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Cadenhead’s

Cadenhead’s, home of Scotland’s oldest independent bottler, established in 1842.

Scotch Whisky is known the world-over by the Brand names of large blending companies. These blends are the mixture of the products of various distilleries which were originally independent family owned units. Until the middle of the 20th century there were many small firms that bottled and sold the pure product of the local distilleries. Since Victorian times the firm of William Cadenhead has provided this service. However a diminution of public interest caused the small bottling companies to close down. Only a small handful of distilleries still remain in the ownership of their founding families and even fewer of the bottling companies remain active, William Cadenhead is one of the notable survivors.

Recent revival of interest in the whisky from different single distilleries has caused a surge of new firms to emerge. Many do not actually control their bottling operations and unfortunately feel it necessary to invent fictitious ancestries. However William Cadenhead has a well established pedigree and the experience of over one and a half centuries ensure that our customers can truly rely on what we put in a bottle. We guarantee that we never chill-filter or chemically alter the products that we bottle nor do we add colouring agents. Each of our bottlings of whisky, and indeed of our rums and cognacs, comes from an individually selected cask.

Website: http://www.wmcadenhead.com/

Cadenhead’s Whisky Reviews:

Authentic Collection

  • Aberlour-Glenlivet 21 Years Old 1989 Authentic Collection ~ 57.5% (Cadenhead’s) - Review: Aberlour-Glenlivet 21 Years Old 1989 Bourbon Hogshead Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Aberlour Distillery Bottling: Wm Cadenhead’s ABV: 57.5% Cost: £65.50 from Wm Cadenhead’s Score 91/100 What they say: Distilled at Aberlour-Glenlivet in 1989 and aged for 21 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead Nose: Light on the nose, hints of gooseberries and […]
  • Ardbeg-21-Years-Old-1993-2015-Authentic-Collection-Cadenhead Ardbeg 21 Years Old 1993 Authentic Collection ~ 53.2% (Cadenhead’s) - Review: Ardbeg 21 Years Old 1993 Authentic Collection Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Ardbeg Distillery Bottling: Wm Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection ABV: 53.2% Cost: £150 from Cadenhead’s What they say: Ardbeg Distillery 1993 21yo 53.2%. 210 Bottles. Bourbon Hogshead. Bottled July 2015. Nose: Prawn toast and natural yoghurt. Soft iodine, birch and dry seashells. Taste: […]
  • Auchentoshan 12 Years Old 1999 Authentic Collection ~ 58.7% (Cadenhead’s) - Auchentoshan 12 Years Old 1999 ~ 58.7% (Wm Cadenhead) 58.7% ABV, £55 for 70cl Score: 83/100 What they say: Distilled at Auchentoshan Distillery in the Lowland in 1999, this was matured for 12 years in a Bourbon Hogshead and bottled at Cask Strength of 58.7% ABV with a 254 bottle outturn in October 2011 What I […]
  • Auchentoshan 21 Years Old 1992 Authentic Collection ~ 51.8% (Cadenhead’s) - Auchentoshan 21 Years Old 1992 Authentic Collection 51.8% ABV, £65 for 70cl Score: 82/100 What they say: Aged 21 Years Distilled at Auchentoshan Distillery Distilled: 1992 Bottled: February 2014 Wood Type: Bourbon Barrel No. of bottles: 162 70 cl. / 51,8% Nose: Pineapple chunks, brown sugar, white chocolate and mandarin segments. Palate: Cookie dough, lime […]
  • Balblair 24 Years Old 1990 Authentic Collection ~ 52.2% (Cadenhead’s) - Balblair 24 Years Old 1990 Highland single malt scotch whisky 52.2% ABV, £78.90 for 70cl from Wm Cadenheads Score: 89/100 What they say: Distilled at Balblair distillery in 1990 and bottled in January 2015 Nose: Fresh sweet and fruity with pears toffee and watermelon, passion fruits with malteaser centres. This dram has a lot of […]
  • Benrinnes 25 Years Old 1988 Authentic Collection ~ 53% (Cadenhead’s) - Benrinnes 25 Years Old 1988 Speyside single malt scotch whisky 53% ABV, £84.50 for 70cl available from Wm Cadenhead Score: 87/100 What they say: Only 270 Bottles in the world last case now in stock Nose: Starts meaty and earthy then juicier notes emerge. Pineapple with some limoncello and dates with a hint of dark […]
  • Bowmore 11 Years Old 2003 Authentic Collection ~ 58.7% (Cadenhead’s) - Bowmore 11 Years Old 2003 Islay single malt scotch whisky 58.7% ABV, £47.70 for 70 cl Score: 84/100 What they say: Distilled in 2003 at Bowmore distillery this was matured for 11 years in an ex-Bourbon Hogshead before producing 240 bottles at outturn in December 2014 at 58.7% Cask strength What I say: The 5th […]
  • Bowmore 13 Years Old 2001 Authentic Collection ~ 56.6% (Cadenhead’s) - Bowmore 13 Years Old 2001 56.6% ABV, £51.90 for 70cl from Cadenheads Whisky Shop Score: 79/100 What they say: Distilled at Bowmore Distillery in 2001 and matured in a bourbon hogshead for 13 years before bottling in October 2014 to produce 270 bottles. Nose: Wet smoke, lots of vanilla, quite oily, with smoked meats and […]
  • Bowmore 22 Years Old 1992 Bowmore 22 Years Old 1992- Authentic Collection ~ 50.8% (Cadenhead) - Review: Bowmore 22 Years Old 1992 – Authentic Collection Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Bowmore Distillery Bottler: Wm Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection ABV: 50.8% Cost: ~ £90 Score: 87/100 What they say: Distilled at the Bowmore Distillery in 1992, this has matured a full 22 years in a bourbon hogshead before bottling in January 2015, producing […]
