It is difficult not to walk into a Cadenhead shop without being enticed by something on sale. A widespread range of whiskies is often available at prices that hark back to an era when the whisky enthusiast was happy to hand over their cash in a fair trade. Not today’s realm where prices rocket and quality plummets.
For 5 cards – 1 x70cl of any Cadenhead whisky up to 30 year old
For 8 cards – 1 x70cl of and Cadenhead whisky of any age
Distillery: Glen Spey
Bottled: 2015 (20 years of age)
Strength: 52.7% vol
Cask: a sherry cask
Edition of: 180 bottles
Cadenhead’s Club Glen Spey 1995 – reviewColour: hazelnut
On the nose: very approachable with the sherry cask adding character rather than domination. Raisins, almonds with all-spice and beeswax. I’m feeling a Caribbean influence here before we’re into orange peel, leather, cola cubes and maple syrup. Water reveals a slight perfume note.
In the mouth: the gentle aspect continues with ginger nut biscuits, marzipan, a Galaxy chocolate bar, cloves, cracked black pepper and then a rich black tea. We’re back in the Caribbean with coconut before praline and pecan round off the trip.