Glencadam 15-year-old

Overall rating
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

Average value

€ 61,18

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230 × member ratings

475 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glencadam 15-year-old

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.75 points

  1. Martin1965 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: vanilla, caramel, light citrus notes Taste: vanilla, spices, oak Finish: Medium long and spicy Comment: Good strong and natural Malt - 87 points

  2. Misery scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Glencadam 15 yo | 46% | 21 + 22 + 21 + 21 = 85pts
    N: Freshly cut green grass, then goes into hay, fresh bright citrus, lime, lemon, sour orange, white grapes, barrel.
    T: Sour bomb, lemon, lime, bitter zest, sour dry white wine, malt notes.
    F: Long and warming, slightly astringent, malt, haymaking, white grapes.
    B: I would not call it a molt for every day, because the taste and the aftertaste here are just exaggeratedly sour and strong, but that’s interesting.

  3. Kaleva scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nice whisky, pleasant and easy going. It shows some complexity, with a fruity character but after a while opens very light smoky notes. Also it is priced fairly enough so the quality-price ratio is very good.
    • Nose
      Fresh, green pear, green apple, orange zest, vanilla touch, honey and strawberry notes
    • Taste
      Sweet, malty, soft spices, oat cookies, butter, touch of smoke
    • Finish
      Short, rather dry, nutty

  4. mosesumike scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very strong character Whisky with all the features you want during the tasting. Sometimes more but less of everything to discover. Among the 15s one of the best.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Roasted aromas of salted nuts with grassy floral notes with hints of mint. A very balanced vanilla nose while slowly turning into citrus notes. Very fine.
    • Taste
      86 86
      A very strong mouthfeel. The pepper plays the main role and distributes sweet malty notes. At the same time he holds with floral feeling what the nose promises.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium to long and neat peppery, very pleasant.

  5. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      ripe fruits, beautiful coconut - butter biscuit sweetness
    • Taste
      fruity - sweet
    • Finish

  6. Jordanite scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    I bought this whisky shortly after Ralfy awarded it his Whisky of the Year 2017. It was something of a surprise to find that the community here at WB have rated it comparatively poorly. This is a subtle malt and impresses due to its refinement rather than its big in-your-face character. One might even say that it is rather dignified!
    • Nose
      The nose immediately reminded me of candied orange peel, however pear and soft strawberries are also present. Behind that sits a hint of brioche and the usual suspect of ex-Bourbon casks: vanilla.
    • Taste
      The arrival begins with a mouthwatering citrus hit followed by a clear cereal note. These flavours are lightly accompanied by hints of oak, wax and vanilla. The 46% strength is just nice for me with no alcohol burn. What stands out about this malt is the clarity. Despite containing a variety of flavours, each one stands in contrasting zones on the tongue.
    • Finish
      The oak spiciness grows stronger in the finish, but not unpleasantly so. Accompanying this is a lingering lemon tang and again, very slight vanilla.

      Review for 2014 bottling: L14 01104.

  7. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    he is also astringent but not as strong as the 10s
    I like it much better than the 10, which caresses the palate
    • Nose
      Pear and brown apple jump out of the glass, slightly raisins, sweetness, a bit dusty, a minimal smoky note
      Vanilla comes later and fights through, in addition to malt and even later a light Böllernote
    • Taste
      soft and silky on the palate
      sweet, sherry leicker, well spicy, oak is stronger, later becomes bitter again and a slight hint of sulfur (with a minimal furry feeling on tongue)
    • Finish
      medium to long
      Sweet and bitter change, oak is more, slightly earthy but that fits, slightly chocolate or chocolate

  8. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
      citric fruits
    • Taste
      86 86
      fruits, pepper
    • Finish
      83 83
      quite powerful peppery finish, hint of a green apple

  9. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    The Complete Review is available on mrbarleycorn.com
    • Nose
      Fresh, fruity, slightly maritime, reminiscent of the northern Highlands cereal notes are the first thing in my nose and through my head. The freshness and fruit goes in the direction of citrus notes, but also apple and pear are to be found. After some time, caramel and some woody spicy notes emerge.
    • Taste
      On the tongue, the malt is first of all very creamy and really sweet. Then, with every second in the mouth intensifying tingling on the tongue. Caramel I can now recognize more clearly on the tongue. The cereal note is also to taste and harmonizes wonderfully with the citrus note of Glencadam. Apple and pears are back with the party, a little tamer than the nose but promised.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium in length, still sweet and malty-grained. Towards the end, a slightly woody spiciness comes through.

  10. Whisky101 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A really interesting dram that you should be able to get a lot from. 
    • Nose
      A really interesting and complex nose; you need some time to examine all of it. Cereals, porridge, honey, High alcohol at first, settles to lemon and salt notes (sea air in the background).
    • Taste
      A little sweetness at first, then it changes a lot and is not overly sweet. Creamy, vanilla but light, honey, spices, notes of oak. There is a lot going on in this whisky. It an take some water; this opens up more grassy and herbal notes, although you expect more fruit, it doesn't come and it goes in a very different direction. 
    • Finish
      Long. Changes over time from medium sherry to a slight sour sherry note. 


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