  • bowmore-26-years-old-1989-ac-cadenheads Bowmore 26 Years Old 1989 Authentic Collection ~ 56.5% (Cadenheads) - Whisky Review: Bowmore 26 Years Old 1989 Authentic Collection Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Bowmore Distillery Bottling: Cadenhead’s; Authentic Collection ABV: 56.5% Cost: ~ £150 at auction What they say: A 26 year old Bowmore bottled by Cadenhead’s. Distilled in 1989 and bottled in 2015 from a single bourbon hogshead. One of 210 […]
  • glen-ord-11-years-old-2004-ac-cadenheads Glen Ord 11 Years Old 2004 Authentic Collection ~ 60.6% (Cadenheads) - Whisky Review: Glen Ord 11 Years Old 2004 Authentic Collection Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Glen Ord Distillery Bottling: Cadenheads Authentic Collection ABV: 60.6% Cost: <£50 What they say: Distilled in 2004 at Glen Ord Distillery and matured for 11 years in a (Bourbon?) Butt before producing 342 bottles at outturn in February […]
  • Glendronach 23 Years Old 1990 – Authentic Collection ~ 53.9% (Cadenhead’s) - Glendronach 23 Years Old 1990 – Authentic Collection ~ 53.9% (Wm Cadenhead) 53.9% ABV, ~£80 for 70cl Score: 84/100 What they say: Single malt whisky from the Highlands of Scotland (Labelled as Speyside on the bottle). Distilled at Glendronach Distillery in 1990 and bottled at 23 years old in August 2013. This was from a […]
  • glenkinchie-28-year-old-1987-cadenheads-ac Glenkinchie 28 Years Old 1987 Authentic Collection ~ 53.3% (Cadenheads) - Whisky Review: Glenkinchie 28 Years Old 1987 Authentic Collection Category: Lowland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Glenkinchie Distillery Bottling: Cadenheads; Authentic Collection ABV: 53.3% Cost: £130 What they say: Distilled in 1987 at Glenkinchie Distillery, this was matured for 28 years in a single bourbon hogshead before bottling in April 2016 by Cadenheads. Producing 240 […]
  • Glenlossie-Glenlivet 20 Years Old 1993 Authentic Collection ~ 53.3% (Cadenhead’s) - Glenlossie-Glenlivet 20 Years Old 1993 Authentic Collection 53.3% ABV, £55 for 70cl Score: 79/100 What they say: Nose: Toffee caramel, syrup, almonds and a touch of honeycomb, some sweet spice edges liven the nose. Palate: Lots of vanilla, dried bananas, hints of kiwi fruits and custard powder, creamy caramel with a hint of spiced apple […]
  • inchmurrin-42-year-old-1974-wc-ac-2 Inchmurrin 42 Years Old 1974 Authentic Collection ~ 44.3% (Cadenheads) - Whisky Review: Inchmurrin 42 Years Old 1974 Authentic Collection Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Loch Lomond Distillery Bottling: Cadenheads; Authentic Collection ABV: 44.3% Cost: £200 What they say: Distilled at Loch Lomond (Inchmurrin) Distillery in 1974 and matured for 42 years in a bourbon barrel before bottling in September 2016, producing 25 bottles […]
  • Jura 21 Years Old 1992 Authentic Collection ~ 46.8% (Cadenhead’s) - Jura 21 Years Old 1992 – Authentic Collection Single malt scotch whisky 46.8% ABV, £60 for 70cl Score: 84/100 What they say: An indie bottling of 21 year old Jura whisky, distilled in 1992, matured in a bourbon hogshead and bottled in February 2014 by Cadenhead with an outturn of 114 bottles. A top Island […]
  • Laphroaig 22 Years Old 1991 Authentic Collection ~ 49.8% (Cadenhead’s) - Laphroaig 22 Years Old 1991 Authentic Collection 49.8% ABV, £90.40 for 70cl Score: 89/100 What they say: Distilled in 1991 at Laphroaig distillery on Islay, this has been matured for 22 years in a bourbon hogshead and bottled in February 2014 for a 168 bottle outturn at 49.8% What I say: Drool, welcome to whisky […]
  • Longmorn_Glenlivet_Cadenhead_s_Authentic_Collection_18 Longmorn-Glenlivet 18 Years Old 1994 – Authentic Collection ~ 56.1% (Cadenhead’s) - Longmorn-Glenlivet 18 Years Old 1994 – Authentic Collection 56.1% ABV Score: 85/100 What they say: Bottled: July 2013; 264 bottles; Strength 56.1% ABV Longmorn-Glenlivet Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection 18 Years Country: Scotland Region: Highlands / Speyside Whisk(e)y-type: Scotch Single Malt Distillery: Longmorn-Glenlivet Bottler: Cadenhead Age: 18 Years Distilled: 1994 Bottled: July 2013 Cask: Bourbon Hogshead Alcohol: 56,1% […]
  • Macallan-Glenlivet 25 Years Old 1989 Authentic Collection ~ 51.4% (Cadenhead’s) - Macallan-Glenlivet 25 Years Old 1989 Single malt scotch whisky 51.4% ABV, £130 for 70cl from Wm Cadenhead’s Score: 87/100 What they say: Macallan 25 Year Old 1989-2014 Cadenhead’s Single Malt Scotch 51.4% ABV. Speyside whisky from Scotland, Cadenheads bottling Bourbon Barrel What I say: Sampled (blind) at the President’s Tasting during the WOLS Highland Trip. […]
  • Pulteney-11-year-old-2006-AC-Cadenheads Pulteney 11 Year Old 2006 Authentic Collection ~ 56.1% (Cadenhead’s) - Whisky Review: Pulteney 11 Year Old 2006 Authentic Collection Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Pulteney Distillery Bottling: Cadenhead’s ABV: 56.1% Cost: £61.60 from Wm Cadenhead’s What they say: Distilled at Pulteney Distillery in 2006, matured in an ex-bourbon hogshead and bottled in spring 2017 at cask strength of 56.1% ABV producing 294 bottles at outturn […]
  • Tamdhu-Glenlivet 22 Years Old 1991 Port Cask ~57% (Cadenhead’s) - Tamdhu-Glenlivet 22 Years Old 1991 Port Cask Authentic Collection 57% ABV, £56 for 70cl Score: 83/100 What they say: Tamdhu Glenlivet was matured in Port pipes until bottling in February 2014 at cask strength 57% vol. 1 of only 258 bottles. Nose: A real wintery nose – dried fruits, menthol, eucalyptus and tobacco combine to […]

