Cadenhead Original Collection A Highland Distillery 37yo
Oooh! Aaaah!! Another mystery malt from Wm Cadenhead.
But look at the age! Extraordinary.
From WhiskyBase, “Beautiful Glenmorangie (really?! – ed), the distillery character, that beautiful honey and vanilla note is definitely to taste. The barrel has done a great job, followed by aromatic nut aromas, almond and again vanilla, some Christmas spice, clove, cinnamon. The alcohol is perfectly integrated. Perfect old style whisky without magic finish, where cask and distillate harmonize perfectly. The malt is quite subtle and it takes time and many sips to actually appreciate it in its entirety. Anyway, I’m thrilled”.
Official notes read, “We can’t name this distillery but we can highlight that It’s very rare to see a bottling from this particular distillery, especially one from 1985(!). Fruit notes from the outset – this is notable due to the apple notes that appear on the nose, palate and finish and thus establish the theme of the whisky. There are gentle cake hints that smoothly glide through the whisky and an energetic nuttiness on the finish”.