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Cadenhead Creations Light Creamy Vanilla 26yo

Even though it’s still summer and hot here, I can’t let the week pass without a single whisky review. So here’s something light and fitting for the season – Cadenhead Creations ‘Light Creamy Vanilla’ 26 Year Old.- a blended malt whisky mixing spirit from Glenlivet, Bruichladdich, Glen Grant, Aultmore, Tamdhu, Strathisla and Braeval and matured in a bourbon hogshead.

It’s the 3rd batch, the whisky was distilled back in 1991 and bottled in 2018. 288 bottles at 43.8% were made available.

Cadenhead Creations Light Creamy Vanilla 26 Year Old (43.8%,€99,99/€109)

Photo: whiskybase.com

Nose: Punchy at first with creamy vanilla and honey, pears and gentle fruitiness, bread-y. After a few minutes it calms down and we get gentle menthol freshness, peaches and bright yellow cherries. Later on heather honey with soft fresh tropical fruitiness. Continue reading

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Hazelburn 2005 13 Year Old (Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection) Review

Yesterday it was Glen Scotia open day at Campbeltown Malts Festival 2019 which we celebreated with a review of a lovely sherried 18 Year Old Glen Scotia from Kintra Spirits.

Today is Springbank Open day at the festival and of course we’ll have a celebratory twofer review: A Springbank whisky bottled by Cadenhead!

This 13 Year Old Hazelburn was distilled back in 2005 and was bottled last winter after 13 years in Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection series at 54.6% abv.

Hazelburn 2005 13 Year Old (Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection) (54.6%)

Photo Credit: whiskybase.com

Nose: Cidar and honey, grease, pears, green with tomatoes vine and green unripe banana, shards of dirtiness, thyme, oily and eventually also sooty. Continue reading