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

Average value

€ 40.44

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412 × member ratings

704 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glencadam 10-year-old

48 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.16 points

  1. 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.

  2. PaulDvorak scored this whisky 82 points 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 |

  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. coldsun scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very light and sweet whisky, really smooth, tasty and elegant. Probably it is not very complex and deep but tasty anyway.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Honey, green apple, plum, vanilla, caramel, citric zest, lemon with light hints of oak wood.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Honey, citruses, buttermilk, green apple, cream.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Citric spices.

  5. Jabarkas scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Sweeter and slightly less fruity than Deanston 12, not that complex though. Very nice dram. I would recommend it as a good choice among non-peated scotch whiskies from ex-bourbon barrels. Sadly for this one, Deanston 12 is for similar price and it is more interesting.
    • Nose
      honey, cream, citrusy, vinegar
    • Taste
      spices, alcohol, simple sweatness, candies, mild oaky bitterness, floral
    • Finish
      short, citrusy

  6. Martin1965 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Seasoning, caramel, citrus,
    • Taste
      Caramel, vanilla and then lemons again
    • Finish
      Long and strong

      The 46% have a lot of power

  7. Allandale did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    simply and good
    • Nose
      Lively, intense. Grassy freshness and citrus tones with hints of spicy oak.
    • Taste
      Rounded elegance. Clean, crisp citrus tones. A pleasing harmony between a natural sweetness and the soft spice oak.
    • Finish
      Medium long, soothing. Rich clean barley and gristy sweetness.

  8. A0525 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. 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.

  10. 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.


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