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Glencadam 21-year-old

Overall rating
85.47/100
votes
198
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

Average value

€ 123,19

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All versions

Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
21
Finish
21
Balance
21

Tastingtags

43 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
There is no accounting for taste...
detachedblue
Expert Junior detachedblue Tasting note
26 Mar 2018 12:38 pm
detachedblue gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Old gold
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.

Comments

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.

Rosebank88
Expert Senior Rosebank88 Tasting note
17 Feb 2018 9:46 pm
Rosebank88 gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Ausgesprochen aromatisch, duftig und blumig. Lindenblüten aber auch Lindenblütenhonig, vollreife Wachsrenetten, etwas Ingwer und im Hintergrund erdiger sowie mineralischer. Später Puderzucker, Orangen, etwas Zimt, Vanille und helle Winegums.

Taste

Öliger Antritt aromatischer Antritt mit schöner wurzelartriger Ingwerwürze, Enzian?, blumige Noten von Kamille, Lindenblüten, Minze und kräuterreichem Heu sowie wachsigen und nussigen Anklängen.

Finish

Lang, herbe Eiche und wachsige Noten und Minze.

Comments
MY MALTS
Expert Senior MY MALTS Note
10 Feb 2018 5:50 pm
MY MALTS gave this whisky 90 points

Sehr süss, Ananas-Bombe...

slàinte mhath
mister glenfarclas
Connoisseur mister glenfarclas Tasting note
22 Jan 2018 8:09 pm
mister glenfarclas gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Old gold
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.

Comments

Very well balanced whisky. Nicely made. Really enjoyable.

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

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