Happy start of the World Cup day! If you are as much a sports fan as I am, then my eyes as well as yours will all be on Brazil for the next month or so. As excited as I am about the World Cup, I am also excited to be talking about a 20 year-old scotch blend by Cadenhead.
Cadenhead, according to their website is Scotland’s oldest independent bottler. The company was founded back in 1842 and was family own till 1972 when it was acquired by J & A Mitchell & Co. LTD, which are proprietors of Springbank distillery.
Most often than not, a lot of these independent bottlers either end up acquiring a surplus of whiskies from distilleries. They then bottle it and sell it for the distilleries using the distilleries name as well as theirs. The Highland Park 25 years sold by Cadenhead is an example of this http://wp.me/p3Zt2k-7r.
Now Cadenhead doesn’t just bottle, they also blend and Cadenhead Creations is their collection of small batch blended malts. For this particular sherry-aged 20 year-old, Cadenhead has blended Bruichladdich and Mortlach both single malts with Cameronbridge and Invergordon which are grain malts. The outcome is a fantastic blend! I absolutely loved this blend. Each whisky perfectly complements each other.
Nose: sweet, sherry, oak and spices
Palate: sherry, spices, sweet with hints of marshmallow
Finish: Extremely smooth blend with lingering notes of sweetness
This was a beautifully created blend of malts. Cadenhead did a fabulous job at perfectly marrying these four whiskies. I would definitely recommend trying this blend if you ever come across it. Looking for pricing I saw this product going for around $115-$125 which is pricy, but definitely worth the try.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.