GLENCADAM HIGHLAND Single Malt Scotch whisky 14 yo Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish
International Spirits Challenge -Silver Medal,
GLENCADAM HIGHLAND Single Malt Scotch whisky 15yo
USA Beverage Tasting Institute-Highly Recommended”;
International Malt Whisky Festival, Belgium-“Best whisky”;
International Spirit Competition London-Gold Medal Winner;
International wine&spiris competition -Silver Medal, Best in Class;
Internationaler Spirituosen Wettbewerb Germany- Gold Medal,
GLENCADAM HIGHLAND Single Malt Scotch whisky 10 yo
International wine&spiris competition -Silver Medal,
International Spirit Competition London -Silver Medal Winner,
Internationaler Spirituosen Wettbewerb Germany -Gold Medal;
World Whisky Awards -best highland single malt whisky 12yo and under
Glencadam Distillery is located about half a mile outside the ancient city and former Royal Burgh of Brechin in the kingdom of Angus in the eastern Highlands of Scotland.
Its neat and trim appearance is most welcoming and is in no way spoiled by the proximity of its nearest neighbours, Brechin City football club on one side and the location for spirits of a different kind on the other side, namely, the municipal cemetery!
This pretty and immaculately maintained distillery opened for business in 1825, just one year after legitimate distilling on a large scale was legalized.
Since then a number of owners have operated the distillery and produced Glencadam malt in their blends. Happily, each owner was careful not to spoil the charming character of Glencadam.
Since 2003, the distillery has been owned by Angus Dundee Distillers Plc who for the first time in its history, bottled Glencadam Highland malt commercially as a 15 years old expression in 2005.
The distillery is capable of producing around 1.5 million litres per year and has a storage capacity of approximately 20,000 casks. The distillery holds stocks of quality whisky up to 30 years old.
Glencadam has operated two pot stills since the beginning. The shape of the stills at Glencadam has never altered over the years. An unusual feature about the stills is that their lye pipes run upwards at an angle of 15 degrees rather than downwards. The belief is that this helps to produce a particularly delicate and mellow spirit which after maturation yields sweet and fruity notes in the final product.
The essential supply of pure water for distilling depends on Glencadam’s long-held rights to springs at The Moorans, some 8.7 miles away and perhaps the longest water supply for distilling purposes of any Scottish distillery. This precious resource then flows through the Unthank hills on its way to the distillery . The distillery also has rights to draw water from Barry Burn for cooling purposes.
Glencadam was bottled for the first time commercially in 2005. Up until the end of 2008, only one expression was made available for sale, Glencadam Highland Single Malt Aged 15 Years .
Glencadam 15 years old was completely re-launched in November 08. The selection of whisky in cask was entirely re-appraised.
The Distillery goal was to produce a refined and elegant malt with soft sweetness.
From the batches of casks available, only those casks which fully met the objectives were selected. Additionally, the 15 years old was bottled at 46% vol without chill-filtration and with no added colouring to ensure that the fragrant components in the whisky are preserved to enhance impact and flavour and to allow the naturalness of the whisky in cask to be enjoyed to the full.
The Distillery has also introduced a 10 years old expression. Like its older brother, the distillery management has been very deliberate about cask selection and in this case it has sought only those casks which would furnish a whisky with fresh, lively, clean and crisp citrus tones.
The 10 years old expression is also bottled at 46% vol without chill-filtration and with no added colouring.
The Glencadam brands have been given a new bespoke bottle: tall and round with elegant tapering to the base and featuring the distillery name and year of establishment embossed on the shoulder. The labelling has been totally re-designed to introduce an attractively upbeat and modern look where the main brand name is expressed vertically. This arresting design work is also expressed on a strikingly inviting individual carton.
In July 2010 three new editions were added to the range: Glencadam 12 years old Portwood finish; Glencadam 14 years old Oloroso Cask finish and Glencadam 21 years old.