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Overall rating
82.08/100
votes
383
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

€ 40,59

34 × in wishlist

383 × member ratings

63 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glencadam 10-year-old

45 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.08 points

  1. pdby 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 |

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. A0525 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

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