Glencadam 21-year-old

Overall rating
85.89/100
votes
377
Whiskybase ID
WB18253
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Exceptional
Bottled
28.05.2010
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Bourbon and Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5021349761464
Added on
19 sep 2010 11:49 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 166.20

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377 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Glencadam 21-year-old

67 users have left 71 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.89 points.

  1. hzs275 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Glencadam, an unusual suspect in the world of whisky for me personally. The more reason I had to jump in an initiative on ‘het whisky forum’ which resulted in 8 different styles and ages of this distillery! 8th and final the oldest one in this range share: 21yo. But first: Special thanks to Freezeroz for accommodating this interesting range share
    • Nose
      This is a mature nose with rather intense bourbonized flavors. Sherried flavors are there but less prominent. To me this seems to be rather old skool. Anise flavors, minerals and ripe sweet orchard fruits. Anise and licorice, apple with cinnamon, a few musty notes as well. A lovely complex nose. Great balance and good depth. Fudge and butterscotch top it off. This is a nose to my liking!
    • Taste
      Clean, bittersweet and rather aggressive on the alcohol. Again, like in previous expressions, I find it very oaky and loaded with dried spices. Water does make it a bit more accessible and smooth but it’s just not enough.
    • Finish
      Long but not very pleasing. Unfortunately the experience above goes on in the finish. It’s so incredibly oaky and dry, my mouth completely shuts down.

      Where the nose started great, the rest of this whisky fel apart in my opinion. The palate is so incredibly oaky and restless, that it even spoiled the fun in the finish, which is bad. Very bad.

  3. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Decent malt. I tried quite some of Glencadam's core-range in a rangeshare. This is the one with the best price-quality balance if you ask me.
    • Nose
      Fruity, little spirity, quite some grass and malt notes here. In the background there is the sherry indeed.
      Some marzipan and a hint of rose.
    • Taste
      Sweet and malty. A little thin, shouldn't have been brought down to 46% imho. There is sawdust in here and some of the sherry casks show through after a while.
    • Finish
      Medium-long length. The sawdust is there again which fades away with a lot of sherry and toffee notes.

  4. Pulteney83 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Orange skin, mandarins, spice, anise, fudge, mango. The taste is spicy, cloves, ginger, wet roses, dairy butter, orange, almond, cacao, dark chocolate and ends dry.

  5. Segens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Based on 2021 release - Glencadam has potential but the 21y old is really not worth its price - nice nose but too woody in the finish - prefer the 15y much more and even 10y so do not go for this one.

  6. Cipidos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Rody024 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant floral and crispy fresh aroma. An rather unusual palette, with some acidity and sweetness which creates an unbalanced flavor profile. This dram was an anticlimax for me.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Intensity - 7
      Richness - 8
      Grass, hay, butter, heath, apricot, marzipan and some wood shavings.
    • Taste
      70 70
      Intensity - 6
      Richness - 7
      Very thin and almost watery mouthfeel.

      Zure matten (sweet-sour candy), apple, lemon, pineapple, a whiff of acetone and bubble gum.
    • Finish
      68 68
      Medium-long (5-10 seconds), with the sour notes coming through and masking the other delicate flavors.

  8. Othorion scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Koning scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Good balance between the sprakling fresh Glencadam character and the not too heavy sherry influence.

  10. tommy12 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Color of white wine. Scent: light fruits (pear?), Pleasant, sweet. Taste: I don't really like it, first impression: a bit artificial, a bit of cardboard, then sweetness, honey, medium finish, very slightly bitterness in the finish, not again.

  11. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  12. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not sure that this absolutely needs water, as some reviews here state. I believe a good deal of oxidation (in the glass as well as in the opened bottle) does the trick nearly as well - though I'll admit that it tends to become rounder and more fragrant pretty swiftly with a drop or two.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Needs time (and perhaps a splash of water) to really come into its own. Then you get an extremely elegant, complex and subtle ex-bc malt with a whole array of grassy, floral, citrusy, waxy, and softly wooded aromas. After a while, it even becomes a bit "darker" in character, adding herbal and leathery aspects. Definitely keeps on changing (and improving) the longer you nose it; I find it impossible to tire of this style.
    • Taste
      87 87
      All of the aromas mentioned above, with well-defined oak spice and an increasing vegetal/herbal component. Very much on the tart side with little outright sweetness or prominent fruits. Not one for sweet tooths or those looking for loud, in-your-face flavors. Very dry, almost mineralic.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Softly bitter with tart citrus and an impressively waxy, oily, tongue-and-teeth-coating texture.

