Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
World Whiskies - Individual Cask
Stated Age
18 years old
Ex Cabernet Sauvignon Hogshead
Number of bottles
52.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 Mar 2015 11:19 am by ARDBERG
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 172.66

6 × in wishlist

20 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cradle Mountain 1996 CA

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.00 points

  1. notesofmalt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasmania Single Malt / Cradle Mountain 1996-2015, 18 years, 52.9% alc.
    Bottler: Cadenhead's
    Extending: Cabernet Sauvignon Cask
    Region: Australia Limited to 132 bottles Nose: Salty popcorn, peanuts, almonds and caramel. Then on the one hand grapes and on the other hand brandy vinegar, very special. Again and again I come back with the thoughts on the peanuts, later join chocolate and English orange marmalade. Menthol is also in the background, but it's hard to track down. Palate: Schnapspralinen with bean sprouts. Orange marmalade, nuts and various spices, the oak wood tingles and looks peppery, but without any bitterness. These are mixed with slight sulfur notes and dark fruits. Finish: Long and fruity, spicy and with clear wood aromas. The nuts come back with malt and light grass notes. What remains is an occupied mouth with associations with fruits, wood, cocoa and somehow mushrooms. Conclusion: Hui, he is really special and extraordinary. The wine barrel has given the whisky its very own style, not a simple malt. But if you want to get more complicated and take your time, you will find a pearl here. 83/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 160 €)
    Thanks to Cadenhead's Berlin for the rehearsal!
    Original post in the blog with photo: http://notesofmalt.de/notes-Japan,-France ,-Switzerland-usw/Tasmania-Single-Malt-Cradle-Mountain,-1996-2015,-18yo,-52,9-CA /

  2. maurisso scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Looks like Fernet.

  3. Georges scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      69 69
    • Taste
      69 69
    • Finish
      69 69

  4. Georges scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peanut butter, figs, chocolate, cranberries
    • Taste
      Cherries, nutty, oaky, bitter
    • Finish
      Medium long, cherries, bitter

  5. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Quite a freaky whisky off the ordinary path, though the wine cask works well here for a change. A hint of after eights paired with "Erfrischungsstäbchen" - sticks with orange syrup which is sugarcoated and surrounded by chocolate.

    Weird but good but also comparatively too expensive.

  6. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Cadenhead notes:

    Tasmanian Single Malt - Cradle Mountain from The Small Concern Whisky Distillery ex Cabernet Sauvignon cask! 1996 18y/o 52.9%

    Nose: Peanut butter, balsamic vinegar and soya sauce. Black cherries, figs, chocolate and redcurrant jelly.
    Taste: Big fruitiness with soft wood smoke, dry spices and more nuttiness. Almond butter and spiced orange notes.
    Finish: A big whisky; rich, nutty, fruity and very meaty. A whisky to chew on.


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