Glencadam 12 Year Portwood Finish

Single Malt

Glencadam // Highlands, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    84
  • Avg. Rating

    3.25
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 4 )

Glencadam has a very long history, dating back to 1825, but single malts have been released under this name only since 2005. This 12 year old whisky was aged originally in bourbon barrels before going further aging in an ex-port pipe for 20 months. As is true with all Glencadam bottlings, it is non-chill-filtered and released at 92 proof.

  • age
    12 Year
  • abv
    46.0
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    finished in ex-port casks

Tasting Notes

"The nose is comes through with both woody and fruity profiles, with lots of apricots and also cinnamon. It is quite rich it being finished in port casks, it is easy to get the aromas of a Tawny Port in there. The palate starts with sweet dry fruits and a generous body, evolving into a more complex dram, with vanilla, more cinnamon and barley. The finish is long enough to be pleasant, with maybe just a bit too much of dry wood on the aftertaste. Not the most complex whisky ever, but recommended to anyone liking a rich, sweet whisky."

Flavor Profile

Rich & Full Bodied