Glencadam 9 Year Old from The Single Malts of Scotland Cask Range: Single casks bottled at cask strength. This particular expression is from barrel #800015 which was distilled in 2011and bottled at Cask Strength in 2020 at 9 years old: the outturn was 249 bottles. This whisky is a whirlwind of sweet, savoury, bitter and spicy – all presented within a sleek and silky texture. No added colour and no chill-filtration.
70cl at 63.9% alc. /vol.
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Initial aromas are of homemade baking: vanilla extract, melted marshmallow, pear and almond tart, with a butter shortbread crust,and sugar doughnuts.This evolves into strong black tea and blackcurrant and apple cordial.
Slightly tart on the palate with grapefruit juice and under-ripe tamarind. Some spiciness kicks in with grated horseradish and freshly-picked spearmint. Then appears a medley of lemongrass, gooseberry jam and thick raspberry syrup.
The finish presents the silky-but-savoury quality of focaccia, sprinkled with pine nuts and watercress. The lasting impression is both sweet and bitter at the same time – stewed rhubarb and a smattering of brown sugar.