This bottling was blind tasted during our Whiskey Chaps blind tasting #3 on the 7/1/21 with @RockNRolla60 and @gordonsmith63, Twitter follow buttons are at the bottom of this review.
Extra notes from sampling this whisky again after the blind tasting are added to the end of the notes in brackets.
Appearance – This is a lovely Rich amber colour, it’s quite viscous on the glass, and takes some time to drop nice syrupy legs.
#thewhiskeychaps Dram 1 Golden in colour , medium to long legs on the glass .— gordon smith (@gordonsmith63) January 7, 2021
All looking good so far, nose time.#thewhiskeychaps— Dram it Mick! (@StillSurreal) January 7, 2021
Nose – That’s a decent ABV, fizzy up the nose straight away, and I initially get cocktail cherries, dustiness, an oiliness, some menthol, (Peaches, apricots, fruit cocktail syrup, bbq meat, vanilla and light leather).
It's got lovely nose. Plenty of sweet red apples, honey and confectionary sugar. When I first poured it, there was a lot of banana, but that appears to have reduced as the glass matures #thewhiskeychaps— Whisk(e)y Chap 🏴🥃 (@whiskeychap) January 7, 2021
#thewhiskeychaps Dram 1 nose :- crisp apples on the nose a slight hint of grass coming behind .— gordon smith (@gordonsmith63) January 7, 2021
I’m Also Getting Marmalade At The Back #TheWhiskeyChaps— RestlessNative (@RockNRolla60) January 7, 2021
Palate – very juicy, lots of red berries, cocoa, liquorice, cigar leaves, but lots of red berries all the way through. I’m getting lemon, a touch of pineapple, white pepper, and a chilli’s, it’s getting quite spicy the longer it sits, (apricots, dark chocolate, vanilla custard, fruit cocktail syrup, ginger, oak).
On the palate: A little more herbal than the nose woudl suggest. There's still plenty of sweetness though. Nice mouthfeel too, quite oily and coats the palate nicely. #thewhiskeychaps— Whisk(e)y Chap 🏴🥃 (@whiskeychap) January 7, 2021
#thewhiskeychaps Dram 1 taste . Apples again touch of citrus amongst them lemon maybe , not a high ABV about 46% I’m thinking— gordon smith (@gordonsmith63) January 7, 2021
On Palate— RestlessNative (@RockNRolla60) January 7, 2021
I’m Getting ToffeeApples & Creamy Custard , Also A Bit Herbal #TheWhiskeyChaps
I agree with the ABV Gordon, but I’m getting darker notes, and linseed oil.#thewhiskeychaps— Dram it Mick! (@StillSurreal) January 7, 2021
Perfumed was the first descriptive I thought of on the nose, just forgot to add it! heheh #thewhiskeychaps— Whisk(e)y Chap 🏴🥃 (@whiskeychap) January 7, 2021
Finish – Long side of medium for me, very spicy, more wood coming along with ginger, cinnamon and cardamom, I like this tbh. I’m also getting some nuttiness and a touch of salinity right at the end of the finish, (very dark chocolate, banana?).
That’s my kinda whisky …. #thewhiskeychaps— Crocidolite (@Crocidolite11) January 7, 2021
Short metallic finish. Herbs also. There's a touch of sweetness lingering at the end, but it's slowly disappeared as the drinking progresses #thewhiskeychaps— Whisk(e)y Chap 🏴🥃 (@whiskeychap) January 7, 2021
Definitely A Slight Pepperyness At The End #TheWhiskeyChaps— RestlessNative (@RockNRolla60) January 7, 2021
Easy – I reckon 8 year old, 48% and highland #thewhiskeychaps— Whisk(e)y Chap 🏴🥃 (@whiskeychap) January 7, 2021
Highland 46% ABV— RestlessNative (@RockNRolla60) January 7, 2021
And the sample was.
Notes – This bottling is presented in its natural colour and non chill filtered.
My thoughts – I thoroughly enjoyed this whisky, i do like Glencadam whiskies anyway, the core range bottles are really good, and this bottle is no different, it also happens to be a bottle i have considered purchasing, i couldn’t say it’s a wow whisky, but it is enjoyable and most likely aimed at people newer to drinking whisky.
Would i buy a bottle? – Yes i would, it has plenty of flavours, its delightfully easy drinking, i think its a great allrounder for the price.
Picture credit – @RockNRolla60
Thanks to – @whiskeychap, @RockNRolla60, @gordonsmith63 and @Crocidolite11Follow whiskeychap Follow @/RockNRolla60 Follow @gordonsmith63 Follow @Crocidolite11 Follow @thewhiskeychaps Follow @StillSurreal