So now the extraordinary, The Exceptionel, a 21-year-old Glencadam, this time not only from ex-bourbon, but also from sherry casks. That is quite extraordinary. Otherwise he comes with his 46% vol. rather ordinary therefore. But the price of 150 € is again exceptional.
The whisky starts sweet and then changes to tart, woody notes. This is a nice course, but it really lacks distinctive aromas. Woody caramel with some vanilla, plums that are quite hard and dry, the sherry aromas remain in the background.
Again, the aftertaste is not really persistent and pronounced.
The whisky is delicious, no question. It has a nice creaminess, it's easy to drink, not too tart and not too sweet - but it's just not exceptional. The 46% vol. are ok, but carry the flavors insufficiently. In the end, it's a whisky that's easy to drink, that doesn't leave a lasting impression and is then too expensive for that.