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Glencadam 13-year-old

Overall rating
84.08/100
votes
101
Whiskybase ID
WB96708
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Re-awakening - Limited Edition
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021349703334
Added on
26 may 2017 11:46 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 62.06

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101 × member ratings

215 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glencadam 13-year-old

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.08 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. 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. 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.

  5. 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.

  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. 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.
    Elegant...
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. 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

  10. hafssol scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    Not immediately as shiny as its label, this is a malt that needs time for being enjoyed. Very subtle at first sip (even too much), it slowly reveals a light floral and herbal taste, with notes of hay and fresh nuts. Not very complex, but clean and enjoyable for an easy yet elegant dram.

    Bottle 2775 of 6000.

  11. fnk scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Delicious, aromatic malt!
    A great combination of barrels!
    My regards!

  12. keizerjos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I discovered Glencadam through Bams' own bottling. That was a very pleasant introduction. This standard bottling was therefore a bit of a hit, I bought the bottle with great pleasure and little hesitation.
    Justly. A fine, buttery, spicy-soft, pleasant friend to everyone that I can really recommend to everyone. Pepper at the end, creamy mouthfeel, fine fruity glass of scotch with a high feeling of spring - the freshly mown grass, a watery and early sun, cheering children in the playground - finally outside, let's go!
    Buy these. 86 points. Every day. Because of price / quality.

  13. erizo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful light golden color, smell of roasted malt and vanilla, fresh fruits.
    Taste of malt and vanilla, slight touch of wood. Departure Medium with aftertaste of malt and vanilla. An honest (without color) and good whisky, Glencadam can always convince.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  14. Sandman scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Honey, grass, mandarin, peach, sour apple, white grapes, vanilla, pear, flowers and mint.
    • Taste
      Green apple peel, honey, lemon, vanilla, pear, biscuit and liquorice.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, sour apples, lemon, vanilla, biscuit, floral honey and liquorice.

  15. vojt466 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Comprehensive delicacy combining fresh greens with fruity sweetness, fruity chewing gum, fine spiciness and delicate creamyness with a dry cereal and finely spiced finish. Very well

  16. Pauci scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  17. sarthur71 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  18. PeterBlair scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Glencadam in proven quality. Apparently the new owners knew what they were doing right from the start. Very successful "resurrection". Good PLV.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Clean, fresh, light fruits, discreet sourness (yeast?), Pear, tart gooseberry, floral fragrant notes, then vanilla, discreet alcoholic note, which is not unpleasant, however
    • Taste
      84 84
      Takes some time, then develops full-bodied, again fruity, now more spicy aromas, vanilla
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length, getting drier

  19. Highlander65 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    9/11/19, Milan Whisky Festival, Glencadam Masterclass
    Made in a limited edition of 6,000 bottles to celebrate the reopening of the distillery in 2003
    Good whisky, alcohol is not felt neither on the nose nor on the palate. A great daily dram
    • Nose
      Scent initially fruity, then creamy, the Glencadam brand ambassador says "spicy" and maybe a little spice feel
    • Taste
      Certainly the spices are distinctly perceived in the mouth, sweet (but not too much) and fruity flavor, very aromatic, a surprisingly oily body, a tasty malt, with some slightly balsamic notes
    • Finish
      The finish is spicy, with notes of yellow fruit

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  23. Cubey666 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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

  24. 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

  25. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  26. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    Ralfy review 740: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UklN5J7_brU (85/100).

  27. jankes scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  28. GJR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  29. MadScientist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  30. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  31. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    01.06.2022
    • Nose
      Pear, apple, honey, peach, green gummy bears, herbs, a bit of wood
    • Taste
      Peach, apricot, honey, herbs, wood, pepper

  32. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant, refined floral and fruity malt.
    • Nose
      Floral. Apple cider, honey, vanilla, citruses and milk caramel.
    • Taste
      Sweet and spicy. Fruits, honey, malt, vanilla and pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy, fruity, oaky.

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