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Glencadam

In 1825, George Cooper founded the Glencadam whisky distillery. The distillery changed hands several times during the 19th century, but only twice in the 20th century. In July of 1954, Andrew Stevenson and Harry Southwell sold Glencadam to Hiram Walker for the sum of £83,400. Five years later Hiram Walker renovated the buildings and in 1987 Allied Lyons, who later became Allied Domecq, purchased the distillery from them, who by then had also changed to Hiram Walker Gooderham & Worts. Allied mothballed the Glencadam distillery at the turn of the millennium and then sold it in 2003 to Angus Dundee. Despite being closed for three years, the distillery had been left in such superb condition by Allied, Angus Dundee were able to reopen it just two months after the acquisition. Glencadam was the second distillery Angus Dundee had purchased, Tomintoul being the first.

Glencadam lies a half mile from the River Esk and quenches its thirst from Loch Lee, at the River Esk's headwaters, from where the water is piped the thirty miles to the distillery. The water is very soft and produces a 'creamy' single malt; prior to closure by Allied, the distillery had supplied whisky for Stewart’s Cream of the Barley blend. The Glencadam distillery runs at capacity, its two stills producing some 1.4 million litres annually and boasting eleven warehouses, there is plenty of room for the spirit to be matured on-site in ex-bourbon casks.

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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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
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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
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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
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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
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 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 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
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
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
The 15 year old bottling from the Eastern Highland distillery, Glencadam.  More info
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
$452.67
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
$452.67
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
$64.55
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
$64.55
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
$142.30
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
$142.30
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
$184.99
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
$184.99
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
$65.31
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
$65.31
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