Glencadam 13-year-old

Overall rating
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

€ 55.46

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Whisky Reviews for Glencadam 13-year-old

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.20 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. Ostfriese did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A beautiful Highlander that may be a bit easy to miss and thus apparently misses something deep, but that's not a disadvantage for him!
    • Nose
      Granary and Ovaltine. Sour apples, freshly cut wood and dried herbs, forest honey and hints of vanilla
    • Taste
      Bourbon vanilla, heather, elderflower and lavender. Malty with light wood and oak aromas. The dried herbs return.
    • Finish
      Drying with light citrus notes. Bourbon vanilla with a light herbal note in the background.

  7. Max70 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      Vanilla, medicinal, flowers and rip fruit
    • Taste
      83 83
      Round and velvet body, spices, almonds and raspeberry
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium, with almonds in the very finish

  8. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Cubey666 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Whisky in Leiden 2018
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. diamond2000 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: more closed than in 10k, less youthful notes, again more malt-grain, bran, added almonds, fragrant hay, meadow flowers, fruitiness, unripe apricot, the same apples and pears, only less noticeable than 10, lemonade, vanilla, dry wood, mineral tones, lime.

    Taste: malt sweetness, herbal tea without sugar, cracker, vanilla, citrus peel, astringent unripe apricot, spices in the background.

    Finish: peel, infusion of medicinal herbs, apple juice, medium length, slowly fading.

    Rating: 82


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