Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
World Whiskies - Individual Cask
Stated Age
24 years old
ex-cabernet sauvignon
Number of bottles
52.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 apr 2021 7:29 am by WhiskyHike
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 229.90

5 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Cradle Mountain 24-year-old CA

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.90 points.

  1. DistiLesha scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I would never have guessed it was whisky!
    I thought I knew whisky a little, but I was wrong! I again lost all orientation, not a single familiar note!
    It's shock whisky! :)
    However! The bard's profile, following through the whole body, is an obvious off-note and manifests itself especially sharply in taste! It's a pity, but the profile itself is very bright and saturated.
    I will remember this whisky forever! I think the low ratings are unreasonable!
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    • Nose
      Americano, sherry notes, dark chocolate, amaretto, halva, vinasse, grassy notes of mezcal and propolis.
      Second nose: the aroma calms down, becomes more whisky-recognizable - citruses, spices, leather. There is also something of a rotten raw barrel, like in Hellyers Road Pinot Noir.
      Saturation 8 out of 10
    • Taste
      Peanut halva, burnt sour coffee, amaretto and its cherry profile, bard, spices, woodiness, salt, earthy chaipuer.
      There is also something of a rotten raw barrel, like in Hellyers Road Pinot Noir.
      Sweetness 8 out of 10
      Saturation 10 out of 10
    • Finish
      Amaretto and cherry pit, barda, peanut halva, licorice, pu-erh tea. Knits with woody tannins and dries the mouth!
      Protracted, almost endless!
      In the bottom line, it gives a complete feeling as if you had just smoked!

  2. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 67 points Expert Senior

    The aroma took me toward funky fruits and Southeast Asian deserts while the palate pulled in a dry, earthy direction. It brought musty garden sheds full of cobwebs, unused clay pots, and mushrooms to mind. I was pleased to see someone else on whisky base thought this reminded them of a dank basement, which certainly seems in line with my experience. I am not sure I got the chicken satay sauce that Cadenhead included in their tasting notes, but perhaps that was the same notes that seemed like walnut shells to me; I could easily see that being peanut shells, at the very least.

    Mental Image: Basement Mushroom Kingdom
    • Nose
      Sweet, malty, and a bit funky. Musty dried fruits and ginger rolled in wet beach sand; the aroma was fruity yet infused with slightly salty mineral notes. A bit of tropical funk developed with fermented guava, mango, and longan. Hints of funky wine and wood sugars left the impression of cendol: a cold Malaysian dessert with pandan-sweetened jelly noodles, coconut milk, sweet beans, and palm sugar.
    • Taste
      Medium-bodied and funky with fruit, earth, and wood. Dehydrated shiitake and wood ear mushrooms flooded the palate with a bright fruit punch and lemon-lime soda. The earthy mushrooms shifted to musty basements, cardboard boxes, and wet chopsticks with a stale bitterness. Grainy at times with rice crackers, toasted herbs, licorice, stale tobacco, and crushed walnut shells.
    • Finish
      Lingering dryness and tobacco.

  3. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

  4. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Caskogold scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

  7. vlad78 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      An old damp basement in which various products are dried, stored and stored in anticipation of winter. Autumn leaves, burnt plum jam, a little varnish and black tea leaves.
    • Taste
      Harsh, smoky, smoky, with chocolate-glazed prunes, raisins and dusty notes.
    • Finish
      Sharp, plum, slightly smoky, medium duration.

  8. Tokyo_Zurich did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Cadenhead tasting notes:
    Nose: Christmas cake, strawberry ice cream, burnt cooked bananas
    Palate: Peanuts, freshly baked rolls, chicken satay sauce
    Finish: Chilli chocolate, cigar box, coffee


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