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Glencadam Reserva Andalucía

Overall rating
82.63/100
votes
58
Whiskybase ID
WB159691
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Sherry & Bourbon, Oloroso (Andalucia) finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5021349704126
Added on
04 Jun 2020 9:34 pm by DerSchreckliche
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 41.31

13 × in wishlist

58 × member ratings

209 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glencadam Reserva Andalucía

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.63 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    The new Reserva Andalucia is nice but won’t soon set your world on fire.
    • Nose
      Finished for a minimum of 12 months in first-fill Oloroso sherry casks, this is a new release. It’s pretty light and certainly not a sherry bomb. A touch of rhubarb, but then creamy caramel and a bunch of berries (straw and rasp).
    • Taste
      Sweet and oily, but not so much vanilla like the 10, but rather sugary and fudge-y. Then also a good amount ripe banana, almost candy-esque at times. A layer of spiciness and nuttiness in the background.
    • Finish
      Lingering peanut skins. Red fruits. Finally a slight ashiness. Medium in length.

  2. Whiskygimple scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. whiskyclick scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Excellent value for money.

  4. MY MALTS scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Sherry Oloroso finish, yes,
    but the sweetness is modest ...
    Let's see how this Glencadam develops ...
    06/16/21
    This Glencadam didn't look bad ...
    But I'll stick with it, the sherry finish turned out thin ...

  5. Glenrothes1973 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Smoke_head scored this whisky 79 points Newbie

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. praisethepasta scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    During a blind tasting, quite a few people were guessing this to be the 17 yo portwood or even the 19 yo sherry cask finish. When its true identity was revealed, we were obviously happily surprised. What’s funny is that when you know what your nosing and tasting, you automatically start to anticipate and look for things you’d expect to find. So knowing what I have in the glass before me, the youthfulness of this whisky shows itself more than when tasting blind. If anything, some proper good casks went into this...
    • Nose
      85 85
      blind sample): very rich and fruity-spicy. A bomb of red fruit (berries, figs, plums…) and tropical fruit (kiwi, mango). Toffee apple, honey, treacle/toffee, creamy, spices, salty, licorice, some funky cooked fruit. After 10-15 minutes it mellows out a bit. Less pungent and outspoken on the different sensations, everything becomes more integrated.

      (opened bottle): Rich, thick, oily sensation, very buttery and caramel-y leaning into a burst of dark sugar and honey. very fruity as well: raspberry, strawberry, blueberries which gives it a vibrant, youthful (not the same as young, mind) touch. Only then I pick up sultana’s and raisins. Very inviting.
    • Taste
      85 85
      (blind sample): Yum! Creamy, baking spices, cooked and dried fruits with a Christmas like touch, sweet spices, nutty, soft wood, well-aged with a thick oily mouth feel.
      (opened bottle): A thick, oily mouthfeel. The 1st sensation is that of sweetness (sugary and sweet berries) but what follows brings out a salty note and a soft oaky touch. Grainy and cereal-y as well with allspice and baking spices along with icing sugar.
    • Finish
      83 83
      (blind sample): spice (nutmeg mostly, perhaps a hint of clove), medium long, with a sugary note and some soft wood
      (opened bottle): oily, sweet & salty, hint of oak and wood. The long salty touch lingers on.

  8. Mapl scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  9. CST1986 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Like probably quite a few other users I bought this on a recent special for less than 25 EUR - which makes this bottle a cracking deal, as it comes NCF and uncoloured. The juice itself is not half bad as well, of course not an absolute stunner, but it's very clean, well made and balanced. Don't expect a sherry monster. It's a Glencadam, probably quite young, the distillery character shows and that is fine with me. I must confess though that roundabout 40 EUR would not have prompted me to buy it.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Very light and a bit shy at first for the strength, but it opens up after a few minutes. Simple pleasures is the key word here: Just a hint of sherry, some raspberries, a touch of milk chocolate and of sweet plum liqueur complement the distillery character with sweet barley, honey, citrus, wax and vanilla. A beautiful soft menthol note is creeping in after a while. It's nice and a bit on the light side and not too complex, but very pleasurable.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet and fresh attack, youthful, but also silky and very full bodied, which is a nice surprise after the light nose. Now you can really enjoy the interplay between the bright Glencadam fruitiness (peaches, apricots, apples and lime) and the sherry cask (plums, raspberries, raisins, orange zest). It's a light fruit salad (although not a fruit bomb) with a subtle waxiness. In my opinion it's an asset that they didn't let the finish overpower the spirit. In the back of the palate a nutty, spicy oak note appears that leads the way to the finish...
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium and delicate with mixed nuts, raisins and citrus fruits. A very nice daily dram, even though it does not have the crystalline classiness of the 10yo...

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