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Glencadam 10 Year Old

Slow and steady wins the day

3 385

WReview by @Wierdo

11th Mar 2019


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Bottle has been open about 3 months. About a quarter left.

This is a very pale whisky. Natural colour. No chill filtration and bottled at 46%. So all the good stuff.


Quite solventy. Cut grass. A bit of lemon.


Young. So quite spirit driven. A lovely honey note is the main thing I pick up. Grass and lemons again. Also pear drops. Green apples, barley and initially a play doh note which was not overpowering but slightly off putting. This disappeared after I'd got about half way down the bottle.


Fairly long. Quite dry and oaky.


Not a statement malt by any stretch. But a goid example of a highland whisky. I was initially fairly unimpressed. But this has improved massively with time as I've got down the bottle.

Available at a very sensible price too at around £35 a bottle in the UK. That is excellent value for money.

Would I buy it again. Perhaps not. But it's definitely made me take note of Glencadam. I'll try something up the range from them in time. Maybe the 13 or 15.

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RikS commented

Nice review. I tried this one a while back and was quite positive about the fresh and crispy nature of if for such a decent price. Nothing mind blowing but shows that they can. And like the "integrity" of it to quote someone... All that said, they must have the worst presentation and marketing on their site I ever seen. In fact I wrote to them about it in a moment of... Crazy maybe. Of course, never got a reaction back flushed stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes

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RianC commented

Nice review! I had this a few years back and would probably rate it about the same. It was quite light and grassy but a really lovely creamy vanilla note emerged as air got to it. I also got a faint Play Doh whiff at times which was quite unusual but it seemed to lessen over time.

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MadSingleMalt commented

I could dig some Play Doh whisky.

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