Advent Calendar day 4/24. My first Glencadam was 2 nights ago at TWE people’s vote where I was largely unimpressed but liked the nose. So I opened up today’s door on the adcal, and thought – 21 is impressive but Glencadam isn’t. Wrong.
Glencadam 21 year old, 46% A⊕
Nose – Fresh, sweet, floral. A malted, meaty backnote. A little powdery love-hearts flutter, some apple and glacé cherry. Wonderfully sweet, moreish nose.
Body – Ripe, malted candied body with good balance and structure. Some waxy fruit and then…
Finish – Very long, sweet finish. Well structured with breathes of malted chocolate. Right at the end, lingering sechuan peppercorns and citrus. Quite the belter.
What's not good about it: Not much. Perhaps the balance could have been a shade sweeter?
What’s good about it: Deep, floral, expensive nose. Ripe, smooth, fruity body. Long, balanced finish. Very lovely.