As I have told you before a good friend was chocked when he saw my score for Glencadam 15 YO. This chock resulted in me getting samples of Glencadam 10 YO, 12 YO, 14 YO, 15 YO and 21 YO. I have already shared my thoughts on Glencadam 10 YO.
Glencadam distillery is located in the region Highland in Scotland. Here is a short quote from there web page:
Glencadam first opened in 1825, in the ancient city of Brechin. This was the year that the first horse-drawn omnibuses were established in London, the world’s first modern railway opened, with the first public train pulled by steam engine, Cox’s Orange Pippin apples were first grown and London became the largest city in the world, over-taking Beijing. It was little more than one year after the Excise Act of 1823 legalised distilling.
Today it is time for the 12 YO. It is bottled at 46 ABV. The 12 YO has been given a Port Wood Finish.
Overripe plums on the nose at first. Heavy oak. Quite sharp. Cherries. Chocolate and ginger on the palate. It is actually watery despite the rich flavours appearing at first. The port wood does not seem integrated. There are some wine notes at first on the palate but they disappears very quickly. The finish is short and dry.
My score: nose 21 / taste 20 / finish 19 / balance 20 = 80
Image from Glencadam distillery.