  13. Moses scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    From a PLV perspective, we don't have to talk for long. A must. It is a rock solid malt without missing notes that delivers what it should. Only the "alleged" sherry story is a bit neglected? There's nothing on the bottle either. As Ralfy always says: The label is the contract;) ... well, no sherry and ... he needs water!
    • Nose
      Fine lemon pudding with sweet vanilla. The bourbon barrel provides grassy wood notes. Everything feels soft and integrated. The flowery nose does exactly what the label promises. You just have to imagine the sherry. I didn't see him. A rock solid bourbon nose. Fine.
    • Taste
      The texture is creamy, buttery, sour and sweet. Even tropical fruits shimmer through and the oak-flavored tannins dance on the tongue. 21 years are noticeable. That's how it should be. Vanilla and pineapple are added in the transition. Very oily with a sour citrus freshness. Floral with berries on pepper bread give a dry mouth feel with all kinds of spices.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, buttery soft but drying. Peppery and spicy and there for a long time. Lasting spiciness and warming. A great 21 with no compromises for the money of an 18. House whisky.

  14. Whiskonaut scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    When I smelled, I shouted: what's going on here !? Intense fruit, honey sweetness, exactly what I hoped for from the Glendronach 21 tested on the same evening and unfortunately did not get it. The intensity is enormous. You really have to dilute this whisky, otherwise you will miss a lot. Drink this whisky with Ralfy, it's fun. Very complex taste experience, long-lasting finish. A new favorite! Unfortunately, at € 110 a little too expensive for 90 points. I had a 5 cl sample. I would order a bottle for 80-90 €. At the moment I think the Glencadam 15, which is also very good, is significantly better in terms of price-performance ratio.

  15. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    Ralfy review 835: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEDra72kbwA (90/100).

    "However, it's when you add the water that it really starts to blossom."

  16. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  17. Gigiomix scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    To be a 21 year old he seems very young. Slightly "artificial" flavor, very fruity, not very soft on the palate. Metallic and short finish. It didn't thrill me. Sample tasting.

  18. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 66 points Expert Senior

    Too thin for 21 years, too superficial, too arbitrary compared to the 10 year old (!) - very disappointing in comparison
    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      66 66

  19. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  20. pgmguy scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Colour: light gold
    Nose: neat: immediately identified with american oak, vanilla, light honey/sweet, very pleasant, and I have to say it reminds me very much of Bruichladdich 16 Bourbon Cask, but I have to say I enjoy this nose more, as it adds more floral and sweet notes than the Bruichladdich. with water: same profile, does not really add much to the nose.
    Taste: neat: easy to drink despite the 46% abv. It somewhat translates the nose in it's sweet notes, and adds some spicy notes as well. Oak is present but very controlled. I have to say it is a subdued mouth, as it is pleasant but nothing really pops. with water: water really opens up the mouth on this one. Sweetness in the background, with peppery/oak notes upfront and some grassy notes as well.
    Finish: medium on floral and sweet notes. with water: more peppery notes subsiding. I actually felt water added more "mouth coating" feel to it and it felt like lasting more on the palate.
    Comments: a good malt whisky, very easy to drink, extremely hard to find in Portugal. This tasting was done with a 3cl sample from Master of Malt, as I ordered it a while ago. Was always curious about this one as this is probably the least expensive OB 21 years old.
    MY SCORE: Recommended

  21. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  22. dramspotter scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    not getting a huge array of flavours but it does work as an overall package. There is no weak point so this is perhaps the art of the blender coming to the fore to provide a consistent nose and delivery. With some water: nose sweetens up but with the abv is pleasant but not wondrous notes; the palate is thinner but retains the sweetness longer leaving the dryness to the finish; the finish loses some taste but gains some peppery heat. One to technically admire more than love.
    • Nose
      some of the refill sherry along with a malty bready smell
    • Taste
      tangy, some boot polish, dries out into the finish
    • Finish
      medium; tasty and rich, there is some maltiness but there is also wood tannins that are not dry but rather sweet (the sherry?)

