenhead 12-year-old CA

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.19 points

  1. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose: It is worth to wait a bit to discover the flavors. Freshly poured, the specified 35% grain are noticeable, then develops a rich fruity note that is reminiscent of raspberries, cherries and red currants. The 46 were noticeable at the beginning, then only after very strong panning. The sherry character becomes more and more clear over time and the fruits heavier and darker. Freshly baked almond cookies joined, later finally the nuts.
    Taste: Strong onset, oak spice, slight tingling on the side of the tongue, roasted nuts, coffee, dark chocolate, I find 0% grain - the 46% are excellent, the second sip is a little more fruity, but now much darker than in the Nose, more sultana, prunes
    Finish: The oak spice comes back, but without being bitter. Dark chocolate with a low cocoa content, strong roasted espresso beans, medium to long and not expected in this price category - if not overly complex- love it

  2. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Beautiful, fruity nose, good presence in the mouth with a relatively long, dry going finish.
    For the price a very good whiskey!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I liked Batch 8 better - this one reminds me a lot of Glendronach 12 from the years 2014/2015 when it was delicious
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. bimbes184 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Soft sherry, gingerbread, cherry, fermented fruit, banana, rum, raisins, figs, toasted almonds, very pleasant soft nose, in which the alcohol is well integrated. Would guess right away here no Grainanteil. Somehow it also reminds me of gravy with red wine in it.

    Taste: can not really classify the first taste, very soft, dark chocolate, many raisins, Schnapspralinen. Really very soft mouthfeel, little start, but that fits in with him somehow. Very sweet and tasty side.

    Finish: do not get stuck so much now. The finish is actually quite short, milk chocolate, yes, but a little spices on the second sip, again the chocolates, cherry and gingerbread come back.

    Very soft and tasty blend, you can drink well with very good PLV. But I could imagine that he is too monotonous for one or the other.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Sugar pears, caramel, burned sugar, spices, thyme, molasses, subtle sweetness
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Casketje scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Overall a very nice dram, especially when you take the price into account (€35). Has some good spiciness, nice red fruit notes and a sweet start but the finish is definitely lacking. But again: for the price point you can't go wrong, I'd pick this over many "standard" 12 year olds.


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