Cask Ends

  • caperdonich-20-years-old-1996-cask-end-cadenheads Caperdonich 20 Years Old 1996 Cask Ends ~ 48.9% (Cadenhead’s) - Whisky Review: Caperdonich 20 Years Old 1996 Cadenhead’s Cask Ends Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Caperdonich Distillery Bottling: Cadenhead’s Cask Ends ABV: 48.9% Cost: £110 What they say: Distilled at the now demolished Caperdonich Distillery in 1996 and matured for 17 years before being finished in a Sherry Hogshead for 3 years. Bottled […]

Duthies

  • Dalmore 11 Years Old Duthies ~ 46% (Cadenhead’s) - Dalmore 11 Years Old – Duthies Single malt scotch whisky 46% ABV, £36 for 70cl Score: 83/100 What they say: Duthies Range William Cadenhead Ltd introduces the Duthies Collection William Cadenhead (1848-1904) was a traditionalist, well known and highly revered as the founder of Scotland’s oldest independent bottler. His nephew, Robert Duthie, who took over […]
  • The Whiskyphiles Duthies Islay Blend Duthies Islay region blended malt whisky ~ 46% (Cadenhead’s) - Duthies Islay region blended malt whisky ~ 46% (Wm Cadenhead) 46% ABV, £28.50 for cl Score: 84/100 What they say: Duthies range of whiskies are from Wm Cadenhead’s, within this range are 4 blended malts highlighting specific regions of Scotland What I say: Duthies Islay Blend is an all malt blend of unspecified Islay malts […]
  • Glen Scotia 12 Years Old – Duthies ~ 46% (Cadenhead’s) - Glen Scotia 12 Years Old – Duthies Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky 46% ABV, £32.25 for 70cl Score: 83/100 What they say: Distilled at Glen Scotia and matured for 12 years in oak casks (small batch) before producing 786 bottles at 46% ABV, bottled by Wm Cadenhead’s as part of their Duthies range. What I […]

Sherry Cask

  • Highland Park 22 Years Old 1992 Sherry Cask ~ 59.6% (Cadenhead’s) - Highland Park 22 Years Old 1992 – Sherry Cask Island single malt scotch whisky 59.6% ABV, £96 for 70cl Score: 84/100 What they say: Distilled at Highland Park distillery in 1992, bottled in December 2014, 234 bottle outturn at cask strength of 59.6% What I say: Dram No. 4 at the Jolly Toper Christmas Tasting (18th […]
  • Tobermory 19 Years Old 1995 Sherry Cask ~ 54.2% (Cadenhead’s) - Tobermory 19 Years Old 1995 Sherry Cask Island single malt scotch whisky 54.2% ABV, £51.50 for 70cl available from Field & Fawcett Score: 88/100 What they say: Tobermory 19 Year Old – Cadenhead’s Sherry Cask From Tobermory distillery on Mull this release from Cadenhead’s is from a sherry cask guaranteeing a rich sherry monster experience […]

Single Cask

  • Arran 18 Year Old Single Cask Wm Cadenheads Arran 18 Years Old 1996 – Single Cask ~ 50.9% (Cadenhead’s) - Review: Arran 18 year old single malt scotch whisky Arran Distillery via Wm Cadenhead 50.9% ABV £87.59 from Wm Cadenhead Score: 86/100 What they say: Distilled at Arran Distillery in 1996, this spent a full 18 years maturing in a single Bourbon Hogshead before bottling at cask strength of 50.9% ABV and producing 192 bottles at […]
  • benromach-38yo-cadenheads Benromach-Glenlivet 38 Years Old 1976 single cask ~ 52.9% (Cadenhead’s) - Review: Benromach-Glenlivet 38 Years Old 1976 single cask Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Benromach Distillery Bottling: Cadenhead’s ABV: 52.9% Cost: £205 from Wm Cadenhead’s What they say: Distilled at Benromach Distillery in 1976 and matured for a full 38 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead before bottling in 2015. Produced 222 bottles at natural cask […]
  • Glenlossie-Glenlivet 48 Years Old 1966 – Single Cask ~ 43.5% (Cadenhead’s) - Glenlossie-Glenlivet 48 Years Old 1966 – Single Cask Single malt scotch whisky 43.5% ABV, £350 for 70cl Score: 83/100 What they say: Distilled at the Glenlossie distillery in 1966 and matured in a bourbon hogshead for 48 years before bottling in 2014 at cask strength of 43.5% with a 168 bottle outturn. This whisky was distilled in […]
  • ImperialGlenlivet37yoWC Imperial-Glenlivet 37 Years Old 1977 Single Cask ~ 53.5% (Cadenhead’s) - Imperial-Glenlivet 37 Years Old 1977 Single Cask Speyside single malt scotch whisky 53.5% ABV, £260 for 70cl from Wm Cadenhead’s Score: 86/100 What they say: Distilled 1977, Bottled January 2015, Aged for 37 years in a single bourbon hogshead and producing 204 bottles at cask strength of 53.5% at outturn. Nose: Soft stewed fruits, rhubarb […]

