The Glencadam distillery is a little known distillery that is located in the eastern Highlands of Scotland. It was built in 1825 by George Cooper, in the town of Brechin, which lies between Dundee and Aberdeen.
Historically Glencadam has formed an important part of top selling blends such as Ballantine’s and Teacher’s. Like so many other distilleries, Glencadam experienced a massive number of changes in ownership during the 19th century. It had been closed by the previous owners in 2000, but everything was kept intact so that production could restart immediately. Angus Dundee Distillers took over the distillery and reopened it in 2003.
Glencadam has won many Gold and Silver awards.
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50 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Highland)Official distillery bottling, 50 ml mini bottle with distillery label.
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Highland)A fruity Highland malt that is a lovely introduction to a distillery you may not have tried yet. Bottled non-chill-filtered at 46%. "Crystal clarity to the sharp, ultra fresh barley; the intensity of the malt carries its own impressive weight and the citrus note compliments" "Immediately zingy and eye-wateringly salivating with a fabulous layering of sweet barley" "Sophisticated, sensual, salivating and seemingly serene this malt just bristles with character and about as puckeringly elegant as single malt gets" Whisky Bible 2012 score '95'
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Highland)Glencadam 17yo Portwood Triple Cask finish has been awarded the highest merit with a 'MASTER' at the Scotch Whisky Masters 2015. This new Glencadam 17 yo Portwood finish is a special limited edition. The Triple Cask Portwood Finish has been created by the careful selection of three Portwood hogshead casks. The malt whisky was transferred from Bourbon casks into the hand-picked Portwood casks to “finish” the maturation for a number of years. 46% abv, no colouring, no chill-filtration.
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Highland)Glencadam Distillery has now released an 18 year old expression. This new release has been bottled at 46% abv non-chill-filtered and no colouring has been added. "notes of spice, apples and pears and an exquisite chocolatey finish" "Good, crisp finish with lingering marzipan and soft spice"
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Highland)The Scotch Whisky Masters 2013 awarded another Gold Medal to Glencadam 21 Year Old “The Exceptional”. This Masters is a series of blind tasting challenges, with entries from across the world. A key element of its success and unbiased judging is the quality and dedication of its independent judges. Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2014 score is '94', he begins with “just so sexy”, He follows this by “The sugars have a sparkle in their eye while the malt carries a lemon sharpness which breaks up the heavier aromas. A nose to take 10-15minutes with, as the clarity allows you to see a long way”. He provides a truly magnificent portrayal of the Glencadam 21 year old which finishes by complementing this particular expression and furthermore the Glencadam Distillery: “as one of the great Scottish single malt distilleries. So good is some of their whisky, this ‘exceptional’ bottling is almost becoming a norm”.
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Highland)Glencadam 19 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish has been created by the careful selection of mature whisky “finished” in Oloroso Sherry butts. The malt whisky was transferred from Bourbon casks into the hand-picked butts to “finish” its maturation. This process of “finishing” bestows on the whisky refined characteristics, most notably, tones of Sherry sweetness. A limited release of 6000 bottles worldwide. Each bottle individually numbered.
"A thick and oily palate with some wonderful manuka honey, coal dust, white flowers and toasted pine nuts. There is a lovely ‘vintage' feel to this whisky"
"Whisky like this makes tasting an absolute pleasure"
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Highland)A limited release of 1,164 bottles of 25 year old single malt from Glencadam distillery. Each label is individually numbered, and the cask number and the date of distillation and bottling are recorded. Beautiful timber gift box. "The limited-edition 25 Year Old, laid down before the turn-of-the-millennium shutdown of the distillery, is a beauty. Aged in ex-bourbon barrels, it’s quite sprightly for its age, with a pale gold color and a sweet, floral nose. It’s supple and creamy on the tongue, with rich notes of vanilla, honey, and marzipan, and a dry, slightly spicy finish"
"rich and complex with notes of tropical fruit, nuts, ginger and pepper"