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Overall rating
89.64/100
votes
132
Category
Blend
Distilleries
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Rich Fruity Sherry
Vintage
1980
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
36 years old
Casktype
2 Sherry Butts
Strength
44.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Oct 2016 8:12 pm by Jimjam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 289,90

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Whisky Reviews for Creations 1980 CA

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.64 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm: Nose: 3/5 Mouth and finish: 4/5 Whiskey n ° 1748
    • Nose
      Barley sugar, discreet vanilla cream, velvety. Floral notes, but also toasted. A little leather.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, both deep and fluid. Leather. A small note of mint. Subtle Sherry, rather spicy (as often on blended)
    • Finish
      Finale on vanilla, supple, delicate, elegant, never watery. Cream and sweet spices. Easy.

  2. theograph scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A brilliant drop!
    • Nose
      Ingenious ripe sherry flavors;
    • Taste
      Balanced, homogeneous and just wonderfully fruity!
    • Finish
      Long, warm and rich - fruity;

  3. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This is a monster. Balance in spades, Sherry rides hand in hand with malt, keynotes of mint and subtle peat. This was really something.
    • Nose
      The nose is astonishing bid body whisky. Old Sherry meets new Sherry, loads of malt, mint, cherry, fruits, old wood, deep mahogany, floor polish, herbs.
    • Taste
      The body is long and drawn out, deep malt and intense rich sherry. Big load of malt and mint, bay leaf, old malt, rich wood, Autumn leaves... Man this is something.
    • Finish
      Finish is... Well frankly it's stupid. It's so long, mint and Sherry malt, huge creaminess with more and more spices. Slow to develop, but there some peat coming along.

  4. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The Rich Fruity Sherry offers a lot for (small) money, considering it was made from at least 36-year-old barrels. The sweet and bitter Camparinote remains in memory. Delicious.
    • Nose
      Fine aromas; Raisins, vanilla, caramel, plums, red apples, bananas, oranges, leather, milk chocolate, dark honey, light smoke, sweet tobacco, hint of floor wax
    • Taste
      sweet, velvety, slightly oily, tangerines, English marmalade, quince marmalade, light caramel, hazelnut, espresso, dark honey, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, leather, more and more pepper, fruity-bitter, ginseng, a touch of Campari. Overall, a bit watery and extremely good drinkable.
    • Finish
      Sweet-peppery and a touch bitter, quickly drying, nutty, caramel, espresso, light smoke + leather, the sweet-bitter Campari touch remains in the mouth for a long time

  5. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Nicely balanced with oily, moderate finish. 
    • Nose
      Leather, chocolate, oranges, mild smoke, pipe tobacco, mint, light cinnamon
    • Taste
      Creamy chocolate, oranges, light oak, stewed fruit, vanilla,  coffee, honey
    • Finish
      Cinnamon candies, chocolate dessert topping, orange sorbet, light florals

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    The perfect Christmas dram - Fantastic!
    • Nose
      Vivid, dried fruits, apricots, blood oranges, nutty, hints of leather and vanilla, touch of smoke and oak wood - very good
    • Taste
      Sweet, oily, smooth, nice oak wood, strawberries, apricots, peaches, later on more on oranges, again hints of smoke and leather, tobacco, spices, even hints of cinnamon and gingerbread - really good
    • Finish
      Medium long and warm

  7. rdavek scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    An fantastic blend where the whole is harmonious, but some of the components, particularly the Highland Park really shine through.  The attack is all on rich, ripe, red berries, the mid palate brings in oranges, tangerines and and orange liqueur.  Some nice high quality oak comes in on the finish with some very complex spice.  This is the definition of moreish, every sip calls out for the next.  

  8. VicLin scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    I read the reviews before I tried and I thought it was gonna explode in my mouth.
    It didn't...yet it's surprisingly, and dangerously drinkable. Maybe too drinkable.
    Not what I expected but no doubt a good whisky.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. moviemaniac scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Oh, now there’s a surprise! Well, what isn’t a surprise is getting a very good bang-for-your-money blend, we’re used to getting pampered like that by Cadenhead’s, but it was a nice, surprising experience for me. At first it was a “very good” blend on the nose – a bit closed down and complex, as any good blend should be. But then there was the palate, improving upon the nose, providing a refreshingly unmodern (well, the youngest whisky is 36 years old, after all…) whisky. No overpowering vanilla, no sickly sweet sherry smothering the palate, just a very good balance of a sherried dram with spices, oranges, dried fruits and well-balanced oak. Very good indeed!

    90/100
    Full review: https://maltklaus.net/dailydram/2016/11/03/tasting-cadenhead-creations-rich-fruity-sherry-36-yo-blend/

  10. Thermidor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A nice and not at all pedestrian blend, but it suffers a bit from the amount of grain whisky in it.

    Tasted with 5 other Cadenhead blends.
    • Nose
      Juicy, fruity, olorosoish, and waxy, with some worn old floorboards. Juicy sultanas, faint saltiness, and some leather. The smell of a retirement home where someone just baked a cake. A bit of perfume, and dark bread.
    • Taste
      Waxy, old, rich, fruity sherry, with some kind of berry jelly. Some ethanol comes through every now and then.
    • Finish
      Waxiness and red fruit. Doesn't stay for very long, and there is some grain whisky burn I can feel.

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