Dram Review: Cadenhead Single Cask from Linkwood-Glenlivet Distillery Aged 24 Years (Bottled for Whisk-e)

[55.1%・24 Years Old・Distilled in 1992・Bottled in 2017・Cadenhead Bottling for Whisk-e・Limited Release of 240 Bottles] Nose: Sweet and malty evenly presented, corn bread brushed with velvety caramel and an abundance of vanilla. Palate & Finish: Luscious body of pineapples and stone fruits, heaps of vanilla sauce drizzled atop with baked red apples and custard on the…

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Dram Review: Cadenhead Small Batch from Linkwood-Glenlivet Distillery Aged 24 Years

[50.9%・24 Years Old・Distilled in 1992・Bottled in 2017・Cadenhead Bottling・Limited Release of 384 Bottles] Nose: Vanilla and marshmallow, fine honey with a mellow layer of candle wax. Spirited with the light oak mingling with clean pasture and a mild floral note. It’s quite composed. Palate & Finish: Gorgeous gooey honey infused with vibrant tropical fruits. Excellent mouthfeel…

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Dram Review: Cadenhead’s Linkwood-Glenlivet Special Individual Cask Bottling

[55.8%・21 Years Old・Distilled in 1969・Bottled in 1991・Cadenhead Bottling for Dival di Gabri・Single Cask Release] Nose: The cask, drenched with vintage Sherry, imposes a powerful and deep richness.  Antique tea leaves, salted caramel, and oven dried strawberries in addition to notes of moist Charistmas cake and ample tannins.  This is the epitome of an epic vintage…

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Dram Review: Cadenhead Small Batch from Linkwood-Glenlivet Distillery Aged 18 Years

[54.7%・18 Years Old・Distilled in 1997・Bottled in 2015・Cadenhead Bottling for The Whisky Hoop・Limited Release of 270 Bottles] Nose: A clean and direct welcoming from the malt and honey, complimented by toasted cereal. Palate & Finish: Honey and spices, slightly peppery note amidst the crisp malt. An animated follow through if poached fruits dosed in honey. A…

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Dram Review: Cadenhead Pure Malt Scotch Whisky from Dailuaine Distillery

[46.0%・22 Years Old・Distilled in 1962・Bottled in 1985・Cadenhead Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Apple flesh and apple peels, the refreshing sweetness is well countered by the crisp aromas of barley fragrance, rice paper and pepper with the spirit that’s initially held quite tightly begin to peel off. Palate & Finish: Flowing honey with a slight wax coating, some…

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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…

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

[46.0%・16 Years Old・Distilled in 1972・Bottled in 1988・Cadenhead Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Somewhat on the mild side, hay straws, honey and soft fruits. Palate & Finish: Wonderfully juicy with the elegant dose of Sherry cask inspired raisins blossoming and flirting with some light hints of white peaches and lychees. The fruity nectar playfully dances on, with the…

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Whisky Review: Cadenhead Small Batch Blair Athol 1988 Aged 28 Years

Style: Fruity and Spicy Nose: Sweet purple grape bubblegum, blue berries and dried apricots mix comfortably with stewed tropical fruits. Razor-hot peppermint edge carves in, while a touch of vanilla cream hides behind it. Plenty of barley sugar clusters around the core, distinct black peppercorns formed at the back. Dry spices finish. Palate: Bountiful blueberries…

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Whisky Review: Cadenhead Small Batch Glentauchers-Glenlivet 1990 Aged 26 Years

Style: Sweet and Spicy Nose: Begins with a powerful whiff of spirit spice, which is quite surprising as it is a mere 52.6%. When I get used to the hotness we have sweet grapefruit candies, vanilla custard and apple pies. In comes another wave of fresh orchard fruits, within hides an unusually (but in a…

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Whisky Review: Cadenhead Single Cask Glen Grant – Glenlivet 1984 Aged 31 Years

Style: Sherry and Malty Nose: Brown sugar casually sprinkled down on coffee jelly. A rather “deep” vibe here. Plenty of black currants floating to the top, while peppermint haze shrouds around a hearty malt. Pencil shavings, caramel sauce with a teasing acidic note. Black peppercorns and dry spices at the back. A rather delicate aroma.…

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