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Glencadam

In 1825, George Cooper founded the Glencadam whisky distillery. Angus Dundee acquired the distillery from Allied Domecq after it had been closed for three years. Glencadam was the second distillery the company had purchased, Tomintoul being the first. When Allied mothballed Glencadam distillery at the turn of the millennium, it was left in superb condition. This allowed Angus Dundee to reopen it just two months after the acquisition. Prior to closure, the distillery had supplied whisky for Stewart’s Cream of the Barley blend; Glencadam uses very soft water and produces a 'creamy' single malt.

Glencadam lies a half mile from the River Esk and quenches its thirst from Loch Lee, at the River Esk's headwaters. The water is piped thirty miles to the distillery. The distillery runs at capacity, its two stills producing some 1.4 million litres annually. The spirit is matured in ex-bourbon casks onsite; Glencadam boasts eleven onsite warehouses. The distillery changed hands several times during the 19th century; Andrew Stevenson and Harry Southwell sold Glencadam to Hiram Walker in July of 1954 for the sum of £83,400 and five years later the company renovated the buildings.

Glencadam Whisky Distillery

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About Glencadam Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01356 622217

Distillery Capacity

1 400 000 litres

Distillery Founded

1825

Distillery Status

Active

Distillery Owner

Angus Dundee Distillers

Distillery Address

Brechin, Angus

Distillery Website

www.angusdundee.co.uk

1825

George Cooper founds the distillery.

1827

David Scott takes over.

1837

The distillery is sold by David Scott.

1852

Alexander Miln Thompson becomes the owner.

1857

Glencadam Distillery Company is formed.

1891

The blending company Gilmour, Thompson & Co Ltd takes over.

1954

Hiram Walker takes over.

1959

Refurbishing and modernization of the distillery.

1987

Allied Lyons buys Hiram Walker Gooderham & Worts.

1994

Allied Lyons changes name to Allied Domecq.

2000

The distillery is mothballed.

2003

Allied Domecq sells the distillery to Angus Dundee Distillers.

2005

The new owner releases a 15 year old.

2008

A re-designed 15 year old and a new 10 year old are introduced.

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From the talented hands of Hunter Laing comes this single cask bottling of Glencadam single malt, which has matured for 18 long years, from November 1995 to February 2014. 162 bottles were produced.  More info
$144.60
Aged for 14 years in a refill Sherry butt, this single cask Glencadam was distilled in the winter of 1998 before being bottled in spring 2013 as part of Douglas Laing's Provenance range.  More info
$83.67
This was distilled at the Glencadam distillery on the 8th February 1990 before a 19 year maturation in a single cask (number 996). It was bottled in 2009 for the Rare Select range from Montgomerie's...  More info
$149.17
50% is the right ABV for a whisky. Yessir. According to Douglas Laing. Probably about right if you ask me. This Glencadam is certainly a treat. Bottled in march 2013, the outturn was 256 bottles.  More info
$97.87
After a full 20 years in cask, this Glencadam is still at a huge 53.9%. Great stuff from Berry Brothers & Rudd.  More info
$139.13
The 14 year old Glencadam release in 2010 and finish in oloroso sherry casks. Loads of flavour…  More info
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$75.77
A limited release of just 304 bottles from Glencadam, this was distilled in October 1990. It was then aged for 21 years in a refill hogshead before bottling February 2012. Bottled at 50% for Douglas...  More info
$139.30
Glencadam 15 Year Old
(70cl, 46%)
The new release of Glencadam 15 year old, at a higher strength for extra character. This was released in 2008.  More info
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$69.27
Launched in late 2010, this 12 year old Glencadam was finished in port pipes and it was the first ever "finised" whisky from the distillery. Very interesting indeed.  More info
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$65.62
Glencadam 10 Year Old
(70cl, 46%)
This was first released in 2008 under the new ownership of Angus Dundee. Glencadam 10 stands as a delicate, balanced dram, neither coloured nor chill-filtered so it retains its true flavour.  More info
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$51.25
Glencadam 21 Year Old
(70cl, 46%)
The 21 year old Glencadam, boasting a lot of richness and malty flavour. Very tasty with a lot going on…  More info
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Was: $97.70
Now: $91.91
Distilled at Glencadam in 1990 and bottled at cask strength in 2011 by Berry Brothers and Rudd. Expect a lot of fruity/sherried character.  More info
$138.33
Distilled at the Glencadam distillery in 1977. This was aged for a whopping 32 years before being selected for bottling by Douglas Laing for their prestigious Old and Rare Platinum line. This was...  More info
Single cask Glencadam, bottled by Signatory vintage (and packaged in their attractive new bronze on black tins - very handsome!). This was distilled on the 11th September 1989, aged for 20 years in...  More info
A single cask Glencadam bottled by Signatory. There are just 428 bottles of this, distilled on the 11th September 1989 and aged for 20 years in refill sherry butt number 6020 before bottling on the...  More info
A limited release of just 615 beautiful glass decanters of 30 year old Glencadam, distilled on the 6th April 1978 and bottled in March of 2009. Matured in cask number 2335.  More info
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A single sherry cask matured Glencadam (cask number 6018). This was distilled on the 11th September 1989 and matured for 19 years before bottling by Signatory at cask strength on the 15th October...  More info
Distilled in 1987, this bottling from Glencadam was aged in refill bourbon barrels.  More info
The 15 year old bottling from the Eastern Highland distillery, Glencadam.  More info
A single cask Glencadam distilled in the Winter of 1998 and aged in a refill butt before bottling after 12 years. This is un-chillfiltered with no added colouring and comes from Douglas Laing's...  More info
$67.09
Glencadam may be one of the lesser-known distilleries but it generally produces a great malt. This bottling, from Gordon and MacPhail, is slightly phenolic with a smoky edge. It was matured in refil...  More info
$192.27
Only two hundred and sixty bottles of this three decades old Glencadam have been bottled and is an excellent example of this Highland malt whisky.  More info
$470.49
A sweet and succulent Glencadam, bottled by Wemyss Malts. This is a honeyed, fruity dram bottled at 46%, without colouring, or chill filtration.  More info
$147.90
This is a single cask Glencadam from the Provenance range - a selection of whiskies bottled to flaunt the effects of season on a finished spirit. This was distilled in Autumn 1997 before a 12 year...  More info
$67.88
A lower-ABV presentation of Glencadam from Douglas Laing, bottled in 2013.  More info
$65.60
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