Glencadam 21-year-old

Overall rating
85.59/100
votes
24
Whiskybase ID
WB160158
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Exceptional
Bottled
04.2015
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Bourbon and Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021349761464
Added on
10 jun 2020 12:05 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 398.90

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24 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Glencadam 21-year-old

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.59 points.

  1. glen efze scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

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    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This has similarities with the 15 year just more depth to it, still plenty of green apple but some toffee also which adds to the effect.
    Really spicy at first, with the apple mixing with a faint hint of menthol, apple crumble, rather than just apple..
    The finish is pretty long, retaining a little spice.
    I like this one and the jump up in class is easy to see over the 10 year but just like the 10 year this is far to easy to drink.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. WhiskyShared scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Sweet, fruity, fizzy, lemon
    • Nose
      75 75
      Fresh green apples, pear drops, old wood, golden syrup, oatcakes, a hint of acetone, marzipan
    • Taste
      85 85
      Light to start, then very viscous, fizzy, vanilla, lavender, icing sugar
    • Finish
      80 80
      fizzy sherbert, vanilla, green apples, aniseed

  4. besar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    It’s good and decently priced, but doesn’t really stand out among the pack.
    • Nose
      Light and creamy with a touch butter cake, but also apple sauce, lemon zest and a tinge of pineapple. Just a whiff of oak.
    • Taste
      A somewhat spicy, oaky edge (cloves) with soft sweet notes and a creamy mouthfeel. Becomes oilier with water, which brings out rye bread and a touch of pineapple.
    • Finish
      Slightly dry with a lingering grassiness.

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