Convalmore 1962 CA

Overall rating
91.00/100
votes
15
Whiskybase ID
WB26460
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead's (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
11.1962
Bottled
02.1994
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Oak Cask
Strength
48.9 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Added on
30 oct 2011 7:50 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1149.81

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17 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Convalmore 1962 CA

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.00 points.

  1. JasonWhiskyWise scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Bees wax on the nose, a slight herbaceous note, lemon grass, dehydrated green apple and white pepper. Palate is definitely waxy and rich, sweet malt, dry apricots, almost a sourdough bread and the finish has this dusty old books and yeasty. Very nice dram and delicious.

    Tasted at The Whisky Exchange Old & Rare Show 2021; Waxy Masterclass. (Dram No.3 of 6)

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  3. Tokyo_Zurich did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Whiskyfun, August 16, 2021:
    Naturally, this stems from an 'oak cask', a mention that's always reassuring, just like the usual suffix 'Glenlivet'. Having said that, when they used to write 'oak cask' that may have meant 'as opposed to sherrywood'. I've never formally tasted any of those 1962s by CAD, but Angus tried some and thought they were wonderful. It is in 1962 that direct coal firing was replaced with steam at Convalmore, but I just don't know whether that occurred before, or after this baby was distilled. Probably after, as this was distilled in November 1962, so probably 'steamed' liked Chinese dumplings (hey I'm joking). Now, it was certainly distilled before they doubled the number of stills from 2 to 4, which happened in 1964. Colour: gold. Nose: it's going to be a tough fight, as this is splendid, sublimely fruity and yet a little sooty, extremely old-school, with some elegant meaty tones, some metal and furniture polish, beeswax, a wonderful little tartness (dried apple slices, Canadian apple icewine), then rather high-class Pu-her tea between the fifth and the tenth waters (I'm joking again). Wonderful and luminous. Mouth: creamy arrival, with a thick texture and some unexpected notes of all kinds of sweets and drops, orange drops, squash, then cassata, muesli, and this thing that I adore, honey ice-cream. Or nougat ice-cream. Finish: the finish is a little more on soot and old cellar, old magazines, perhaps even old cigars. Comments: the candy-like arrival is a little surprising, the rest is superb. Loses one or two points because of all those 'H&M candies'.
    SGP:652 - 90 points.

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