Founded in 1825
Glencadam distillery is located in the ancient Brechin, it is the only distillery in Angus county.

The first owner was George Cooper, who sold the distillery in 1827, to David Scott. Until 1954, the distillery experienced several takeovers, and in 1954 Hiram Walker bought the distillery and started a big modernization movement.

In 1987, Allied Lyons bought Hiram Walker & Sons. In 2000, under Allied Domecq supervision, the distillery was mothballed due to overproduction. They sold the distillery to Angus Dundee in 2003

Glencadam sources its water from the Barry Burn. There are two identical stills of 14,000 liter capacity. Glencadam uses unpeated industrial maltings, and the majority of casks are ex-Bourbon American casks.

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What does Glencadam taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Glencadam Scotch. It's based on all Glencadam drinks in our large database and gives you a chance to taste Glencadam before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
  • Established
  • Owner
    Angus Dundee
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
  • Visitor Center
  • Status
  • Address
    Glencadam Distillery Brechin Angus DD9 7PA United Kingdom
  • Phone
    +44 1356 622217
  • Website
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Since 2005, Glencadam Distillery has been running 24/7.

Before being mothballed in 2000, Glencadam malt Whisky was used in the 'Stewart's Cream of the Barley' blend.
There's a dram for everyone in the Highlands!

Highlands are the largest of the Scottish Whisky regions. Geographically the Highland Whisky region is defined as everything north of an imaginary line between Dundee and Greenock.

Single malt Whisky from the Highlands offer a lot of flavour diversity. You'll find everything from smoky drams to light and elegant floral & fruity Whiskies coming from the Highland distilleries.
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Video transcription
Since 1825, we've been crafting malt Whisky at Glencadam distillery. This charming distillery is located in the ancient city of Brechin, in the eastern Highlands of Scotland. For generations, our Whisky has been made in a timeless fashion.

The only ingredients in Glencadam's single malt Scotch Whisky are unpeated barley, yeast, and the purest highland spring water to create our elegant, refined spirit. We only produce a limited amount of Glencadam Whisky. Our focus is instead on craftsmanship and quality, rather than quantity. We believe the artisan distilling is a delicate balance of time and technique and that individuality creates exceptional taste. The unusual shapes of our stills have remained just as they were in 1825.

Uniquely, their line pipes run upwards, producing a rather delicate and smooth Whisky. We choose the long wait, allowing our Whisky the time it needs to mature and mellow in oak wood casks. Our 21-year old malt is refined and floralled with orange citrus and candied peel sweetness. Our entire range is natural in color, un-chillfiltered, and bottled at 46% to ensure the Whisky's true characteristics are fully retained. The journey to the bottle is a long one, but the result is well worth the wait. Glencadam is truly unique in its award-winning taste.

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Scotch from Glencadam