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Glencadam 15-year-old

Overall rating
83.99/100
votes
285
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Rather Dignified
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
American oak, ex Bourbon casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021349761334
Added on
03 Jan 2013 7:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 64.40

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Whisky Reviews for Glencadam 15-year-old

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.99 points

  1. Martin1965 scored this whisky 87 points 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. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    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
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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!
    • Finish
      medium with the fruits from the nose and a good bit of oak.

  3. PaulDvorak scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    He wouldn’t call him Molt for every day, because the taste and aftertaste here is simply acidic and aggressive, but that’s interesting.
    • Nose
      Freshly cut green grass, then goes into hay, fresh bright citruses, lime, lemon, sour orange, white grapes, barrel.
    • Taste
      Sour bomb, lemon, lime, zest bitter, sour dry white wine, malt notes.
    • Finish
      Long and warming, slightly astringent, malt, haymaking, white grapes.

  4. Moses scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      88 88
      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.
    • Taste
      86 86
      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.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium and peppery, very pleasant. All in all a recommendation from the PLV. Not a highlight! The 21 is much more adult.

  5. Whiskonaut scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    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.

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

  7. Wolf68 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Wolv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      malted barley, grist, there
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Honest

    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).

  10. Jackson05 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A quaffable malt that does not require too much analytics. A honey, spicy, vanilla profile with a dried apricot thrown in. A solid malt to share with friends, but not overly memorable.

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