Glencadam 17-year-old Triple Cask Portwood Finish

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Stated Age
17 years old
Bourbon Casks + Port Wood Finish
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
CBSC 03.03.15
Added on
30 Mar 2015 12:33 pm by Angelos

Average value

€ 118.85

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67 × member ratings

119 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glencadam 17-year-old Triple Cask Portwood Finish

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.03 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Typical port taverns pour out of the glass immediately after pouring and umscheicheln Nase tip. Very sweet, red fruits, malt, caramel and hints of spicy oak are my first impressions. Plenty of cherries, raspberries, plums and blueberries adorn a full basket of fruit. This is followed by strong caramel sweets, vanilla, oranges and delicate oak notes. The alcohol content of 46% is very well integrated.
    • Taste
      Silky soft, the malt wets the entire mouth. At the same time, the sweet, red fruits unfold with such a high (and fresh) intensity, which I would not have expected due to the rather slight nose in the form. The taste is dominated by cherries, ripe plums and a handful of raisins. Crème brûlée, caramel and toasted malt join in a timely manner. Somewhat hesitantly, but then noticeably noticeable, the spicy oak notes are gaining momentum. A pleasant bitterness already awakens on the palate and contrasts very well with the sweet and fruity onset.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet and pleasantly warm. The dark fruits sparkle with a nice residual sweetness, before it gets spicier in the end. Various spices and plenty of oak indicate with bitter chocolate notes and walnuts that the malt was allowed to ripen for 17 years. The balanced contrast of sweet fruit notes and spicy aromas is very well done.

  2. Noface83 scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Nose: summer is here in the glass! Immature plums, wild fruits and lemon. Add some wet wood, malt and vanilla.
    Taste: sweet and malty. Now ripe plums and raisins. Summery fresh and getting sweeter in the finish. Pfanner-Eistee forest fruits and subtly spicy oak which sets the sweetness a nice bitterness. The finish is long and very pleasant.
    Conclusion: a really delicious malt then flourishes in the mouth and a smile on the mouth conjures. But why must he be so dear dear guys from Glencadam?
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. etwa77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very nice, desert whisky.. not overly complex, but quite
    delicious, nevertheless.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Cognac and coffee for the adults, while the children help themselves to grandma’s plum and sour cherry preserves, her house smelling of old cotton, leather and a bit dusty.. meadow flowers and mint.. sweet, lavender honey.. very nice, layered nose, albeit a bit subdued.
    • Taste
      86 86
      a sweeter version of Benromach 10 with more flowers and less bitter orange rind.. again a bit of cognac and a bit of coffee. It stings just a bit, but not enough to start a fire. A whisky for hippies :)

      It’s the creamy, mild, well rounded sweetness that makes this whisky pleasant and very drinkable.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The mouth snuggles under a light duvet of sweet cinnamon and white pepper.. some moroccan mint tea and a bit of vanilla in the end.

  5. Whisky_in_Saxony scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Deep, reach, port, fruity (red), long and intense

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    he needs time - otherwise he is harsh and spicy - with patience he is much fruity
    • Nose
      88 88
      Date, orange, lemon with peel, sage, lavender, mint, slightly pleasant musty after damp old wood - leather, orange oil
    • Taste
      87 87
      sweet and spicy, plum jam, tobacco leaves, cinnamon and gingerbread spice, fine-sour sage, cut flowers, espresso, ground leather - a nonspecific, soapy base note
    • Finish
      86 86
      warm, slightly bitter, roasted nuts, bay leaf

  7. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very tasty malt. Can you drink well? However, it does not necessarily have to be a big bottle on the shelf.
    • Nose
      Strawberry jam. Rice pudding with cherries. Snot grits, which is not too sweet. In addition, citrus. Lemon cake and orange scrub. Also fresh branches.
    • Taste
      Pretty cute. Sugared fruit tea. Toffee. Berries cereal. Somewhat vain notes come through. Then the red fruits become more sour. Haribo Pasta Frutta.
    • Finish
      Blood orange. Pomegranate. Subtle oak spice.

  8. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    *Sampled at Whisky Live Manila 2017

    since it is a port finished, it only got the nice rose color of port but sadly not the beauty of it’s taste, too boring still

  9. Macheye scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    There’s quite a lot going on with this Glencadam. The nose is rather different to the taste - the former favouring spirit-driven red fruits, the latter showing a lot more cask influenced character. I found that a drop of water provided a touch more balance across the palate. Nevertheless, tasty stuff which is worth trying if you can.

    • Nose
      The slightly pink hue of the dram comes across in the nose – strawberries, red berries and some tart rhubarb. There’s some real spirit character here – it’s lively, herbal and slightly steely. Cask influence is already present with gentle peppery spicing.
    • Taste
       Lively sweet and spicy. Red fruits continue and provide satisfying sweetness - these are bolstered by deeper malts and citrus sharpness. Spicy and char really amp up the delivery and development of this whisky with black pepper, nutmeg, toasted oak and light cask-driven smoke. There’s a nice level of floral/herbalness running through her – quite estery.
    • Finish
      Medium long, spicy fruits and a final burst of salinity.

  10. fileosoph scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86


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