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Overall rating
82.12/100
votes
344
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021349761327
Added on
02 Oct 2013 2:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 39.93

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344 × member ratings

607 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glencadam 10-year-old

41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.12 points

  1. 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

  2. johnamo scored this whisky 65 points Member Senior

    Not great. Young, spirity, harsh. Notes of pear and lemon just blasted by overriding alcohol. Thin vanilla syrup with some bitterness. Not something I will drink neat again.

  3. 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.

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Fresh, pure, sweetish, bright fruits, malty and some licorice. Very classic, but delicious.

  5. Mephisto scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Okay, but young. There is power, but the alcohol is too aggressive. Needs some more time ...
    • Nose
      83 83
      Sour apple and immature pear. Fresh like lemon. Some wheat. A tiny bit of cold smoke.
    • Taste
      80 80
      A bit pungent, Malt and wheat - a lot of crop. Not much fruit, the sweetness of syrup. Young, fresh, immature.
    • Finish
      77 77
      A bit weak, cold smoke again, maybe ashes and burnt nuts. Dry finally

  6. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: passion fruit, mandarin, banana, peach. But something like that. Bourbon barrel flavors that are already in the direction of Irish whisky with Madeira ripening (Teeling, Bushmills).

    Taste: Exact as the nose, then pans nicely on corn (!), Vanilla and coffee and cocoa notes. Strong. For ten years and Bourbon barrels an insane oak flavor with perfect balance.

    Finish: Wonderful, delicate cocoa flavors rise up the throat. A beautiful, finely tuned, if not too long experience. But crazy on point. Chapeau.

    A little too flowery / fruity for my taste (the Arran 10 is more like my collar size), but the finish is almost enough to justify the purchase alone.

  7. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    he is not my thing
    he felt a bit deep and the bitterness dominated me too much
    • Nose
      young and a little bit sprightly, it bumps into the nose, good pear, malt gets stronger, slightly vanilla gets a bit stronger, later it's slightly chemical and peanut
    • Taste
      oily and soft on the palate
      the alcohol is bubbling, very spicy and bitter, slightly malt, oak (so a new oak table), later pear, bitter jam (but not orange), very late slightly vanilla and nougat in the throat
    • Finish
      Oak, bitter and stronger, the nougat is back
      very astringent !!

  8. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    he is not my thing
    he felt a bit deep and the bitterness dominated me too much
    • Nose
      young and a little bit sprightly, it bumps into the nose, good pear, malt gets stronger, slightly vanilla gets a bit stronger, later it's slightly chemical and peanut
    • Taste
      oily and soft on the palate
      the alcohol is bubbling, very spicy and bitter, slightly malt, oak (so a new oak table), later pear, bitter jam (but not orange), very late slightly vanilla and nougat in the throat
    • Finish
      Oak, bitter and stronger, the nougat is back
      very astringent !!

  9. ctu scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Light floral, fruity whisky with good value for money.
    • Nose
      Flowers, fruits: apple and pear, citruses, honey, vanilla, grass.
    • Taste
      Light and fruity. Apple and pear, citruses. Herbals.
    • Finish
      Medium length, sour, dry.

  10. Opeth83 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very nice, naked whisky. Powerful for a 10 years old, a little (too) hot in the finish. One of the better valued 10 years old whisky, paid "only" 28 euro for a bottle. 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

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