Glencadam 21 Year

Single Malt

Glencadam // Highlands, Scotland

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  1. kris4fun

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  2. Jos-Mass-Espinel

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    I don't think i have rated a 21yo dram this low before. Maybe it got me in a wrong mood (actually i was in "lets drink whisky mood" so that's not it), but this one sure lacks of excitement. For a 46%abv dram, this was very light and dim. On the nose, your typical speysider (did i tell you this one is from highland?): Apple juice, pear juice, very dim, Cinnamon. On the palate is ok i guess. It is not. Its a 21yo dram... it should be better. Cinnamon spice, Apple juice and Ginger. More of the same. Finish is short with ginger spice. Overall, i give this dram a very scary 61 over 100.
  3. mmets88

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
  4. FritzP

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  5. iamagambit

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  6. Steve-Hafner

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
    Not in love with the ex-bourbon on a 21 yr, but tasty anyway
  7. djchanadian

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  8. cascode

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Nose: Initially the nose is generic tropical fruits and honey, however this is misleading and with time it transmutes into a much more complex and complete experience. First an aroma becomes apparent of pineapple chunks sautéed in orange juice, lemongrass and bouquet garni. Then a more grassy and hay-like note arises and a flinty, mineral-laden zephyr gusts on the horizon. An exquisitely refreshing nose. Palate: Just as singular as the nose, the palate opens with a spicy-sweet and briskly oaked presence which in turn gives way to wavelets of sweet malt that rise above a vegetal foundation. The development brings forth semi-sweet orange concentrate, fenugreek, allspice, licorice and a little ginger. The texture is neutral at first, turning slightly oily in the finish. Finish: Medium/long. Malty, earthy, herbal and fruity. The aftertaste is suddenly milk chocolate! When first poured this whisky is a little difficult and unfriendly. It needs to rest for at least 15 minutes or more before it begins to open but once that starts to happen the profile becomes easier and more inviting. At its heart there is a vegetal, earthy and herbal quality but this is balanced by the lightest touch of sweet fruit, floral fragrance and malt. Not that these notes are obvious - they act only as counterpoints to the main theme. It's a malt that unfolds in layers and continues to develop over time (as all great malts do) as the components interact. The addition of water initially kills the nose and palate but give it a few minutes and the whisky revives beautifully. The reward is greater complexity and more cohesion. It's excellent taken either neat or watered and I'd suggest pouring two drams and adding a few drops of water to one of them - then you can enjoy a delightful evening of comparative tasting. This is a complex and refined whisky that deserves to be tasted at leisure and in sympathetic surroundings. It is presented at only 46% but has the profile and character of a single-cask CS expression. "Excellent" : 4.5 stars
    220.0 AUD per Bottle
  9. bourboner

    Tasted
    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    Light and woody. Tastes younger than it is.
  10. brendos12

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
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