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Founded in 1825 by David Scott
Location Highlands region Eastern district Brechin
Water source Unthank hills springs
Glencadem Scotch Whisky Distilling Equipment
Cast iron mash tun
6 Stainless steel washbacks
2 small pot stills with lyne arms inclined 15 degrees upwards
Matured in American oak Hogsheads, boubon casks and European sherry casks
The Glencadam distillery was founded in 1825 located in a Steeply sided glen on what was the site of a previous illicit still. The first listed owner was David Scott 1827 until 1837.A progression of un-named owners followed.
At some point in 1891 the distillery was sold to the Glaswegian Blenders Gilmour, Thompson & Co. Ltd who used the malt whisky produced in their Royal Blend a favourite of King Edward VII.
During 1954 the distillery was acquired by Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd, who consequently became part of Allied Domeq, They renovated the distillery in 1959.
The distillery was mothballed by operators Allied Distillers due to over-production in 2000 and purchased by Angus Dundee plc three years later
Although the distillery has had a high turnover in owners over the years, this seems to have indicated continued interest in working it. Certainly there were no lengthy periods during which Glencadam was out of production.
The whisky produced is an important component of the blend Stewart’s ‘Cream of the barley’ and also Ballantine’s blends.
Glencadam Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottlings
12 Year Old Portwood Finish
14 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish
Aged 15 Years
Aged 21 Years “The Exceptional”
Single Cask 32 Year Old
Glencadam Single Malt Scotch Whisky Older Distillery Bottlings
Glencadam 25 Year Old Single Cask
Glencadam Single Cask 1978
Glencadam Single Malt Scotch Whisky Independent Bottlings
Angus Dundee (USA)
Berry’s Own Selection
Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail),
Dun Bheagan (Ian McLeod),
Gordon & MacPhail Reserve
Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
Platinum (Douglas Laing),
Provenance (Douglas Laing),
Single & Single (South Africa)
Un-Chill Filtered (Signatory).
Whisky Galore (Duncan Taylor).
Glencadam Single Malt Whisky 1987 Connoisseurs Choice 43% 70cl
Distilled in 1987 and bottled in 2008 by Gordon and MacPhail.
Glencadam Scotch whisky Tasting notes:-
Colour: Pale gold.
Neat without water
Nose: Ripe fruits - red apples and bananas, sweet spicy aromas.
Palate: Spicy with leafy/dry grass flavour. Aromatic, sweet -liquorice allsorts.
Nose: Earthy, touch of peat smoke, some sweet, floral aromas developing.
Palate: Dry grass with cedar wood flavours. Delicate fruity edge.
Finish: Cigar Boxes.
Cask Type: Refill Bourbon Barrels.
Whisky Style: A lighter Highland Malt, subtle smoky character.
Glencadem Aged 10 YearsBest Highland Single Malt Whisky 12 years and Under World Whisky Awards 2009
Glencadam Single Cask Aged 32 YearsSilver Medal, The Scotch Whisky Masters 2011, Highlands & Islands over 25 YearsBronze Medal, International Spirits Challenge – 2011
Glencadam Aged 15 YearsSilver Medal, International Wine & Spirit Competition London - 2010Gold Medal, Internationaler Spirituosen Wettbewerb , Germany – 2009Highly Recommended” – USA Beverage Tasting Institute - 2004“Best whisky”, International Malt Whisky Festival, Belgium - 2005Gold Medal Winner, International Spirit Challenge London - 2005Silver Medal, Best in Class– International Wine and Spirit Competition, London- 2005Gold Medal, Internationaler Spirituosen Wettbewerb, Germany - 2005Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirit Competition London - 2006Silver Medal, Internationaler Spirituosen Wettbewerb, Germany - 2007Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirit Competition London - 2007
Glencadam Oloroso Cask Finish Aged 14 YearsSilver Medal, International Spirits Challenge – 2011
Glencadam Aged 10 YearsSilver Medal, International Wine & Spirit Competition London – 2010Silver Medal Winner, International Spirit Challenge London - 2010Gold Medal, Internationaler Spirituosen Wettbewerb , Germany – 2009
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