Thursday, October 28, 2010

Glencadam 30 yr old - ever hear of it?

OK. I admit to never having heard of Glencadam. I ran into this when looking at the runners-up in the Scottish Fields Magazine Whisky competition. A 30yr old of this repute - had to try it. ... and a gorgeous bottle too.
Distilled in 1978 and bottled at 46%vol. Comes from a sherry butt and yielded 615 bottles. The nose is better than the taste. Lots of sherry, ripe berries and talcum powder. Very full body and tastes of earthy spice and oranges. Long finish, but a bit bitter - even with a splash of water. 

Scottish Field writes: Glencadam is not such a well known distillery but in the past few years its whisky has been quietly gaining a reputation amongst whisky drinkers and has picked up several awards in the process. I have grown fond of its whiskies from the 1970’s and was thrilled when this 30 year old expression was released. Its stylishly designed bottle which is limited to only 615 bottles makes it a rather attractive purchase to collectors but for those who do pop the cork to indulge on its contents certainly will not be disappointed.

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