Rather Delicate

Posted 31 August 2017 / In Glencadam
The Dramble's tasting notes for Glencadam 10 year old
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Glencadam 10 year old

ABV: 46%
Cask Type: ex-Bourbon
Distillery: Glencadam
Region: Highlands

Glencadam 10 year old was first released in 2008 by new owners Angus Dundee. It is unchillfiltered, naturally coloured and bottled at 46% ABV - a pleasingly high proof for a youngish whisky. It is matured exclusively in ex-bourbon barrels.

Nose: Light and fresh. Toffee and buttered popcorn mix it up with some yeasty malts, citrus (lemon curd?) and vanilla. There’s something rather steely here – almost akin to copper that hints at the relative youth of the whisky.

Taste: A sweet and sharp arrival with a pleasant mouthfeel. Alongside our buttery malts and toffee notes, there’s some earthy hay here and more oak spicing than was perceivable on the nose – salty and brininess run right through the heart of this whisky.

Finish: Medium in length and again highlighting salinity.

I do enjoy some salinity in my whisky and in that regard, Glencadam 10 year old gets a tick in my book. In others, it is perhaps a little too generic and doesn’t really highlight the distillery characteristics quite as much as you’d hope for. Overall though a solid entry-level whisky at around £35.

Score: 82/100

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