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Glencadam 15 Year Old

Tight unyielding

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@UisgebethaReview by @Uisgebetha

3rd Oct 2014


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I did a tasting session (while watching Liverpool v Everton) last weekend comparing this malt with Tomintoul’s 14 year. These malts are very similar weights and ages, matured in largely if not exclusively plain wood and both purport no colouring and non-chill filtered so I thought it would be an interesting comparison.

The Glencadam is also very light, maybe a touch more colour than the Tomintoul. The nose is very light and ethereal with some fruity peachy notes but nothing very definite. The palate is very well melded with a dry almost dusty delivery. I’ve always found malts from this distillery very difficult to describe because they don’t taste of anything much but themselves. There is quality here and it’s probably best to just sit back and enjoy it rather than struggle to describe it... note to self.

It does not compare well with the far more expressive Tomintoul so that definitely wins in the head to head, unlike the football match which ended 1-1, although neither malt had anything to match the stunning late equaliser from Phil Jagielka.

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Pandemonium commented

Any strawberry flavours/scents

7 years ago 0

Uisgebetha commented

I'll look out for them when I next sample it.

6 years ago 0

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