Glencadam 14 Year Old - August 2017
Glencadam 14 Year Old Oloroso Sherry Finish - 70cl / 46% - £49.95
This 14yo Glencadam – 12.5 years ex-borbon casks then 18 months in medium-sweet oloroso sherry casks for extra depth and complexity.
Nose: Oloroso - mix of dry and sweeter grape notes - not heavy – sweeter than the first whisky; not too sweet, light creamy.
Taste: honey; warm sweetness; ; custard; lemon/ginger fizz at tip of tonque; spice – ground peper
Finish: much drier – long after-taste
Founded 1825 – Brechin by George Cooper
Source Springs at The Moorans / Barry Burn
Equipment 1 Wash still, 1 Spirit still
Capacity 1,500,000 litres of pure alcohol per year
Owners Angus Dundee (since 2003)
Angus Dundee Distillers bought Glencadam in 2003. The distillery had been sleeping for three years earlier by the previous owners, Allied Distillers. The fresh owners didn't waste a lot of time and quickly resumed production at Glencadam distillery.
Inland from the east coast of Scotland is the ancient market town of Brechin which boasts two distilleries, Glencadam and North Port. The former was built in 1895 and extensively modernised in the 1950s. Most of its production goes for blending and used for Ballantines.