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Overall rating
88.53/100
votes
59
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Robust Smoky Embers
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead Finish
Casknumber
Batch No. 3
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Aug 2017 7:55 am by LukeFive
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 149.99

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Whisky Reviews for Creations 25-year-old CA

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.53 points

  1. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Line Up of 23/03/19 to the blind. 10/11

    Linear, a tip of reduction but well done.
    • Nose
      Peat on smoke and peat oil.
    • Taste
      Always peat oil, a little too light in the mouth but very pleasant.
    • Finish
      Very nice length as often with peat.
      Not surprising but very straight.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Blind tasting:

      Rich peaty, fleshy, lemon and ashes. More and more fruity and creamy.
    • Taste
      Juicy, fluid, lack of power, compared to what is announced nose. Very flexible
    • Finish
      Light, on the ash.

      Enthusiasm 4/5

      Whiskey n ° 2008

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful whiskey, tingling and simmering for a long time, sweetish smoke.
    • Nose
      It starts with smoke, but very subtle, soft. Some fruity through it, citrus, orange. Spicy also, and sweet, honey. Light peat and rubber, and after a while comes the smell of a fire basket.
    • Taste
      Real wood fire smoke, some cigar tobacco too, very soft, full and creamy. Also some orange-like fruitiness through it.
    • Finish
      Very light pepper now in the throat. Wood fire smoke weather, honey, wood tones. Long finish, and what especially lingers in the mouth is a sweet smoky taste.

  4. Deloti scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Thermidor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A real outlier in the tasting lineup of 6 Cadenhead blends: the rest were a mix of malt and grain with nary a wisp of smoke to be found, while this is a malt-only, Islay-only mix.

    Unsurprisingly, this one fared well in the all tasters poll, claiming the second place after the 44yo Creations blend. Much like the other Cadenhead Creations, the nose is the best part in this one.
    • Nose
      Strong woodsmoke, as if some birch logs in a fireplace. Some rubber as well. Salty, tarry, and medicinal, with some chemical notes.
    • Taste
      Strong, coal-y woodiness. Burnt birch again, with a side of dark sherry. A wisp of butter, with some salt as well. Doesn't really taste like a 25yo to me, more like 15.
    • Finish
      A surprisingly light finish for an all-malt blend. The coal is still dominating the palate, and sticks to my gums. Sooty and sherried is a good way to put it.

  6. detachedblue scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Smoky BBQ, some rich sherry, the integration is not perfect but still good, very easy drinking, quickly finished a bottle...

  7. ChrisE scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. rdavek scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A beautifully balanced smoky dram.  Mellow smoke, as you'd expect at this age, balanced with fruity sweetness and an herbal complexity. I tasted this at the Cadenhead Dornoch tasting and the fact that this stood out for me amongst the spectacular whiskies we had speaks volumes. These Cadenhead Creations bottlings are among the finest and best value whiskies bottled in recent years, IMHO.

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