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Overall rating
86.61/100
votes
59
Whiskybase ID
WB140297
Category
Blend
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
Batch 3
Number of bottles
696
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 oct 2019 11:51 pm by Zinni
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 79.00

11 × in wishlist

59 × member ratings

128 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for William Cadenhead 20-year-old CA

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.61 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. jelles scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    nose caramel, date, sugar candy

    taste: full, rich, honey, coconut, dried fruit

    aftertaste continues to resonate nicely

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    ABC

    A blend of one of Scotland's oldest bottlers: Cadenhead. All components of this blend are a) Scottish and b) at least 20 years old and c) sherry matured.

    The nose is difficult, which means that I am not immediately sure whether I like it or not. Sweet, that's for sure, with a lot of dark and dried fruit, honey and a hint of coconut, but at the same time something dirty that I can only describe as fermenting grapes.

    The body is relatively light. On palate it is already much better. Beautiful sherry notes such as candid orange, dried apricots, baked apples and some chewing tobacco, while the grain component takes the reins and delivers flavors such as coconut, wood glue (no off-note) and corn on the barbecue. Licorice and cloves. The balance is good. From the second sip it is the honey that starts to grab your attention. Good stuff and much better than the nose promised.

    The finish is spicy and warm and relatively long with a handful of nuts on the deathbed.

    The nose wasn't immediately my thing, but on the palate this blend makes up for a lot. Thanks, Tom.

  4. bvrsky scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. MarkusK1 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Keek scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  9. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. gaboruso scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  11. maltandgrains 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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