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Whisky Reviews for Blended Scotch Whisky 1998 CA
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.48 points
- Not bad, not great. Good sipping whisky!
Quite a citrus nose. There is a hint of glue in the background. Some straw and a touch of vanilla. Little bit of sawdust.
Sweet and sour. Overall mellow. There are hints of cream and caramel. Some fruitiness and a touch of wood.
Overall the caramel is on top of it all
Medium length. A lot of caramel a hint of butterscotch and some vanilla ice cream. Fades away with some citrus notes.
- Nice value for money. Complex (interesting) and accessible at the same time (for an amateur little or not initiated)
- After our bottleshare, I got approximately a third left in the bottle. I put it away as it did not impress me at all (see my other note) . Just over a month later, I came across the bottle again, pored a dram and I can only say that oxidation must have done something for the good.
Overall score improved by a full point. But I guess that will be about the max.
- This Cadenhead blend is an easy sipper. It has a fair amount of sweetness and fruitiness, but overall it’s not very complex just tasty.
- Cadenhead's Warehouse on the Road-Tasting in Cologne, January 24th, 2020.
He is now 21 years old. A bit "thin", unfortunately you don't notice the 21 years.
Doesn't cost much at first, you have to work out the flavors: raisins, grape-nut-chocolate, malt, wild berries, moss.
Light on the tongue. Toffee, nut, almonds, milk chocolate, coffee beans, sweet forest berries, blackberries.
Medium length, berry. Finally, a good portion of menthol.
- This whisky confuses me. It is something, but what that something exactly is...it’s hard to give words to it.
Closed and dull. Dark fruits, quite a lot nuttiness, and vanilla. Don’t add water, it will drown almost instantly. Fragile body. I left it untouched for 1-1,5h and after that it seemed to release a little more detail, but it never really got to convince me. After 1,5h it gives old vanilla, overripe tropical fruits, nuttiness and a dried up kind of glue on the nose. There is a weird and hard to describe layer on top of it all.
Waxy and rather smooth. Sweet and a tad alcoholic. Breadcrumbs, glue, cashew nuts, vanilla and dried fruits like tutti frutti. But also in this part, there is a strange, hard to place layer dominating quite badly.
Finish is short to medium. Definitely a grainy finish with loads of vanilla, honey and fudge. Also some red fruits.
I’ve had quite a hard time getting these (2) bottles delivered but it was definitely not worth the effort IMHO. I don’t really get the part where they decided this should be a club bottling, privileged to members only. It’s not particularly a big compliment to the fans to be honest...
- Bought a few bottleshares with my friends directly at the Cadenheadshop in Campbeltown. I must say it was quite a hassle to get them shipped. No online shop; just some email correspondence. Anyway in the end things got delivered.
Pretty good nose. The Sherry Prevails. Fruity and quite elegant.
Waxy and oily. Would have been better at a higher abv.
Transition of the taste into finish is not that good. Bit watery and thin. Not much happens here.
- Good nose (the fruits are like a big still life painting), quite a flat disapointing taste, relatively good finish.
For the price still a no brainer and still available at the CA wahrehouse tasting for Club members.
sampled in the warehouse.
- Earthy, tobacco, some dark fruits as rasins and plums and hint of spice. Some choclate, oak and a hint of sulphur. Pretty nice and uncomplicated.