A 21yo has been added to Glencadam's rapidly-growing range. Attractively packaged and bottled at a good drinking strength of 46%, this is a distillery of great potential and definitely one to watch.
Colour: buffed leather
Nose: right into an almond bucket, toffee apples, vanilla, potato peelings and some grain touches. A bizarre opening. Lots of nuts. Pineapple and coconut apply when water is used lavishly.
Taste: very malty, rinsed in honey and yet a touch of bitterness. The charms of this whisky are only truly revealed through patience and more water than you normally add; this dram can take it! Then tropical fruits arrive with pineapples and lemon rind, spices from the wood and granola.