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Glencadam 15 Year Old

Subtle and understated

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WReview by @Wierdo

30th Jul 2021


Glencadam 15 Year Old
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  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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Firstly thanks to @Timp for providing me with a sample of this whisky. I've had a bottle of the 10 in the past and enjoyed it. So the 15 has been on my 'need to try' list for a while.


Quite fragrant with subtle fruits Jasmine flowers, peaches, rosewood, a slight hint of oranges. A suggestion of oak on the nose too.


A fruity arrival. Then quickly drying and slightly bitter. Oaky with peaches and a bitter orange note throughout the development.


Is long and drying.

With water

I added a bit of water to this. Maybe 1/4 teaspoon to a 25ml pour and it defintely benefits from a little water.

The nose seems frutier. On the palate the arrival is shorter but it is less drying. The fruity notes increase and I get a touch of organic lemonade. The finish is prolonged with the addition of water.


Like the 10 this is a good solid dram and excellent value for money in the UK at around £55 a bottle. The nose actually reminds me of a Japanese whisky (Hibiki). But the palate less so. It's quite understated and in these times of bold expressive whiskies 'noisy' whisky this is a pleasant change. A well put together gentle, balanced sipper.

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