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Glencadam 19-year-old

Overall rating
85.75/100
votes
67
Whiskybase ID
WB79071
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish
Bottled
02.02.2016
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butts Finish
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
l16 o1651 cb2
Barcode
5021349702979
Added on
02 Mar 2016 7:03 pm by Gonathras
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 137.43

14 × in wishlist

67 × member ratings

100 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glencadam 19-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.75 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Sherry - sweet, red fruits, juicy blood oranges, in good balance with delicious Bourbon barrel wood flavors Taste: Alcoholic sharpness covers the first seconds of everything, even at the second sip (although 15 minutes in the glass), slightly sweet - extremely dry sherry, astringent wood aromas without bitterness - oak, oak, oak the mouth is dry, prickle on the tongue , Bourbon barrel vanilla, lemon zest, delicious tart oak spicy full bodied, the bourbon barrel is dominant, the finish plays only a minor role
    Conclusion: no uncomplicated malt, no sherry bomb, interesting flavors if you got used to the unusual alcohol, I would also be too expensive for 95 €
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. Wuid scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Alcohol slightly pungent, apple and pear, sherry
    • Taste
      87 87
      Alcohol, but then creamy lining the mouth, sweet, sherry, wood, spice, three drops of water are good for him
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium to long, warming, nice mouthfeel

  3. Highlander65 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    9/11/19, Milan Whisky Festival, Glencadam Masterclass
    Good whisky, but honestly I expected more. For most of the bystanders it was the best of the tasting, in my opinion not.
    • Nose
      On the nose notes of good red fruit (blackberries), even less spicy than the previous whiskys, creamy
    • Taste
      On the palate notes of chocolate and panettone, creamy
    • Finish
      Not very long finish, all on notes of custard

  4. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet, sherry, fruity (oranges, apricots, raisins), coconut, mocha, nutty
    • Taste
      Sweet, sherry, oaky, spicy (pepper, clove), leather
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet, sour, ginger

  6. Sandman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Heather, leather, a mix of forest fruits, raisins, orange, cherry bonbons and a hint of balsamic vinegar.

  7. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Here I make it easy, because I've just tasted the Glencadam 17yo Portwood (WID: 66192). The Portwood was fresher and lighter. The Oloroso is a bit darker and heavier. Otherwise, they are already relatively comparable in nature. I liked the Portwood a little better, because for me something interesting.
    A bottle does not necessarily have to be.

  8. detachedblue scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A conventional dram, only 5% of the distillery outputs were bottled as single malt, but not very impressive to my taste.
    • Nose
      Modern style, vanilla, a little sherry influence
    • Taste
      Vanilla, mango, cherries and dates from sherried oak, some bitterness
    • Finish
      Long and dry, mints and leather

  9. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    *Sampled at Whisky Live Manila 2017

    nice oloroso, nice complexity, but too spicy for my taste

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Let's remind ourselves that Glencadam is an Eastern Highlands distillery near the coast in Brechin, which lies in-between Aberdeen and Dundee. It could easily form part of an Eastern Highlands distillery tour, starting with Glenury Royal to Fettercairn, and then on to Glencadam before heading south to Daftmill, Edenmill and Kingsbarns.

    N: With a larger presence than the 18yo LINK, brought about by some meaty sherry casks.

    T: Big, savoury<sweet sherry malt

    F: Lots & lots of oloroso

    C: Very nice although i find the finish somewhat cavalier.

    Scores a B-

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