- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 18 years old
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L16 01754 CB2 14:40 07.04.16
- Added on
- 14 May 2016 12:03 pm by z-imaging
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Whisky Reviews for Glencadam 18-year-old
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.72 points
- Tasted at the Whisky Show, Budapest 2018.10.27.
- Precisely crafted, immaculately constructed, but sadly also way overpriced. For that money, I'd rather get the 21-year-old. Or two bottles of the 15-year-old. Or two bottles of the 13-year-old "Reawakening". You get the idea.
- A moment for aeration is absolutely necessary for its values to open up more. Without it, whisky is not very encouraging for me. A drop of water makes a much better impression. The bitterness goes away, there is a sugar-like sweetness, and the fruitiness increases. The finish is just chocolate without any pepper notes. Nice warming at the end.
fruity, creamy, pineapple, peach, tobacco, tree bark
floral, fruity, pear, bread crust, nutmeg,
quite long, soapy, blueberries, tip very chocolatey, slightly peppery
- Tasted on 05-22-2020 at a blind tasting with Whisky Jason.
- Honey, sweet toothpaste, honey flowers, apple. After tasting candies, cream appear. Finish is light with sinking taste.
- Aroma: light, honey-floral, dry grain, vanilla, wild flowers, freshness, herbal motifs, hay, sweet pastries, cookies, fruits, peaches, nectarines, light notes of milk caramel and milk chocolate, there is also minerality. Very pleasant and delicate flavor, albeit not overcomplex, but with perfectly matched components to each other.
Taste: honey-sweet, spices, honeycombs, malt sweetness, shortbread biscuits, delicately, with hints of herbs, ginger and citrus peel.
Finish: outgoing sweetness, herbal tea, a little zest and wood, medium length.
- N: Light and chalky dry, almost Fino dry
T: A waxy, astringent, barely spirit with a complex bitter-sour. Water brings out the fruits.
F: ,..... more travel, more barley
C: Subtle-complex, distillate-led nicely matured malt. The best of the bunch for me, but there’s not a great deal in it.
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