  23. Martin1965 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla, Caramel, Light Citrus, Orange, Floral
    • Taste
      Caramel, Fruit, Oak, Soft, Citrus, Marzipan
    • Finish
      Country and spicy

      Class Malt - complex there is a lot to discover

  24. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose: classic bourbon barrel notes, liquorice, cooked apples, honey, vanilla. Mouth: nice drink, spicy oak, fruity. Finish: a little bitter oak, lots of fruit, some licorice, a little tart, medium long.

  25. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I think it's delicious. However, I have to admit that I liked the sample and the first drams of my bottle better then. However, he is not a bargain at the current price.
    • Nose
      Flowerhoney. Malt. Lemon tea. Lemon balm. Bergamot. Dried apricots. Natural cloudy apple juice. White chocolate with orange pieces. Something floral is also in it. I'll tell marigold. Wet wood.
    • Taste
      Nice sweetness at first. Sugar candy. Marzipan. Then it gets tart and citrusy. Lime, blood orange and grapefruit. In addition, effervescent powder. Then a sharpness, which goes in the direction of ginger. Now a bitterness that reminds me of hops.
    • Finish
      Citrus notes remain. The ginger sounds slow. Too tart cider. And the oak shows up clearly.

  26. Jean Ginster scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      The nose is intense. Sweet with a bitter note, bitter almond.
      Lemon zest, a little vanilla. Some pear with pineapple. And a dry element like green tea. Oak with malt. The alcohol is very well integrated.
      The nose is pretty intense and complex.
    • Taste
      91 91
      intense and pleasant start. A tingling prick on the tongue.
      Vanilla with pineapple and bergamot. Cinnamon, ginger. Then a bitterness. Like a yellow grapefruit. The oak comes then, very filigree.
      Everything is very complex and interwoven. Delicious.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long. Dry. The oak remains in the mouth, with a sweet vanilla mixed with pamelmuse.
      Out of the throat then comes malt with a bit bitter almond.

  27. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    hmmm, it's a round thing, but the fifteen felt better, it had more to offer
    • Nose
      Raisins, sherry is getting more and more (in the end really full!), Slightly bitter, fruity note, dusty, minimal old oak, cinnamon, frankincense, caramel is stronger
    • Taste
      full and soft on the palate
      very spicy !!, bitter, oak is more, red apple (Boskoop), later comes a small fruit
    • Finish
      long
      bitter and oak, with toasty aromas, espresso

  28. BehindSpace scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  29. detachedblue scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Sorry for the simplified notes. Can't recall more, this is a decent aged whisky without too many surprises and highlights. I tasted it at Whisky Live London 2018, so this is probably from a new batch and the people at the stands told me this is fully bourbon wood.
    • Nose
      Compared this with the 19 YO sherry finished, this one is much more matured, but still similar to the 19 YO with prominent vanilla
    • Taste
      Tasted dry, a decent modern style whisky 
    • Finish
      Long and dry, spices.

  30. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Extremely aromatic, fragrant and flowery. Linden flowers but also linden blossom honey, fully ripe waxed tires, some ginger and in the background earthy and mineral. Later powdered sugar, oranges, some cinnamon, vanilla and light winegums.
    • Taste
      Oily onset Aromatic onset with beautiful rooty ginger, gentian ?, floral notes of chamomile, lime blossom, mint and herb rich hay and waxy and nutty notes.
    • Finish
      Long, tart oak and waxy notes and mint.

  31. MY MALTS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very sweet, pineapple bomb ...

  32. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Very well balanced whisky. Nicely made. Really enjoyable.
    • Nose
      Mature, dusty first appearence. The smell of hot sand at the sea. Then ripe pears as well as some exotic fruits. Honey coated papaya. 
    • Taste
      Smooth start. Initially sweet and creamy. Then becoming more powerful with quite some oak suddenly kicking in. Really harmoniously integrated tannins. Definitely sherry influenced. The memories of eating Banana Flambé with vanilla ice cream coming back to my mind. 
    • Finish
      Malty dry finish. Quite long. Milk chocolate with hazelnuts lingering on.

