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Overall rating
86.48/100
votes
37
Category
Blend
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Cadenhead's Club
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
1x Sherry Hogshead 1x Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
500
Strength
44.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Cadenhead’s Club Members
Added on
04 Jul 2019 4:23 pm by Cask1988
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 52.00

3 × in wishlist

37 × member ratings

131 × in collection

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

  1. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Defeatless scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not bad, not great. Good sipping whisky!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Quite a citrus nose. There is a hint of glue in the background. Some straw and a touch of vanilla. Little bit of sawdust.
    • Taste
      87 87
      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
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length. A lot of caramel a hint of butterscotch and some vanilla ice cream. Fades away with some citrus notes.

  3. STL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice value for money. Complex (interesting) and accessible at the same time (for an amateur little or not initiated)
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Erik1908 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

  5. RobbievdB scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.

  6. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Cadenhead's Warehouse on the Road-Tasting in Cologne, January 24th, 2020.

    Color: bronze

    He is now 21 years old. A bit "thin", unfortunately you don't notice the 21 years.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Doesn't cost much at first, you have to work out the flavors: raisins, grape-nut-chocolate, malt, wild berries, moss.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Light on the tongue. Toffee, nut, almonds, milk chocolate, coffee beans, sweet forest berries, blackberries.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length, berry. Finally, a good portion of menthol.

  7. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This whisky confuses me. It is something, but what that something exactly is...it’s hard to give words to it.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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
      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...

  8. Erik1908 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Pretty good nose. The Sherry Prevails. Fruity and quite elegant.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Waxy and oily. Would have been better at a higher abv.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Transition of the taste into finish is not that good. Bit watery and thin. Not much happens here.

  9. ARDBERG scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. theograph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.

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