United Kingdom, Scotland

Whisky from Glencadam has a mature character with oily texture. 15 year old expression shouts out citrus. The other Whiskies in the range are generally creamy and delicate.

There are a lot of independent bottlings of Glencadam and if they are old they release very interesting aromas like cassis, bold black forest fruits.

Glencadam Flavor Spiraltm
  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • honey
  • dried fruit
  • smoky
  • sweet
  • oak
  • fruit
  • toasted oak
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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.


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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.

Distillery info:
  • Country United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region Highlands
  • Established 1825
  • Owner Angus Dundee
  • Type Single malt
  • No. of stills 2
  • Status Active
  • Address Glencadam Distillery Brechin Angus DD9 7PA United Kingdom
  • Phone 01356 622217
  • Website
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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.