...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!
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.
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.
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.