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Overall rating
91.02/100
votes
48
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whisky-Fässle (W-F)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Vintage
1974
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
37 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Cask
Strength
41.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Duck Label
Bottled for
a Joint Bottling with Whiskybase.com
Added on
05 Oct 2011 9:09 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 296,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glencadam 1974 W-F

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.02 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Galia melon, litchi, vanilla, apricot, caramel and apple.
    • Taste
      Galia melon, apricot, vanilla, apple and caramel. With water some porridge.
    • Finish
      Galia melon, vanilla, caramel, apple and porridge.

  2. Willie JJ scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I find this a bit watery but it's not my first dram of the night and perhaps it should have been.
    • Nose
      Redolent of age with mustiness and bung cloth, but plenty of underlying interest. Faintly floral and deliciously malty at the start. stewed fruits rise to the surface and mingle with the malt.
    • Taste
      The age is evident in the palate too. Delicate stewed fruit compote is full of charm but it's not intense and requires concentration.
    • Finish
      The spices come through and add cinnamon to the stewed fruit.

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This was clearly a
    good cask, with the oak and sherry supporting the Glencadam character instead
    of overpowering it. Class!
    • Nose
      The nose is lucious
      and soft. Besides a lot of herbal hints, I get a nice jacket of fruits with
      blood oranges, juicy mandarins, passion fruit and unripe pineapple. Praliné and
      a soft touch of oak. All very subtle.
    • Taste
      On the palate it is
      soft and somewhat creamy. The fruit returns, but the spices are a lot louder
      now, giving strength to this dram. Some herbal tea, white pepper, ginger and
      liquorice.
    • Finish
      The finish is silky
      soft and absolutely not drying, but rather short.

  4. I_SPEY scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Glencadam 1974 WhF  41.5%

    Color :  light yellow

    Nose :  briny, sherryish, oilyish, with flowers, hints of fruit and some herbs

    Taste :  fruity, a touch of oil, something like bread, but it isn`t bread!, slightly nutty

    Finish:  same and short to medium long, a little dry

    Com. :  a subtle whisky, very enjoyable!

    Thanks again(although some time ago) , CJ and M.

  5. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Not a flavour bomb, but still an excellent balance and pleasant 'oldness'. A great example of this overlooked distillery.
    • Nose
      Complex and refined. A slightly subdued fruity layer (orange, tangerine, maybe guava) with additional layers of dried flowers and soft herbs (lovage), a leathery / oily touch and faint hints of mocha. Subtle oak as well. More delicately sherried than last year's Malts of Scotland release.
    • Taste
      Not extremely powerful (no surprise) but pleasant. Fruity notes (oranges), a little ginger and hints of herbal tea. Leather notes and oak.

       
    • Finish
      Similar flavours. Medium long, nicely balanced and not too dry.

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