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Glencadam 1973 TWA

Overall rating
90.22/100
votes
82
Whiskybase ID
WB41575
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
The Perfect Dram
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
39 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
221
Strength
44.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 Apr 2013 9:06 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 410.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glencadam 1973 TWA

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.22 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2020] Another randomly pick out of my samples library for this year's advent calendar...

    ...which confirms the interesting Glencadam profile of the early seventies. It offers a lush fruitiness which reminds in some aspects of the MAOAM fruit gums (in a positive way). Dozens of different exotic and home-grown fruits combine to a flabbergasting profile hardly to be found in any other dram. Great stuff to quaff!
    • Nose
      93 93
      The colour is yellow gold and the nose offers a lush profile of all different kinds of fruits including the trademark MAOAM-style (fruit-gums) of many early seventies Glencadam releases. By the way, most prominent in this mix are the pineapples but there are overripe mangos, papayas, lychees, bananas and many more. All is topped with a spicy wooden sauce so it does not get unbalanced towards the sweetness and after some breathing waxy and mineral aromas enhance this nose further. This is both very exciting and enjoyable to sniff. After longer breathing time additional earthy-grassy notes join in while the pineapples retreat somewhat. It is very recommended to nose this dram for at least twenty minutes, better more.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The taste is very thick and chewable, again I am remembered of the MAOAM Glencadam impressions in a good way. More citric fruits (oranges, grapefruits) beside the pineapples, bananas and the like. The wood is a little stronger in the taste with fine spices countering the sweet attack together with waxes and chalky-mineral flavours. No, it is not layered but this mix is extremely interesting and dangerously quaffable.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The dram arrives a little hot and peppery on the palate with a fine coating mouthfeel without distracting moments. The finish is long and adds tasty coconut impressions (like a piña colada) and more spices (white pepper, ginger, mint). No distracting bitter or astringent moments at all despite 39 years of maturation. Water is not needed but does no harm either.

  2. MaltMartin scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Especially the nose is awesome; a tropical fruit basket with a lot of pineapple and coconut.
    • Nose
      Lots of tropical fruit; pineapple, lychee and papaya. Coconut. Sweet candy stick.
    • Taste
      Juicy and oily. Pineapple again. Bananas, peaches and apricots. Also oakiness, vanilla and honey. Spices of white pepper and ginger.
    • Finish
      Long and sweet. A tad bitterness. Even a bit salt. It'not very Multi-layered, more lemonade-ish.

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    Pretty much a fruit bomb, not overly complex but easy drinkable - I like it
    • Nose
      93 93
      Exotic fruits, pineapple, mango, peaches, overripe apricots, fried sugar banana, sticky honeycomb - great!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Little punchy, creamy, sirupy, sweet, fruity, more tropical fruits, candied fruits, jam, spices, pepper, cloves, little ginger - very good!
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, warm, sweet

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Papaya coconut pineapple and banana why not? Very pleasant

  5. gango4 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Aftertaste pleasant but not intense
    • Nose
      In the nose a stench of an undefined fruit, laziness, modern, bad breath. Alcoholic sharpness (?)
    • Taste
      In the mouth good quality, not clearly definable in the fruit, light.
    • Finish
      Departure rather short for his age.

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A fruit bomb and a very good one at that.

    Well worth looking out for.
    • Nose
      Pear, melon and apple, its a white fruit salad with notes of rose blossom.

      It smells very light and there is now notes of lemon Terry`s All Gold plain chocolate (The miniature barrel one)
    • Taste
      Jesus I was not expecting banana, the nose did certainly not indicate that?

      Its gets creamier and sweeter the more you have and now its more like pineapple than banana.

      Very smooth.
    • Finish
      Medium/long (between the two), smooth and sweet.

  8. whioli scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. LordBellamy scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    N: wow, very well matured, tropical fruits, strawberry, licorice, menthol, oak, vanilla, creamy, soft and full, very intense, sweet and salty G: Turkish honey, red fruit, a little nut Q: long, again Turkish honey, hardly any wood Exceptionally 92 points

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