Glencadam 15 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Highland
  • Category: Single Malt Whisky
  • Owners: Angus Dundee Distillers PLC
  • Bottler: Distillery
  • Brand: Glencadam
  • Age Statement: 15
  • Chill Filtered: No
  • Alcohol % ABV: 46
  • Cask Strength: No
  • Average Price (2023) £: 59.99
  • Colour Description: Pale Gold
  • Colour Status: Natural
  • Peated / Smoke: Unpeated
  • Cask Maturation / Finish: Ex-Bourbon
  • Single Cask: No
  • Mash Bill: Malted Barley
  • Barley: 100
  • Whisky Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Value Score : 96 out of 100
  • Bottle Stopper: Natural Cork
  • Packaging: Tube
  • Core Bottle or Special Release: Core Bottle
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Glencadam 15 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

Glencadam Distillery opened in 1825 and since then little has changed.

Multi-award winning Glencadam Highland Single Scotch Malt Whisky Aged 15 Years is a fine example of centuries of craftsmanship and tradition. “The rather dignified” malt with a beautifully mouth-watering, true flavour


Straw Gold



Pronounced orchard fruits and vanilla pod mingled with aromas of citrus peels and toasted nuts



Sweet and creamy with layers of sugared almond and panna cotta followed with notes of dried apple, nutmeg and cocoa powder


Perfectly balanced with creamy rice pudding and gentle cinnamon spices lingering long on the tongue


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  • Review 74 12 August 2020

    We last reviewed a Glencadam in review 29 on the 1st April 2020, in that review we looked at the 10 Year Old Single Malt, you can see the full review here, we thoroughly enjoyed the 10 and scored it 89 out of 100, it put Glencadam firmly on our radar as a brand to experience more from.

    We reviewed a sample of the 15 year old provided as part of an online Glencadam tasting earlier in the year. We kept back some of each sample to bring more Glencadam reviews in the coming months.

    The 15 year old, like the 10, is bottled at 46% ABV, it is non chill filtered and natural colour. Retailing for an average price of £58.23 it is generally available from online whisky specialists. It gets a value score of 96.12 out of 100. A reminder for those new to our channel, a value score is calculated based on the following whisky attributes: Average price in £ for a standard 700ml bottle, the whisky age, the ABV, chill filtration and colour status. We then give an overall score at the end of the review factoring in the nose and palate whilst also considering the value score.

    It is matured in ex-bourbon casks. Onto the review.
    On the nose; Immediately you can tell it is quite delicate and floral in nature. It is very light on the nose. There is sweetness of some citrus fruit and vanilla, there is also a herbal note. The nose doesn't jump out of the glass, very much like the 10 year old doesn't.

    On the palate; it is very rewarding. It is juicy, it has a fantastic lemon ice tea flavour, with a little tannin bitterness and a tiny sherbert kick. There is also some pineapple and gooseberry presenting with the fruit. It isn't overly sweet, not the usual honey sweet. The finish is a little bitter and a very light oak.

    With water the nose is a little more lemon, this also shows on the palate.

    In comparision to the 10 year old, it is still very great, but considering the price difference, the 10 year old represents fantastic value as there isn't too much between them. Obviously as the 15 is old, it would need more time to open and reveal more its character. However, the 10 year old just edges the win, we score the 15 year old 88 out of 100. The 15 year old is definitely a bottle to grab, but if you see it below £50 then you are onto a winner. It is a very easy sipping and rewarding highland malt.

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