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Glencadam 14 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish

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@smokeybarrelsReview by @smokeybarrels

28th Jun 2011


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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First review so apologies in advance for the anti-climax! Far from an expert so I'll concentrate on the characteristics of the whisky that Im comfortable trying to get down..

Nose; Wow! This is unrivalled in my experiences so far. You could pour yourself a glass of this, sit for a couple of hours taking in the aromas and then just pour it back in the bottle..Dalwhinnie-esque with a tad less honey and the added complexity from the Sherry cask. Drop or two of water later and Vanilla along with the sublimely subtle-but-there sherry come to the fore. Outstanding, without a doubt the best whisky I've "nosed"..

Taste; Warms the proverbial cockles of the heart before you even have a chance to consider what's going on in there.. Vanilla again,spicey, really clean,again the presence of the sherry there but happy in the background and by no means overwhelming.

Finish; Smooth..nothing bad at all going on here, it's all good, just leaves you wanting to go back for more.

Balance; Everything works in perfect (well almost) harmony here. Some "Sherried" whiskies are for me too much like drinking a glass of sherry and not whisky- this whisky benefits from the subtle touches imparted by the Oloroso Casks but still very much has its own Highland Single Malt personality..

In summary, its a bit of a belter.

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IainVH commented

A very good first review, you should do some more. Plain speaking and un-pretentious. Bet my first one won't be as good! Well done.

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