Address : Glencadam Distillery, Brechin, Angus, DD9 7PA
Telephone : 01356 622217
Web Site : www.GlencadamDistillery.co.uk
Visitors Centre : Yes - By appointment only
Glencadam Distillery is situated about half a mile outside the ancient city of Brechin in the kingdom of Angus in the eastern Highlands of Scotland. Its has a neat and trim appearance which is very welcoming. The Glencadam distillery was founded in 1825 by George Copper who owned it for two years then sold to David Scott. In the early 1900's, the Glencadam malt was part of the "Gilmour Thomson's Royal", one of the favourite whiskies of King Edward VII.
In May 2003, the distillery became property of Angus Dundee Distillers. Almost all the production is used in Ballantine and Stewart's Cream of the Barley Blends, but there are some single malts available.
Here are a few of the whiskies produced at the Glencadam Distillery:
Glencadam 10 Y/O 46%
Colour: Straw gold
Nose: Lively, intense. Grassy freshness and citrus tones with hints of spicy oak.
Palate: Rounded elegance. Clean, crisp citrus tones. A pleasing harmony between a natural sweetness and the soft spicy oak.
Finish: Long and soothing. Rich, clean barley and gristy sweetness.
Glencadam 15 Y/O 46%
Colour: Pale gold
Nose: Salty notes with balance of sweetness. Delicate, elegant and charming.
Palate: Cut-grass juiciness with mouth-watering malty signature. Restrained sweetness caressed by soft oak.
Finish: Medium length. Oak balancing sweeter characteristics with malty reprise.
Glencadam 30 Y/O 46%
This rare, limited edition release has been bottled in an attractive clear glass square decanter and is presented in an elegant gift box. The whisky was distilled on the 6th of April 1978 and has matured ever since in Sherry cask number 2335. This cask was selected for the exceptional quality of the mature malt whisky therein. Bottled in March 2009 at 46% ABV, unchillfiltered, and without added colouring, only 615 bottles were produced and each bottle has been individually numbered. The bottle label also records the cask number and the date of distillation and bottling.
Colour: Deep amber
Nose: Pleasant with distinctive Sherry influence. Round, sweet and raisiny with suggestions of vanilla and cream
Palate: Sweet with some spice and generous hints of: vanilla, toffee, fudge, raisins, chocolate and candied peel. Good complexity.
Finish: Ample and powerful
A big thank you to the Glencadam Distilleries own web site, www.GlencadamDistillery.co.uk for the images and information on this page. For more information and a chance to buy some of their great whisky click on the link above.