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The whisky

List of the bottles

Glencadam:official bottlings

Glencadam

Aged 15 years

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
40,0 %
Bottler
Official
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81/100
Glencadam 15
Personal Comment

The smell of this whisky is very special, a strange mix of malt and citrus fruits on a rather medicinal background, mingled with floral hints and a remote touch of smoke. In the palate, a rather great complexity and a special taste as well. A rather unusual taste, mixing honey hints and acid touches, liquorice hints and a touch of smoke. A very pleasant and relatively long finish where all the pleasant memories from the tongue are recalled. This bottling is not easy to classify, because it is so different from every known whisky. This explains the given note. A second tasting will certainly be necessary to get a more definitive judgment. A great surprise and a very nice bottle.
79/100
At the second tasting, the nose was clearly complex, mixing clear hints somewhere between floral and sherry to nice smoky notes. In the palate, the taste remains quite unusual, but it keeps all the complexity of the nose, adding to smoke a slightly acid character and some touches of liquorice and honey. In brief, a vast palette of tastes. The finish is quite long and very pleasant, and traces of all the nuances of the mouth are present. This is defintively an excellent bottle.
84/100


Glencadam: Independent bottlings

Glencadam

1985, Bourbon Hogshead WITCH 4 bottling

Collection
Clubs
Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
53,8 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 3990
Dates
Distil: 20/06/1985 Bottling: 06/2000
Bottle
53 of 66 btls
Particularity
(Special edition Witch 2010)
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88/100
Glencadam Witch 4
Personal Comment
A beautiful fresh nose. Not really complex at first nosing. Clear notes of mint slowly followed by acid drop impressions. The nose develops in complexity and this herbal freshness is dominating all along.
The mouth is fruity with first an impression of too ripe fruit developing progressively on mushroom notes. cashew nut and hazelnut, well this kind of slightly bitter taste which is far away from clearly woody drying hints. Nice balance even if the contrast between mouth and nose is clearly marked. Mint at the nose, wood in the mouth.
Finish is quite nice too, even if I had expected something longer, after the mouth impressions. Some citrus notes in addition to the hazelnut memories. No aggressiveness at all.
88/100

Glencadam

1974 Sherry Butt

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
48,9 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Sherry Butt
Cask number
single cask 3214
Dates
Distil: 19/03/1974 Bottling: 03/2010
Bottle
215 of 216 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Glencadam 1974 MOS
Personal Comment

Glencadam

Chieftain's Choice 16 years

Collection
Chieftain's Choice
Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Ian McLeod
Cask number
single cask 2689/2691
Dates
Distil: 04-1985 Bottling: 06-2001
Bottle
1170 btls
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81/100
The nose detects hints of dried apricot, anise, jasmine tea, dried flowers, green grapes and marzipan.
The taste is sweet and creamy. The palate confirms the nose.
The finish is dry, with a touch of smoke.

(La Maison du Whisky)

Personal Comment
It's a pity that this malt is almost exclusively used in the Ballantine's blends. I have rarely taste a whisky with such a nice long finish. The very pleasant taste of this whisky remains for long minutes in the mouth. Sweet and spicy, this malt is really advisable. The only problem is that it is rather difficult to find apart from specialised retailers.I really recommend this great malt to anybody.
84/100
At the second tasting, my impression was that it was dryer than the first time. The spicy sweetness and the remarkable finish remain unchanged. The rating is slightly changed. Probably a question of mood...
79/100.
The nose is rather complex, and flower aromas are mixed with some relatively sweet spices. In the palate, those spices remain but are quite discrete, on a sweet malted background with a slightly bitter aftertaste. This bitterness dominates the long and pleasant finish as well.
79/100

Glencadam

Cask Collection 16 years

Collection
Cask Collection
Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
59,7 %
Bottler
Dewar Rattray
Cask
Bourbon
Cask number
single cask 5980
Dates
Distil: 02-10-1990 Bottling: 15-06-2007
Bottle
271 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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84/100
Glencadam 16 ans Dewar Rattray
Personal Comment
This pleasant nose makes me think at a fruit and vanilla custard. Deliciously fruity with hints of bee wax, peach and banana notes.
The mouth is dominated by the smoothness of the fruit with however some nice acid touches and the presence of alcohol is obvious. With this additional hint of liquorice, this whisky is nicely complex.
The finish is very long and starts on a nice freshness. Alcohol remains present and after a while the memory of yellow fruits comes back and the whole ends in a nice sweetness.
84/100

Glencadam

Daily Dram: Mad Glance

Collection
Daily Dram
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
The Nectar
Dates
Distil: 1995 Bottling: 2008
Bottle
348 btls
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BT2009 83/100
Glencadam Mad GlanceBT2009
Personal Comment
A very fresh nose with nice ripe fruit smells and some Marshmallow followed by a touch of acidity and some hints of cut grass.
In the palate, an amazing mix of honeyish smoothness , freshness and some slightly bitter notes, somewhere between walnut and fine wood.
The finish is the pinnacle of this whisky, with diverse very pleasant sensations. Chocolate, both warmth and freshness, and all of this for very long minutes.
This is just happiness.
88/100

Glencadam Samples

Glencadam

Old Train Line 28 years

Collection
Old Train Line
Age
28 years
Alcohol percentage
56,2 %
Bottler
Jack Wieber
Cask number
single cask 2311
Dates
Distil: 04-1978 Bottling: 09-2006
Bottle
402 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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88/100
Glencadam Jack Wieber
Personal Comment
The nose is marked by fruits (plum, apple), bee wax and a light veil of smoke. A very clear nose, without any useless tricks. The palate is first dominated by quite acid whiffs, but this makes fortunately soon room to nice fruity, then woody notes. An unusual complexity. Nutty hints and chocolate notes give this whisky a very pleasant character. The finish is lingering and warm, marked by both woody and chocolate notes. An excellent whisky.
88/100

Glencadam: not in collection

Glencadam

Cask Strength Collection 1989

Collection
Cask strength Collection
Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
56,1 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
Sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 6017
Dates
Distil: 11-09-1989 Bottling: 18-12-2007
Bottle
581 btls
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BT2009 82/100
BT2009
Personal Comment

Glencadam

82.17. Dry and Fruity

Age
7 years
Alcohol percentage
59,3 %
Bottler
SMWS
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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88/100
Personal Comment

Glencadam

Rare Reserve 1972

Collection
The Ultimate Single Malt selection Rare reserve
Age
38 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
The Ultimate Whisky Company
Cask
Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 7822
Dates
Distil: 6-10-1972 Bottling: 13-5-2011
Bottle
192 btls
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86/100
Personal Comment

Glencadam

Cask Collection, 20 years

Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
58,1 %
Bottler
Dewar Rattray
Cask
Bourbon
Cask number
single cask 5897
Dates
Distil: 3/10/1990 Bottling: 18/02/2011
Bottle
290 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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83/100
Personal Comment

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