Glencadam 15-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 66.43

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Whisky Reviews for Glencadam 15-year-old

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.10 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. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nearly as good as the 13-y.o. "The Re-awakening", which boasts a cleaner, crisper finish and therefore stays ahead by one point.
    • Nose
      87 87
      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.
    • Taste
      88 88
      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.
    • Finish
      86 86
      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.

  3. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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.

  4. wbarchive_875995 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.

  5. 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.

  6. MLE scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Koning scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Same fresh and fruity character as the 10, but a bit sweeter and more complex. A honest bourbon matured malt with loads of character!

  9. Foudos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. 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.


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