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Review: Glenmorangie The Cadboll Estate 15 Years Old 2021

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In 2020 Glenmorangie dropped a curious restricted version expression known as the Cadboll Estate, the primary single property whisky created by Glenmo, made totally onsite “from grain to glass.” A 15 12 months outdated expression, it was aged completely in first-fill bourbon barrels — no funky wine cask work right here.

Now Cadboll is again for a second spherical — denoted as “Batch No. 2” on the field and bottle — the 2021 expression providing an similar make-up: estate-grown barley, 15 years in first-fill bourbon barrels, similar 43% abv. (The distillery even despatched us the identical image to make use of.) Will this change into an annual affair from Glenmorangie? It stays to be seen.

In the meantime let’s see how this model comes throughout.

All instructed, it’s a very beautiful and interesting whisky from begin to end. The nostril is kind of fruity — extra so than the 2020 bottling, if solely modestly — with extra of that banana instantly evident alongside notes of apricot and baked apple, all whipped up with cereal-forward notes of pie crust, topped with meringue. Issues come throughout with comparable tones on the tongue, numerous nougat and vanilla within the combine clearly telegraphing the bourbon barrel affect. Some toasty barrel char notes come into deal with the again finish, however these are paired admirably by a vanilla custard observe, a touch of tropical fruit, nearly lychee-like at instances, and the lightest fringe of grassy herbaceousness. It’s much less clearly floral than the 2020 bottling, with extra fruit rather more instantly evident, which I feel is an efficient factor. Whereas the 2020 rendition was completely acceptable, this bottling is more durable to place down, inviting ongoing returns to your glass for continued exploration of its vibrant, sunny charms.

86 proof.

A / $85 / glenmorangie.com [BUY IT NOW FROM CASKERS]

Glenmorangie The Cadboll Property 15 Years Outdated 2021

$85

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9.5/10

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