Candlekitty 2010 DeDr

Overall rating
86.76/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB185820
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Decadent Drinks (DeDr)
Bottling serie
Equinox & Solstice Summer Edition
Vintage
2010
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Three First Fill Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
973
Strength
48.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Artwork by E K Fitzgibbon
Added on
21 jun 2021 1:21 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 99.28

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Whisky reviews for Candlekitty 2010 DeDr

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.76 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Photo Moderator

    Quity spicy
    • Nose
      87 87
      White wine, vinous notes, sultanas, quince, yellow fruits, hints of varnish, waxes, honey, spices, pepper, ripe forrest berries
    • Taste
      86 86
      More vinous notes, quince, yellow fruits, hay, honey, subtle sweetness, little kippery, spices, pepper, citric, vanilla, minerals
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, warm, spicy, citric

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  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    On the mineral side of Clynelish with some lemon drops, pear, chalk, candied fruits, cereals, young but very nice

  4. galg33 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Nose: Yes, this one’s a real kitty from Brora village, and nothing can hide that, from the first sniff: waxy and leafy and a bit autumnal (if I might say so), A bit dusty as well, with some nice minerality, but also a nice sweet note as well, mostly on green sour apples and maybe lime-infused sponge cake with the faintest hint of pear. further nosing reveals a hint of mint and more lime, more wax, and some wood char.

    Palate: More lemony on the palate, with lemon and lime rind up front, maybe herbal as well, with cut grass, and grapefruit pith. The waxy/oily/dusty flavors are certainly here on the 2nd wave of sensations, and more of the green apple / unripe pear which turns creamier with vanilla and cereal notes towards the ending.

    Finish: Medium long with the sweet cereals, salty shortbread, and waxy/dusty notes going on for some time…

    Conclusion: I am quite the Clynelish lover myself (I am not alone, i know it) and this is a very well-made 10-year-old ‘Kitty’, by Decadent Drinks, looking fwd to more of their bottlings, so keep an eye for those coming soon!

  5. finalcut scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    A pile of green peeled fruits was crushed by an excavator in the mining plant.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Green apples, hedges, mint and citrus. The alcohol feels heavier, accompanied by a sour fragrance.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The entrance is very sweet, like orange juice, but turned into green apples. The scent of lemon peel and the bitterness of grapefruit peel.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Very long ore and grapefruit peel. Very bitter!

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/08/12/spotlight-on-decadent-drinks/

    This is DDs ‘summer release’ Candlekitty, made up from three first-fill bourbon barrels – “not married but collided”, as Angus describes it. Candlekitty is used for Whiskysponge bottling[s] too.

    N: Everyday/session dram nose, one showing excellent weight and texture. Less waxy than the name might suggest [I know, it’s just a distillery reference], this one [for me] is all about the doughy/cake mix fusty~yeasty beer with a soft squidgy fruity and lemon citrus side,.. really buttery > hay.

    T: Straight-ahead, delicious. Tasting as it smells, this is very ‘on point’ with a straw-lemon astringency/vibrancy and nice waxy/gluey chew,.. pancake-y also. There are plenty of parcels of this stuff and style around, explains Angus – the SMWS having plenty of [2011/12] vintages, for example. Angus likes this one,.. “in keeping with old 12yo”, he says [WB].

    F: Rob gets Blu-tac, a note hinting at the waxy/industrial side of Clynelish. Copydex taps at the same vein. Clean/industrial, remaining straight-ahead at the death.  

    C: A decadent sighter. I see this working/fitting into any lineup.

  7. Glenrothes1973 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. MaltHaus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Grassy and peaches. No bite, no waxy, no citrusy, no harsh, no layering as such. Just a very pleasant tropical fruits and some chocolate shaving. With 3 drops of water: a tad minty, but compensated by delicate honey and sugar notes, without particularly fruity.
    • Taste
      83 83
      The dram is soft on arrival as it can possibly come. Dissolving fast on the palate but not before harmonising sublimely with nutty, honey and some orange peels seemingly attached to syrupy/molasses blend. With water: melt in the mouth instantly with leaving behind gorgeously weighted degree of fine milk minted chocolate.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium short. Struggle to leave any Clynelish’s imprint. But the sweetness gang together to form a delightful diversion while the vanilla and nuttiness combo takes you to the exit.

  9. -sAxo- scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

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