Dram Review: Cadenhead Pure Malt Scotch Whisky from Dufftown-Glenlivet Distillery

[46.0%・20 Years Old・Distilled in 1966・Bottled in 1986・Cadenhead Bottling・Limited Release]

Nose:

A creaminess that’s quite welcomed to most, milk chocolate, caramel and vanilla with just a tiny suggestion of truffle oil in the mix, the dram grows quite dry and malty with just a touch of air time.

Palate & Finish:

Lightly Sherried in a manner that’s preferred by the crowd at that time, and thus understandably thin, prunes and balsamic vinegar lifting the tone, vanilla, dark chocolate dipped candied orange slices and oak settle to the bottom with just a wee hint of burnt toast on the back end.

The dram shows a bit of tannins in the finish, remains malty through out.

Thoughts:

Perhaps this would be considered too simple for this era, but if one is being honest, there’s hardly any flaw to that, just a change of preference through time.

It’s certainly nice to step back in time and enjoy a dram less intensely cask driven and more connected to the spirit though.

☆ [Recommended]

-Nicholas

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