I have been after a bottle of this whisky for quite some time, if for no other reason than I wanted a gentle drinker that was a little less than the obvious choice.
I had also, in fairness, heard nothing but good things about this whisky as being a brilliant representation of what soft and fruity spirit, matured in bourbon and meddled with as little as you could expect can really do. And all those people were quite right.
This is an incredible drinker, wonderfully subtle and certainly not a bit shouty dram but of course it wouldn't be for what Glencadam themselves refer to as "the rather delicate" Highland single malt.
Inoffensive for those that want nothing more, beautifully balanced and full of character for those that want to find it.
Super perfumed nose here, full of orange peel, flowers, fresh grass and vanilla. There is a light sweetness to the whole thing with a hint of cinnamon and brown sugar whispering around the edges.
Soft delivery, light lemon zestyness and fresh orchard fruit. Plenty of vanilla and gentle ginger spice across the tongue with apples and underripe peaches.
Short, perhaps mid-length and quite a lot of gentle spice playing along the tongue. It is quite sherbety in the soft citrus tingle it leaves behind.