  33. Achany scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    very sweet malt, some blossoms, fresh fruitsalat, some honey. malty and even a bit grassy as well. but well balanced and interesting. the finis is all right, the ABV as well. Easy to drink Malt. (WSZ17)
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  34. Kolesnikov17 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet, with sourness. Feels dusty and malty, it looks like a crushed grain. Pear-flower. Vanilla, synan with cinnamon. Lemon. Mint or coniferous freshness.
    • Taste
      Sweet. Bloated, dry. Perfection. Lemon peel. Hints of white dry wine. Barley. Nuts.
    • Finish
      Tree. Sweetness. Weak, but fairly stable.

  35. Macheye scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Glencadam 21 year old might become my demonstration bottle for how water can have an astonishing effect on a whisky. I have to date not experienced a liquid quite so altered by H2O – neat, I’d score this a few points lower, with water a few points higher, so let’s even it out in the middle.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/glencadam-/glencadam-21-year-old/
    • Nose
      Pronounced and a little bit unusual. Orange peels, tobacco leaf, toffee apples and bubblegum – quite the mix going on here. There’s an underlying nutty quality and a sweetness which reminds more of well-aged grain whisky. The additional of water is quite transformative – pineapples, bananas and coconut shaving come into play alongside wild honey and the trademark estery Glencadam florals.
    • Taste
      Full, rich, and very malty. The delivery of this whisky is fairly bitter to begin with, highlighting a very heathy dose of wood influence. Water completely changes this equation – remarkably so. The mouthfeel transmutes into a slightly oily and viscous form with a full gamut of tropical fruit – pineapples and bananas again. The bitterness has been diluted greatly and now shows itself in the form of pronounced oak spice – cardamom and nutmeg. I cannot emphasis enough quite how different this dram is with the addition of water.
    • Finish
      Long and astringent. Again, water works its magic here and whilst it reduces the length of the finish a touch, it evens reduces the dryness into a lovely lingering fade.

  36. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Whisky in Leiden 2017
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  37. Zoltavar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  38. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasty adult Bourbon barrel whisky - if there sherry casks were at, I notice nothing. Pretty tasty, I like to drink something, but you get similar and similar good Highlander / Speysider (not a very intense Brennereicharakter, Bourbon / Refillfass, the 18J or more, 43/46%) regularly Signatory for significantly less money, there must I do not spend 100 € for an original bottling that is not so special or idiosyncratic.
    • Nose
      starts dry, a bit dusty ... then light-sweet, vanilla, honey, cookie dough, is fresher, juicier - a splash of lemon, sweet yellow apple, a touch of pineapple and a very light grassy-resinous note, from the sherry keg I smell nothing
    • Taste
      short orange / apricot, then intense milk chocolate, oily, then becomes always drier, woodier, first velvety, then slightly peppery
    • Finish
      long, warm, velvety-dry, first milk chocolate, then woody

  39. Cobo scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    No revelation, but nice to drink
    • Nose
      Peaches, vanilla, citrus lemonade, fragrant fresh, delicate pineapple
    • Taste
      Light, apples, fresh fruity notes, honey, vanilla, sweetish, also some cotton candy and mint, dried apricots
    • Finish
      Short, fruity sweet

  40. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  41. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    very good stuff, a nice balance between bourbon and sherry maturation. rather fairly priced when it came out.
    89/100
    • Nose
      honeyed fruits! that´ s the first association that comes to my mind.
      the bourbon influence is stronger than the sherry and it works very well, the blenders did a real good job.
      the fruits are mostly apples and pears, but there are also dried apricots, raisins and cranberries, tinned pineapples and peaches.. mossy notes as you find them in japanese whiskies like hakushu.
      very mellow with a few spices like nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon.
      a few almonds too.
    • Taste
      very good and it´s got a good punch. very broad and mellow.
      lots of honey and fruit again. medium sweet to sweet with spices and grassy notes as a counterpoint. toast with bramble marmelade.
    • Finish
      long, slightly gingery

  42. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light, flowery. Red apples, some rancid butter. Carrot juice.
    • Taste
      Raspberry cake, honey, hazelnut, some nougat. Slightly oily. Medium.

  43. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2017]  This review is on the first batch released - I bought this bottle for 75 Euro in September 2014.

    Really nice stuff to drink...  Given its complexity and balance I think they added quite some casks much older than 21 years to this batch.  It has a very nice barley sweetness and a lovely flavour's depth mostly on fruity and flowery notes.  The finish is considerably long, mouth-coating and not drying out.  All in all a very nice dram, one I could sip several an evening without getting bored about it...

