Glencadam 17 Year Old Triple Cask Portwood Finish Single Malt Whisky

  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Highland
  • Category: Single Malt Whisky
  • Owners: Angus Dundee Distillers PLC
  • Bottler: Distillery
  • Brand: Glencadam
  • Age Statement: 17
  • Chill Filtered: No
  • Alcohol % ABV: 46
  • Cask Strength: No
  • Average Price (2023) £: 89.90
  • Colour Description: Stunning rosé pink hue
  • Colour Status: Natural
  • Peated / Smoke: Unpeated
  • Cask Maturation / Finish: Ex-Bourbon / 3 Types of Portwood Cask
  • Single Cask: No
  • Mash Bill: Malted Barley
  • Barley: 100
  • Whisky Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Value Score : 95 out of 100
  • Bottle Stopper: Natural Cork
  • Packaging: Tube
  • Core Bottle or Special Release: Core Bottle
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Glencadam 17 Year Old Triple Cask Portwood Single Malt Whisky

Glencadam Distillery opened in 1825 and since then little has changed. The entire Glencadam range is bottled at a strength of 46%, is unchillfiltered and natural in colour.

Multi-award winning Glencadam Highland Single Scotch Malt Whisky Aged 17 Years Triple Cask Portwood Finish is a fine example of centuries of craftsmanship and tradition. “The rather exquisite” malt with a beautifully balanced, pure flavour.


Stunning rosé pink hue


Bold and rich with aromas of red fruits, maraschino cherries, marzipan and Christmas spices


Layers of dark berry fruit and bramble jam mixed with walnut, coffee grounds, clove spice and subtle hints of cigar smoke


Woody and warming with notes of red fruits and chocolate cherry liqueurs leading into cinnamon and nutmeg spices


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  • Review 138 9th December 2021

    This review looks at the Glencadam 17 Year Old Single Malt Whisky from Angus Dundee Distillers.
    Bottled at 46% ABV, it is both Non Chill Filtered (NCF) and Natural Colour.

    At the time of recording it was available on pre-order from multiple retailers, example prices include:

    Inverurie Whisky Shop £112
    House of Malt £115

    Giving an average price of £113.50

    For its value score it achieves 93.3 out of 100. The value score being over 90 reflects it's natural presentation and 46% ABV.

    For its value score it achieves 93.3 out of 100. The value score being over 90 reflects it's natural presentation and 46% ABV.

    With regards to cask maturation, it is Ex-Bourbon Matured and Ruby Port Finished, spending 12 years in ex-bourbon before a 5 year finishing period in Ruby Port casks.


    The sample we reviewed was part of a whisky tasting arranged via the Glencadam Whisky Appreciation Society group on Facebook, a competition was organised we were fortunate to be one of the recipients of the the samples. A Zoom session was arrange with Iain Forteath Master Blender at Glencadam and amongst the whiskies tasted was the 10, 15, 17 Port, 19 Oloroso and a 15 Cask Strength exclusive to the Inverurie Whisky Shop.


    Onto the nosing and tasting:

    On the nose, the fruits pop out of the glass before you even get close. It presents with a syrup and honey sweetness,  rich berry fruits offering up a jam quality with some citrus notes and maybe grapefruit. On the backend of the nose there is what appears to be a gentle smoke, however, this is not a smoked or peated whisky, instead it is wood charring from the bourbon casks.

    On the palate, It has a fantastic syrupy texture which coats the mouth, its jammy with those rich red berries and a balanced sweetness which is not too intense. There are spices, maybe cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. The finish is long, with some bitterness and tannins with the character of red wine and finally there is dark chocolate.

    This is a fantastic whisky, you still get the distillery character of punchy citrus notes and the port doesn't completely take over, you still get elements of the bourbon casks which it spent 12 years.

    Comparing it to other Port finished whiskies such as the Lakes Port or Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban, this bottle does seem expensive at almost twice the price, with a bottle spend limit of £100, we wouldn't buy a bottle, but if you don't have a limit, you will not be disappointed with this bottle, it is worth the price.

    We do recommend this whisky and  for an overall score we give this 90 out of 100. It really is fantastic.

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