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Glencadam Distillery Highlands Region Scotland

Glencadam 15yo

The first fifteen year old with all new Glencadam whisky.

Origin: Highlands (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gradation: 46%ABV
Ageing barrels: Ex-Bourbon
Chillfiltered: No
Added coloring: No
Owner: Angus Dundee plc
Average price: € 89.00
Official website: www.glencadamwhisky.com
Vote: 83/100

Revised and corrected version first released in 2009, just a few years after the reopening desired by Angus Dundee and made with whisky from previous stocks, it was therefore initially not available in large quantities.
It’s in fact only since 2019 that this ageing has been entirely the work of the new ownership.

The ‘title’ of this bottling is The Rather Dignified, an ironic and bizarre choice to say the least.

Bright gold in the glass.
Delicate but solid on the nose, with floral and fruity tones tending towards citrus, infused with banana, green apple, peach, apricot, vanilla and a touch of honey. With time the aromas become more incisive, opening up to sweeter and more caressing tones, with a flicker of lemon that maintains the freshness. Malt and wood in the background. Rich yet light.
On the palate the alcohol tingles slightly, underpinning a rather classic aromatic palette of yellow fruit and vanilla declinations, with a particularly sugary accent. Touches of hazelnut and pistachio. Smooth and flowing, more decisive than on the nose and without surprises.
Medium-long finish of hazelnuts, vanilla, green apple, hint of wood.

A solid, classic whisky, perhaps more interesting on the nose than on the palate, but one that knows how to make itself drinkable, excellent as an accompaniment to pastries rather than on its own.

Other bottlings in the blog:
Glencadam 10yo
Glencadam 13yo

Other perspectives:
The Scotch Noob

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