Single Grain

  • Cameronbridge 1989, 24 Years Old - Cadenheads Cameronbridge 24 Years Old 1989 Single Grain ~ 46% (Cadenhead’s) - Cameronbridge 24 Years Old 1989 Single Grain ~ 46% (Wm Cadenhead) 46% ABV, £60 for 70cl, 618 bottles Score: 69/100 What they say: Nose: Butterscotch with lime leaves and sweet digestive biscuits. Palate: Honey & toffee sweets with fresh bread dough and milk chocolates Finish: Some very subtle aniseed root orange blossom and fresh cut […]
  • Cameronbridge 24 Years Old 1989 ~ 46% (Cadenhead’s) - Cameronbridge 24 Years Old 1989 Scottish single grain whisky 46% ABV, £64.50 for 70cl from Wm Cadenheads Score: 78/100 What they say: Nose: Butterscotch with lime leaves and sweet digestive biscuits. Palate: Honey & toffee sweets with fresh bread dough and milk chocolates Finish: Some very subtle aniseed root orange blossom and fresh cut pears […]
  • North British 24 Years Old 1989 Small Batch ~ 46% (Cadenhead’s) - North British 24 Years Old 1989 Scottish single grain whisky 46% ABV, £65.50 for 70cl from Wm Cadenhead Score: 80/100 What they say: If your a fan of the sweeter styles of whisky such as bourbon then this might be for you. [sic] Distilled in 1979 then aged in ex bourbon barrels for 33 years. Only […]

