- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The Rather Dignified
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- American oak, ex Bourbon casks
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 03 Jan 2013 7:57 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glencadam 15-year-old
36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.07 points
- Aroma: vanilla, caramel, light citrus notes Taste: vanilla, spices, oak Finish: Medium long and spicy Comment: Good strong and natural Malt - 87 points
- bought as it was ralfy whisky of the year for 2018. this is the kind of "lowland style highland" that he likes, similar to some balblairs. I like 'em too. my palate needs warming up before this but then it's really nice. 6/10
soft fresh pear and apple, gentle vanillins and oak spices giving a hint of the age. an subtle nose that works but doesn't wow.
sweet and sour, medium bodied, and showing its maturity. malty sweetness intertwined with a green note and acidity - more on the acetic side than citrus. orange juice, some salted roasted nuts, indeed this one is bit 'maritime' as well. edit: as it's opening up more, the profile is more sweet forward, with barley sugar and swizzels refresher chews (a type of candy). nice!
medium with the fruits from the nose and a good bit of oak.
- He wouldn’t call him Molt for every day, because the taste and aftertaste here is simply acidic and aggressive, but that’s interesting.
Freshly cut green grass, then goes into hay, fresh bright citruses, lime, lemon, sour orange, white grapes, barrel.
Sour bomb, lemon, lime, zest bitter, sour dry white wine, malt notes.
Long and warming, slightly astringent, malt, haymaking, white grapes.
- A very strong whisky with all the properties you want when tasting. Sometimes more but less of everything to discover. One of the good guys in the 15s.
Roasted aromas over salted nuts with grassy floral notes with a hint of mint. A very balanced vanilla nose and slowly changing to citrus notes. Remains grainy and on the dry side. But fine.
A very strong mouthfeel. The pepper plays the main role and distributes sweet malty notes. At the same time, it does what the nose promised with a floral feel.
Medium and peppery, very pleasant. All in all a recommendation from the PLV. Not a highlight! The 21 is much more adult.
- Nearly as good as the 13-y.o. "The Re-awakening", which boasts a cleaner, crisper finish and therefore stays ahead by one point.
All on clean, citric fruitiness and dry, spicy oak. No frills, no tricks, nothing flashy, rather dignified indeed. Very deep and refined nose at this age; seems older than it is.
A freshly opened bottle (or sample) may come across as too tart and austere, but with time, air, and a splash of water it becomes a thing of beauty: Creamy, rich, jam-packed with super clean ex-bc flavors. Apricot, honey, assorted breakfast cereals, bitter (or blood) oranges, and a chalky minerality. Like many Glencadams, it becomes a bit bitter at the death, which may not be for everyone, but if you like this kind of style (which I do), it's pretty flawless. Also very condensed and rich for 46%; takes water well and keeps on changing with almost every glass you pour.
Glencadam can often seem as if it hailed from Speyside, but this one surely goes out like a robust Highlander. Barley sugars, indistinct vegetal notes, citric minerality, and plenty of power for the standard ABV.
- From a tasting by Glencadam 10, 15 and 21: Darker in the nose than the twenty-one year old, more plum, dark raisins. The taste is similar to that of the 21-year-old, surprisingly complex and intense for a 15-year-old. Both are excellent whiskys that can take a good splash of water. Glencadam is a real new discovery for me (only the Glencadam 10 is falling off sharply).
An incredibly warm, beautiful mouthfeel when you drink this whisky. You have to let it stand a little before drinking it. Now I found out that it was Ralfy's Whisky of the Year 2017. Rightly so! very good value for money.
malted barley, grist, there
Halfway between Dundee and Aberdeen you’ll find the village Brechin, where the Glencadam Distillery was founded in 1825 (near the closed North Port-Brechin distillery, by the way). In 2003 the distillery was taken over by Angus Dundee Distillers PLC (who also own Tomintoul) that – besides bulk delivery to Ballantine’s and Stewart’s Cream of the Barely – really put this gentle Highlander on the map as a single malt. This 15 Year Old is labelled ‘The Rather Dignified’.
Soft and very accessible nose on citrus fruit, vanilla, freshly cut grass with a hint of coconut, mint and green grapes.
Very creamy on the palate with an immediate big pepperiness. Then a truckload of sweet and sour citrus fruit explodes on your palate. The whole is wrapped in vanilla and sweet barley sugars. A floral note shines through. Very fresh and summery.
The finish is medium long on more of the same.
Nothing earth shattering, but very honest for that price (around 60 EUR).