Glencadam 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 Oct 2013 2:21 pm

Average value

€ 41.40

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547 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glencadam 10-year-old

59 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.27 points

  1. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    A simple wood-vanilla malt, with hints of lemon candy, honey, dough and vanilla baking in the aroma, a taste that repeats the aroma with a dominant vanilla and wood tones, and a simple malt-vanilla finish.
    A sort of simple tasty “vanilla”, on this malt you can teach the theory of what vanilla means in single malt scotch tapes.

    RATING: 82pts - [n21, t20, f20, b21] → | 80-82: Ordinary |

  2. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This relatively young whisky was a real nice surprise. It is different. It is tasteful. Naturally presented. And for a friendly price. One word springs in mind: buy!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Nice aromatic wood. Vanilla. Sweet perfume. Fresh citrus fruit. Savoury fresh herbs.
      With water the nose is sweeter, softer, more balanced.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Hot alcohol arrival. Bitter development of fresh grapefruit. Dry. Dried savoury herbs.
      With water the arrival is sweet and bitter. And short. The development takes over from a dry bitter into juicy fresh citrus fruits of all sorts.
    • Finish
      84 84
      A citrussy finish with dry savoury herbs in the end.

  3. wbarchive_380086 scored this whisky 74 points Member Junior

    Color: Straw gold.
    ABV: 46%.

    Nose: Spirituous, bright. Freshly cut grass, sour dried fruits, a piece of wood, an oak barrel, a lemon with sugar. [n20]

    Taste: Bright, sweet. Pear, apple, lemon is gone (sorry). Pepper and spices. [t17]

    Finish: long, simple. Sweetness, vanilla, cereals. Somewhere far is milk chocolate. [f18]

    Balance: Not a bad drink, which seemed to me to be excessively aggressive. Maybe because of the heat, maybe because of what else. Very interestingly decorated with vanilla. It seems banal sugar, then manifests itself. A good sour lemon in a scent that, to disappointment, completely disappears in taste. Freshness I would like more, with such a flavor, which more or less draws this drink. A bottle would not take. [b19]

    Score n + t + f + b: 74

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I was surprised at how good this whisky is, a real easy sipper with enough flavour to keep you interested.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    It’s a proper, decently fruity, light single malt that works on most occasions.
    • Nose
      Light and spirit forward with fruits like mush banana, green grapes and a touch of mango, but also a fair amount of vanilla custard.
    • Taste
      Sweet vanilla arrival and barley sugar with a spicy follow-up. Slightly peppery and a touch of chalk also. Finally a whiff of straw.
    • Finish
      More of the same. Short to medium in length.

  6. Thecreg84 scored this whisky 77 points Newbie

    • Nose
      85 85
      Delightful lemon zingyness. Really like this.
    • Taste
      70 70
      Pretty sharp upfront, gives way.to some sweetness but the lemon is gone which a shame
    • Finish
      75 75
      Dry and a little bitter, spicy and woody. Decent

  7. Pulteney83 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Green apple, cereal, creamy, grapes, citrus and miniral. The taste is fresh, vanilla, cereal, fruity, apple, pears and creamy. A good 10 year old spirit driven highland malt.

  8. The_Osprey scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Glencadam 10, 46% non chill filtered no added colouring. Soft aroma of white mice sweets, oak, buttermilk, vanilla yoghurt. Watery and lightweight in the mouth. Taste is soft, easy, light supple spirit, some fruity esters, nicely restrained oak, indistinct soft apple notes. Clean tasty spirit. Nothing amazing but a good straight-forward whisky 3.45/82

  9. Dutchdram scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
      Vanilla followed by hints of lemon and fruity toffees. A note of bourbon together with oak and a little hint of cinnamon. At the end it smells soapy with a hint of cut flowers.
    • Taste
      72 72
      Very bourbon-ish. Notes of oak, malt, bitter macarons, marzipan and at the end a little note of vanilla. Nothing special actually.
    • Finish
      73 73
      Short with notes of oak, and small notes of cinnamon and grass.

  10. neurosploit scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      vanilla, sweet flowers, citrus, plantain (banana), green grapes, pear, freshly cut grass, bit of oak
    • Taste
      the cacao butteryness from milk and white chocolate, honey, citrus notes, dry, bit of bitterness, oak spice
    • Finish
      medium finish, sweet, vanilla, bit of citrus sourness, slight bitterness


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