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Glencadam 17 Year Old Portwood Finish Review

Glencadam 17 Year Old Portwood Finish Glencadam is a distillery that always gets me a little, i generally like the liquid, but for some unknown reason i tend not to spend much time drinking it, and i don't know why.

Much of the Glencadam range is tasty, easy to drink and has plenty of flavour, but it's not one i tend to go to, or pick up a lot. Maybe the packaging needs a bit of a modern tweak or i just need to get off my snobbish high horse and drink more of it.

This 17 year old portwood finish was matured initially in ex bourbon casks before being finished in a trio of ex port pipes producing a total of 1128 bottles, i'd call that a limited edition for sure.

Really tasty, fruity, umami, yum, just some of the notes i get when sipping on this dram, it's an easy drinking knock out dram, and i thoroughly recommend it.

You can buy now from Master of Malt online.

Tasting Notes & Details


Definite wood elements initially with freshly polished mahogany furniture coming through, thick treacle in a metal tin and orange marmalade, strawberry haribos, some cask char smoke also, some gentle freshness notes and a hint of umami.


A sweet and savoury element, something quite umami almost creamy meatiness, not as fruity as the nose definitely more depth here with some wood and polish again


Tart sweets almost sour haribo strawberries and some wood notes

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Glencadam 17 Year Old Portwood Finish
Age: 17
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Glencadam
Bottler: Glencadam
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland
Posted: 27/09/2017 by Tom

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