    Well done, Glencadam and welcome back to the whisky scene!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  44. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose: fresh citrus notes, vanilla, grassy, ​​sweetish, bourbon cask notes of wood, of which, according to Base, Sherrycasks notice nothing

    Taste: oily, sweet, intense tart oranges, pineapple, peaches, oak with pleasant tingling bitterness, long dry finish

    Conclusion: delicious fabric with great balance, Linkwood 1995/2016 WID: 85324 but tastes almost the same, for less than half the price
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  45. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  46. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N- Chocolate, clove, nutty and oily. Well integrated and pleasant to the nose.

    P- Sweet chocolate again, sour berries with ginger heat. Dry mouth-feel with spices.

    F- Long, buttery smooth. Chili spicy building up overtimes and chewy. Lingering nutmeg.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  47. Opeth83 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Reminds me a bit of the beautiful Imperial 1995's of vWees.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  48. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  49. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh, sweet, fruity (oranges, pineapples, lemons, peaches), vanilla 
    • Taste
      Fruity (oranges, pineapples, peaches), vanilla, oaky, spicy (cinnamon)
    • Finish
      Medium long, fruity, spicy

  50. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A fairly straightforward malt whisky. It is well-priced for a 21yo, but it doesn't do enough to really make it stand out among the pack.
    • Nose
      Exceptionally fresh and light. Grassy with layers of pineapple and apple sauce with vanilla custard added to the mix. Some soft cinnamon spices and wood shavings.
    • Taste
      Again light and a bit fruity (apple peel, white grapes), although it does have a subtle spicy edge with cloves and nutmeg. A fair amount of oak shines through.
    • Finish
      The oak drives the fruit to the background. A tad drying.

  51. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    It has been on my wish list for a long time. Today he is tasted. Color darker than the 10 year old, no wonder of course. What I really appreciate about Glencadam is the fact that it is not dyed or cool filtered. All very natural and so this one too. The sherry keeps something in the background, smelling spicy rather than fruity at first. Alcohol paired with glue smell, it needs some time ... After 10 minutes he is clearly fruity, gentle sherry, green apples. No sherry bomb, rather reserved. A first sip reveals the wolf in sheep's clothing. Violent onset, the salivation comes, mixes with the sweet flavors. The oak is added now, also some vanilla. With time a little spicier, cloves, pear compote. This is a change of feelings. Not really complex, rather fresh, but mature. Not bad.

  52. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  53. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Definitely underestimated whisky. Delicious full flavor, (smoke, peat, slightly southern fruits, sometimes I think of nuts) Should be much more in the spotlight. For a 21 year old the price is definitely on the low side.

  54. webdiver scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  55. barryfox915 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Old gold.
    Nose: Heavy, oaky, grassy, on cold smoke. Heavier and more
    “rustic” than the 14 YO. With some heather notes.
    Taste: Grassy, floral,
    juicy, with only a very slight oaky influence, on cold ashes and smoke. Old
    style. The finish is medium to long, grassy, floral, on tobacco
    leaves.
    General Impression: A very nice example of a “Highland Whisky”. For
    me, Glencadam produces whiskies that caracterize the Highlands whisky style some
    50 years ago. I liked it very much.

    http://www.whisky-news.com/En/tasting16.html#Nov21

     

     

  56. Ciro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  57. Diedler scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Verry drinkable, nice nose, taste stays a little behind. The age is not obvious, could be 14 as well.

    Holy ish, 15 mins later the melon is still present :D one point up for finish
    • Nose
      Citric, sweet, a idea of pineapple, evolving with time. Nice an complex.
    • Taste
      Tropical fruit salad, some minerals, light an nice, a little bitter almond
    • Finish
      stays long with nice oak influence, well balanced spyces and bitternes, lemon curd @ the end, converting to melon. Nice!

  58. drkrylov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very tasty with a lot going on.
    • Nose
      Buttery and sweet with notes of tropical fruits, citrus, marmalade, toast and custard.
    • Taste
      Spicy and tingling on the tongue with oak-led spices, vanilla, cinnamon and allspice, creamy pineapple and hints of coconut alongside toasted barley.
    • Finish
      Good length with some oaky dryness and tropical fruit.