Small Batch

  • allt-a-bhainne-cadenhead-small-batch-1992-21-year-old-main_image-250 Allt-á-Bhainne 21 Years Old 1992 – Small Batch ~ 54.4% (Cadenhead’s) - Allt-á-Bhainne 21 Years Old 1992 – Small Batch ~ 54.4% (Wm Cadenhead) 54.4% ABV, £55 for 70cl Score: 86/100 What they say: Distilled 1992 and bottled at 23 years old in 2013 at 54.4% What I say: Another Cadenhead Small Batch release, this was an offering from the Allt-á-Bhainne distillery normally used for blending so […]
  • Ardmore 16 Years Old Cadenhead Small Batch Ardmore 16 Years Old 1997 – Small Batch ~ 55.2% (Cadenhead’s) - Review: Ardmore 16 Years Old 1997 – Cadenhead Small Batch Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Ardmore Distillery Bottling: Cadenhead Small Batch ABV: 55.2% Cost: £55 for 70cl Score: 85/100 What they say: Distilled in 1997 and bottled at 16 years old in 2013, this Ardmore was bourbon matured and produced 552 bottle at outturn […]
  • Balblair 23 Years Old 1990 Small Batch Sherrywood ~ 51.7% (Cadenhead’s) - Balblair 23 Years Old 1990 Small Batch Sherrywood ~ 51.7% (Wm Cadenhead’s) 51.7% ABV, £76.60 for 70 cl available here Score: 88/100 What they say: The swing tags say bourbon barrels but after checking just one more time i am now assured that this malt is Sherrywood cask matured. Nose: Dried oranges; peaches; vanilla pods and […]
  • Ben Nevis 22 Years Old 1992 – Small Batch ~ 53.5% (Cadenhead’s) - Ben Nevis 22 Years Old 1992 – Small Batch Single malt scotch whisky 53.5% ABV, £77.60 for 70cl Score: 86/100 What they say: This is a bit of gem for those of us who like a big tasting winter whisky with no heavy peat or smoke, allow it to open a little to reveal a […]
  • Bowmore 12 Years Old 2002 Small Batch ~ 57.1% (Cadenhead’s) - Bowmore 12 Years Old 2002 – Small Batch Islay single malt scotch whisky 57.1% ABV, £47.95 for 70cl Score: 80/100 What they say: Distilled at Bowmore distillery in 2002 and matured for a full 12 years in bourbon hogsheads, before bottling as part of Wm Cadenhead’s small batch series in 2015 at a comined ABV of […]
  • braes-of-glenlivet-16-year-old-small-batch-wm-cadenhead Braes Of Glenlivet 16 Years Old Small Batch ~ 46% (Cadenhead’s) - Review: Braes Of Glenlivet 16 Years Old Cadenhead’s Small Batch Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Braes of Glenlivet [Braeval] Distillery Bottling: Cadenhead’s Small Batch ABV: 46% Cost: £48.01 from Master of Malt [sold out] What they say: A WM Cadenhead bottling of single malt from the Braes of Glenlivet, which was matured for […]
  • Caol Ila 10 Years Old 2003 – Small Batch ~ 46% (Cadenhead’s) - Caol Ila 10 Years Old 2003 – Small Batch Islay single malt scotch whisky 46% ABV, £75 for 70cl Score: 86/100 What they say: Distilled in 2003 at the Caol Ila distillery on Islay and aged for 10 years in Bourbon Hogsheads before producing 738 bottles at 46% Nose: Initially sweet, then wet ash comes […]
  • Clynelish-21y-Cadenhead-1992-SB Clynelish 21 Years Old 1992 -Small Batch ~ 51.6% (Cadenhead’s) - Review: Clynelish 21 Years Old 1992 Cadenhead’s Small Batch Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Clynelish Distillery Bottling: Wm Cadenhead ABV: 51.6% Cost: £79.57 from Wm Cadenheads Score: 89/100 What they say: Distilled in 1992 at Clynelish distillery, this small batch expression has matured for a full 21 years in ex-bourbon hogsheads before producing […]
