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Overall rating
88.20/100
votes
7
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Dumpy Bottle
Vintage
12.1964
Bottled
06.1979
Stated Age
14 years old
Strength
45.7 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
16 Sep 2008 5:34 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 0,00

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2 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glencadam 1964 CA

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.20 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2017]  After a lot of newish stuff over the last weeks I need a real oldie tonight.  That is why I selected this sample out of my library from a time when I neither did tasting notes nor scored whisky.  But I can do this tonight (thanks to my sample library)...

    The colour is old gold and the texture shows fat sticky tears that build very slow legs. The nose is of that typical Glencadam bubblegum aroma that some people adore and others hate.  I find this really distinctive especially when mixed with these herbal, tobacco and cooked fruits aromas as in this case.  It is a little leathery too, and smells like an old library room.  It arrives warming and coating in the mouth with some peppery moments.  The taste is not as strange as is the nose and offers a very fruity (mainly exotic fruits) and spring floral profile.  The finish is of medium length and adds some quince flavours that are delicious.  It dries out at the end (cardboardy, papers).  Water is not needed as it increases the strange aromas and flavours only without adding new impressions.  

    A very unusual dram with a strange (but interesting) nose and a quite nice taste and finish.  That is why I am into single malt whisky:  I regularly find new and interesting tastes even after 25 years of drinking this stuff...
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. rolabob scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/01/22/one-of-tomohs-after-partys/

    N: Dunnage fruits personified.
    T: Unsurprising spirity given we followed a 41yo with 14. Evolves on a bone-dry sweet grapefruit fruitiness.
    F: Sweet dry grapefruit,…
    C: Context is everything. Despite my scant notes, this is a hugely pleasing malt in its entirety. We peak as hysterics set in.

    Scores a B+

  4. getz did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    A lovely, and extremely rare bottle of 1964 vintage single malt from the little-seen Glencadam distillery, bottled at 80 proof by Cadenhead`s in 1979.

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