Glencadam 13-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Re-awakening - Limited Edition
Stated Age
13 years old
Ex-Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 May 2017 11:46 am by maltaholic

Average value

€ 59.96

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Whisky Reviews for Glencadam 13-year-old

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.99 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2017]  Glencadam is one of these rather unfortunate distilleries that never enjoyed the publicity it certainly deserves.  I had quite a lot of interesting and sometimes excellent releases especially from the seventies.   So it is good to see new releases of this distillery that owns a truly unique profile (often with intense fruity bubble gum flavours).

    All in all a very interesting and complex dram that is rather delicate without the designed "WOW" effects of many modern whiskies.  A candid dram at a fair price and a good opportunity to explore this often overlooked distillery.  But certainly not a whisky for all those that adapted to the modern designed profiles of "hit and run" already...
    • Nose
      88 88
      They added no caramel to this dram despite its light colour of pale straw. This is very honest and sets an example for the big groups: Dear SWA - please ban the use of caramel on all single malts as we drinkers want to see the true (and not tampered with) colour of our drink!!! The texture shows late slow legs and even later fat sticky tears (a great oiliness that promises a nice mouthfeel). The nose is very fruity on fresh apples and cider with a dash of lemon juice in a nice honey and spicy setting. Subtle and delicate, I like it!
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste offers this typical and sometimes confusing Glencadam amalgam of malty, sugary, fruity and slightly bubble gum-ish flavours that you either like or not. But it is very interesting to explore regardless of your preferred taste, for sure. By the way, I like it...
    • Finish
      89 89
      The mouthfeel is exactly as the great texture promised: warming with slight peppery moments and instantly coating, very nice. The finish adds some stronger wooden notes that are very welcomed to provide more structure to this melting pot of flavours and aromas. And it is rather long (yes, the texture indicates this as well). Water is not needed.

  2. LDB scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Extremely well done whisky: Perfect strength, balance between sweet and sour, there is good oiliness and really nice wood spices towards the finish - what more can you ask of a 13-year-old dram? Tastes a bit like Glen Grant 18yo - for less than half the price!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Fresh and fruity, slightly floral, malty with sweet barley and honey, subtle but rich oak in the background. Immaculately clean.
    Oily and silky on the tongue, rich and very well-paced.

    The absolute highlight is the finish: understated, elegant, softly spicy, with beautiful coffee and cocoa-powder notes, the most subtle and precisely-measured of tannins. I was ready to score this as an 86, but the finish elevates it by another couple of points.

    Side note: Nearly all recent Glencadams I've tasted boast a great finish (though this one's the best yet). How do they do it? Amazing cask selection for sure.

  4. Pollenflug scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      The nose immediately shines with very fresh and floral notes. I rarely had such a strong association of freshly sliced ​​apples that are not yet ripe and tainted. Blurred memories of my youth with abusive consumption of "sour apple" I hide quickly. Glencadam would not have deserved that either. Malt, bright fruits, vanilla, lime and even the first echoes of spicy oak join in with the carrying apple notes. The bouquet is a successful symbiosis of fresh, sweet and floral aromas.
    • Taste
      With a silky-soft texture, the 13-year-old Glencadam clings comfortably to the mouth. The alcohol content of 46% ensures a powerful start. At the tip of the tongue there is a slight tingling sensation (pepperiness) at short notice, before an intense sweetness floods the palate. On the fruity-sweet side again dominate fresh apples, bright fruits, vanilla, floral notes, delicate hints of honey, malt and spicy oak. Again, the overall aromatic picture is consistent: sweet, fresh and tasty - simply uncomplicated and delicious.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet-spicy and warm. At the finish line, a considerable sweetness builds up again. Again, I find the fresh apples with malt and vanilla again. Finally, the spicy oak notes intensify and leave a hint of bitterness on the palate.

  5. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    An uncomplicated Highlander. Maybe a bit smooth, but that does not always have to be a disadvantage.
    • Nose
      Sour green apple, honey, vanilla, very refreshing at the beginning. Then come waxy notes and fresh bread dough and some wood.
    • Taste
      Lots of vanilla at the beginning, and now on the tongue more floral than fruity. Malt, almonds and light oak. Over time, tart herbs that push the floral note into the background.
    • Finish
      Medium-long and dry, with lots of honey, vanilla and a now softened herbal note.

  6. Albaron scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    A very fruity malt, the right one for a mild to warm summer evening. Beautiful maltiness complement the remaining aromas and make it delicious.
    • Nose
      slightly sweet and sour, pomegranate juice, apple compote, slightly oily, vanilla, caramel, a hint of apple juice
    • Taste
      Here is the apple juice clearer, baked apple to be exact. In addition, the slight oiliness and vanilla. In between, maltiness mixes, which is very tasty and well underlines the other flavors
    • Finish
      The pomegranate juice is still present, then the malty and finally also show some oak tannins.

  7. Noface83 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Nose: summer in distillation form, fresh and floral, pear and citrus, sugared water of canned fruit, fresh malt, vanilla. Wonderfully simple and delicious without being weak - a great summer whisky!
    Taste: crisp and tingling, fruit punch, much malty sweetness, caramel and vanilla, some freshly cut wood. The finish then with a lot of sweetness (vanilla ice cream with honey), cereal notes and light oak aroma (very delicate bitterness). Great strong taste with lots of sweetness - just something nice for the cozy summer evening.
    Great jubilee bottling at a fair price that rekindles my love for Glencadam!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Pauci scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nice fruity-light spirit, which is really fun at 46%. Summer dram!

  9. maltaholic scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    For me, this distillery is one of the hidden champions.
    Bright and natural.
    Everything disclosed.
    Nothing hidden.

    Fruity in the aroma.
    I know from the 10 year standard.
    Young, light wood.

    Somewhat spicy taste.
    But he does not kill
    not overwhelmed.
    Everything very tender.

    Great malt.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Dieter_W scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice floral fruity notes. Green apple, tangerines, kiwi, mango, lemon and vanilla.
    • Nose
      Nice floral fruity notes. Green apple, tangerines, kiwi, mango.
    • Taste
      Here, too, the fruity notes predominate. A little pepper and alcohol can be felt
    • Finish
      Medium again with a pinch of pepper.
      Thanks to Archer for rehearsing


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