  • glenrothes-24-year-old-1989-small-batch-wm-cadenhead-whisky Glenrothes-Glenlivet 24 Years Old 1989 – Small Batch ~ 56.9% (Cadenhead’s) - Review: Glenrothes-Glenlivet 24 Years Old 1989 – Small Batch Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Glenrothes Distillery Bottler: Wm Cadenhead’s Small Batch ABV: 56.9% Cost: £90.25 from Master of Malt [sold out] Score: 89/100 What they say: This single malt Scotch whisky from the Glenrothes distillery comes to us by way of WM Cadenhead’s Small Batch […]
  • The Whiskyphiles Highland Park 22 Years Old Cadenheads Highland Park 22 Years Old 1992 – Small Batch ~ 59.7% (Cadenhead’s) - Highland Park 22 Years Old 1992 – Small Batch ~ 59.7% (Wm Cadenhead) 59.7% ABV, £85 for 70cl Score: 87/100 What they say: Highland Park 22yo 1992 – 2014 Sherry butt 426 bottles 59.7% Cadenheads old sherried HP sauce, what’s not to like? What I say: Dram # 4 from the Jolly Toper P/O/U/R/S tasting held […]
  • Littlemill 22 Years Old 1992 Small Batch ~ 53.7% (Cadenhead’s) - Littlemill 22 Years Old 1992 Cadenhead Small Batch 53.7% ABV, £93.90 for 70cl Score: 85/100 What they say: Founded around 1750 it was one of the oldest established distilleries in Scotland until it was closed in 1994 its now sadly a demolished distillery after it was dismantled in 1997 then what was left was destroyed by […]
  • Miltonduff24yo1990 Miltonduff-Glenlivet 24 Years Old 1990 – Small Batch ~ 55.3% (Cadenhead’s) - Miltonduff-Glenlivet 24 Years Old 1990 – Small Batch ~ 55.3% (Wm Cadenhead) 55.3% ABV, £89 for 70cl Score: 87/100 What they say: Nose Lemon grass hint of cumin, cloves and allspice, very creamy with some sweet pomegranate notes add to this interesting nose. Palate Lot’s of rich clotted cream with Strawberry jam and some rich […]
  • Speyside-Glenlivet 18 Years Old 1995 – Small Batch ~ 62.8% (Cadenhead’s) - Speyside-Glenlivet 18 Years Old 1995 – Small Batch Single malt scotch whisky 62.8% ABV, £60 for 70cl Score: 83/100 What they say: An independent bottling of singe malt Scotch whisky from the Speyside distillery, bottled by WM Cadenhead. It was distilled in 1995 and matured in 1 Sherry butt and 1 hogshead for 18 years. […]
  • Tomatin35yo1978 Tomatin 35 Years Old 1978 – Small Batch ~ 44.1% (Cadenhead’s) - Tomatin 35 Years Old 1978 – Small Batch ~ 44.1% (Wm Cadenhead) 44.1% ABV, £160 for 70cl Score: 85/100 What they say: Nose Rhubarb, butterscotch and aniseed. Barley sugar and bubblegum Palate Strawberry tarts, banana sweets, chocolate covered raisins and icing sugar. A rather pleasing rich middle palate. Finish The finish mimics the taste and […]
  • Tullibardine 21 Years Old 1993 Small Batch ~ 46.9% (Cadenhead’s) - Tullibardine 21 Years Old 1993 Cadenhead Small Batch Highland single malt scotch whisky 46.9% ABV, £66.95 for 70cl available from Cadenheads Whisky Shop Score: 85/100 What they say: It’s been some time since we had a dram from Tullibardine so we have added one for the Autumn 2014 season, Another one of those under the radar […]
  • tullibardine-22-year-old-1993-small-batch-wm-cadenhead-whisky Tullibardine 22 Years Old 1993 Small Batch ~ 47.3% (Cadenhead’s) - Whisky Review: Tullibardine 22 Years Old 1993 Small Batch Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Tullibardine Distillery Bottling: Cadenhead’s Small Batch ABV: 47.3% Cost: £81.04 from Master of Malt [sold out] What they say: A small batch bottling of 22 year old Tullibardine single malt Scotch whisky, drawn from two bourbon hogsheads which matured the […]

