Overall rating
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
20 years old
Sherry Butt
Batch 3
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 Oct 2019 11:51 pm by Zinni

Average value

€ 69,50

4 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

83 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for William Cadenhead 20-year-old CA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.96 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    In the nose it shows sherry, spice and also a lot of old grain, light coconut notes. Grain also has a more pronounced influence in the mouth, but it comes from it well matured and works very harmoniously with the sherry notes. The finish is nicely spicy on oak and nutty sherry aromas, some tobacco too, but here too the grain is more present than on the 12er. Without knowing the composition now, the 12er certainly has more malt than the 20er, which tastes more like a clean, beautiful and long-aged grain, with sherry influence. Overall, I find the 20er a little better, because it is set.

  2. gaboruso scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Brinker scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Sweet, dried fruits - smells like wine fermenting. A bit of honey and coffee.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet and well balanced. Honey is very prominent, with apples and pear along. A bit of liquorice as well.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Woody, but a great and wet feel. Liquorice and toffee. Medium-long.

  4. Moritz scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Second door in the Advent calendar, nice part. But a little more percentages would do him good ...
    • Nose
      85 85
      Woody sweet. Fermented fruits.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Again wood, some honey. Musty, stimulates salivation.
      Spicy notes with hints of caramel and plum.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Dry, dominant oak.

  5. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86


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