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Glencadam 21-year-old

Overall rating
85.43/100
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182
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 11:32 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

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Tastingtags

39 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
12 Feb 2017 8:37 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 89 points

[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!

Weighted Rate
89.3
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
91
Finish
88
Price
90
Presentation
87
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Achany
Connoisseur Achany Review note
04 Dec 2017 2:54 pm
Achany gave this whisky 85 points

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)

Weighted Rate
84.7
Nose
84
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
86
Presentation
83
Kolesnikov17
Member Senior Kolesnikov17 Tasting note
13 Oct 2017 2:42 pm
Kolesnikov17 gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Сладкий, с кислинкой. Чувствуется пыльность и солодовость, похоже на дроблёное зерно. Грушево-цветочный. Ваниль, синамен с корицей. Лимон. Мятная или хвойная свежесть.

Taste

Сладкий. Задубленный, сухой. Перечность. Лимонная цедра. Нотки белого сухого вина. Ячмень. Орехи.

Finish

Дерево. Сладость. Слабый, но довольно устойчивый.

Comments
Macheye
Expert Senior Macheye Tasting note
31 Aug 2017 9:11 am
Macheye gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Deep copper
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.

Comments

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.

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Cubey666
Expert Senior Cubey666 Review note
03 Aug 2017 8:36 pm
Cubey666 gave this whisky 86 points

Tasted at Whisky in Leiden 2017

Weighted Rate
85.6
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
82
Price
86
Presentation
86
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Zoltavar
Expert Senior Zoltavar Review note
23 May 2017 3:58 pm
Zoltavar gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.2
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
88
Presentation
88
Marko_I
Connoisseur Marko_I Tasting note
19 May 2017 10:47 pm
Color
Old gold
Nose

startet trocken, etwas staubig... dann hell-süß, Vanille, Honig, Plätzchenteig, wird frischer, saftiger - ein Spritzer Zitrone, süßer, gelber Apfel, ein Hauch Ananas und ein ganz leichte grasig-harzige Note, vom Sherryfass rieche ich nichts

Taste

kurz Orange/Aprikose, dann intensive Milchschokolade, ölig, wird dann immer trockener, holziger, erst samtig, dann leicht pfeffrig

Finish

lang, warm, samtig-trocken, erst Milchschokolade, dann holzig

Comments

Leckerer volljähriger Bourbonfasswhisky - wenn da Sherryfässer bei waren, merke ich davon nichts. Ziemlich süffig, sowas trinke ich gerne, allerdings kriegt man ähnliche und ähnlich gute Highlander/Speysider (kein sonderlich intensiver Brennereicharakter, Bourbon-/Refillfass, um die 18J oder mehr, 43/46%) regelmäßig bei Signatory für deutlich weniger Geld, da muss ich nicht 100€ für eine Originalabfüllung ausgeben, die so besonders oder eigenwillig nicht ist.

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Cobo
Expert Junior Cobo Tasting note
04 May 2017 10:47 pm
Cobo gave this whisky 78 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Pfirsiche, Vanille, Zitruslimonade, duftig frisch, zarte Ananas

Taste

Leicht, Äpfel, frische fruchtige Noten, Honig, Vanille, süßlich, auch etwas Zuckerwatte und Minze, getrocknete Aprikosen

Finish

Kurz, fruchtig süß

Comments

Keine Offenbarung, aber ganz nett zu trinken

spigray
Connoisseur spigray Review note
22 Mar 2017 11:08 am
spigray gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.9
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
89
Finish
88
Price
88
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89
spigray
Connoisseur spigray Tasting note
22 Mar 2017 11:09 am
spigray gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Gin clear
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

Comments

very good stuff, a nice balance between bourbon and sherry maturation. rather fairly priced when it came out.
89/100

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