Wine Cask

  • Aberlour 19yo Sauternes Cadenheads Aberlour-Glenlivet 19 Years Old 1995 Sauternes Wine Cask ~ 52.6% (Cadenhead’s) - Review: Aberlour-Glenlivet 19 Years Old 1995 Sauternes Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Aberlour Distillery Bottling: Cadenhead’s ABV: 52.6% Cost: £55 for 70cl Score: 91/100 What they say: Distilled in 1995 at the Aberlour distillery in Speyside, this has been matured a full 19 Years in an ex-Sauternes wine cask before bottling in 2014. […]
  • Glendullan-20yo-1996-wine-cask-WMC Glendullan-Glenlivet 20 Years Old 1996-2017 Wine Cask ~52.4 (Cadenhead’s) - Whisky Review: Glendullan-Glenlivet 20 Years Old 1996-2017 Wine Cask Category: Speyside single malt Scotch Whisky Origin: Glendullan Distillery Bottling: Cadenhead’s ABV: 52.4% Cost: £82.60 from Cadenhead’s What They say: Distilled at Glendullan distillery in 1996, this whisky has been in a Chateau Lafitte cask since July 2009 and was bottled in spring 2017. Producing 252 […]
  • highland-park-cadenheads-27-yo-1988-2015 Highland Park 27 Years Old 1988 Wine cask ~ 53.3% (Cadenhead’s) - Review: Highland Park 27 Years Old 1988 Wine cask Category: Island single malt scotch whisky Origin: Highland Park Distillery Bottling: Wm Cadenhead’s Wine Cask ABV: 53.3% Cost: £130 from Cadenhead’s What they say: Distilled in 1988 and bottled July 2015 producing 234 bottles at 53.3% ABV. What I say: From Moxies’s Tasting with Moxie – […]
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