  59. drkrylov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  60. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The best of the Glencadam range. Mature, but not too old. A pleasant and well-balanced dram that does not get too complex or intrusive.
    • Nose
      Nuts and malt, orange marmalade with grated lemon peel. Everything covered with something bluetenhonig. Next to it are sliced ​​Granny Smith apples. Mouthwatering.
    • Taste
      The orange marmalade and the honey continue and become milk chocolate. Thereby a very slight but pleasant oak-likeness sets in, which pushes itself over the palate.
    • Finish
      Mitellang until long with chocolate, oak and orange oranges.

  61. wbarchive_73116 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Nutty (hazelnut) and malty and an overall complexity in the nose. That impression stays tastewise and it gets sweeter towards the finish, which is a bit short and not oaky at all for 21 years of maturation.

  62. Angelos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Well done, Glencadam!
    • Nose
      When you smell this whisky first, you are immediately aware that this one has matured a long period and does not need any water. One drop is enough. Very complex. You need time to identify. Lemon oil, notes of old oak, varnish somehow (features of older whisky), some engine oil and leather notes
    • Taste
      Complex and creamy, alcohol is hardly noticeable, character of a fruit liqueur, citrus (very ripe ones), bergamotte somehow, mild tannins from the oak, well balanced, becoming more sweet, some nuttiness (macadamia) and dark chocolate with peppermint
    • Finish
      Medium to short, a bit disappointing for this age, citrus character remains with the spices from the oak

  63. Noface83 scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    A really good 21er for a great price.
    • Nose
      Here is the theme of the 10s (malty fruity with a hint of vanilla and caramel). However, everything now looks much more mature and harmonious, the aromas are intertwined. Add some cooking banana and orange instead of strong lemon (which is still there)
    • Taste
      full and full of character, syrupy sweetness, fruits (becoming more exotic), chocolate with orange and vanilla
    • Finish
      long finish with a beautiful malty sweetness and pleasant oak

  64. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Not a very complex dram this one, but very nice and clean. Everyday summer dram.
    • Nose
      Friendly, mellow nose. Vanilla and fruit tones: banana and citrus. Very clean. A tat malty
    • Taste
      Tingly, with more vanilla/banana/oranges notes. Cherries also. White chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long bitter-sweet and malty.

  65. Igor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Somewhat chemical, metallic. Hairspray, stain remover, iron, glue, detergent?, sour cherry kompot, luscious pear, carnations, dahlias.
    • Taste
       Mellow, oaky, medium-bodied. Cherrystone, vanilla wafers, scalded cream, banana, muesli, nuts, candied lemon, bitter orange. Nutty/earthy notes, then buttered rye bread, tangerines, strawberry(?) jam.
    • Finish
      Gets hotter, slightly spicier. Curry-powder, allspice, ginger?, leaves of coriander, peppermint cakes, and nipping lemon peel. Medium long.

  66. granella2003 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      On the nose, this whisky robust,
      soft fruit notes underpin the hard malty edge. 
    • Taste
      In the mouth it tastes of vanilla, white chocolate and pineapple.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is delicious sweet and slightly oily

  67. Furtia scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      83 83

  68. Feusi scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I'm surpised about the price, take it as long you can, a realy refreshing summer dram.
    • Nose
      Sweet fresh flowery notes (heather) some vanilla, citrus and honey.
    • Taste
      A malty sweetness with vanilla and toffee, fresh citrus fruits and a bit oak.
    • Finish
      Rather medium to long finish, very well balanced, oily and warming.

  69. hsmithjr scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Very nice Highlander.  Overlooked in my opinion.
    • Nose
      Fruity and floral.  Pineapple and coconut.  Malt.
    • Taste
      More pineapple.  Gives way to vanilla and toffee.  Milk chocolate. Sun tan lotion.
    • Finish
      Sweet and medium long.  Vanilla and mild apples.

  70. Petra_Brno scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Spring flowers, honey, oranges.
    • Taste
      Honey, sweet flowers, candied lemon peel.
    • Finish
       Warm. A little bit of ground pepper, wood.

  71. SilentStill scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful standard filling with enough power and a remarkable depth. Good daily dram.
    • Nose
      Wonderful fruit notes. Peach, lemon, apple (Granny Smith), fruit gum, s
    • Taste
      Strong malty, while revealing slightly pampered. Also smoky, with bitter hints. Grass, rather dry than oily. Memories of marzipan, if not so
    • Finish
      Medium length, malty to bitter finish.

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