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GLENCADAM   15 years old 40 %                
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1974
Bottled 1990
Proprietors: Geo. Ballantine & Son Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin
EMPTY

GLENCADAM   11 years old 61,.2 %                
CADENHEAD'S
AUTHENTIC COLLECTION
Cask Strenght
Distilled October  1980
Bottled October  1992
No Additives
No Chill Filtration
No Colouring
Wm. Cadenhaed, 32 Unionstreet,
Campbeltown

GLENCADAM   10 years old 40 %              
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1987
Bottled 1997
Trademark of Proprietors:
The Glencadam Distillery; Co,Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

GLENCADAM  23 years old 56.5 %           INFO    
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Date distilled December 1978
Date bottled June 2001
Society Cask No. code  82.10
Outturn 255 bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,   
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Bon-bons and  fresh tobacco'

GLENCADAM   26 years old 55 %          INFO  
ANNUAL DISTILLERY BOTTLING
Distilled: April 1978
Bottled: December 2004
Numbered Bottles
184 Bottles
No Chill-Filtration
Natural Cask Strenght
Dark Sherry Maturation
Glencadam Distillery Company,
Brechin, Angus

GLENCADAM   Aged 15 years 4O %         INFO   
The Glencadam Distillery Company,
Brechin., Angus

GLENCADAM        23 years old 40 %           
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled  1974
Bottled  1997
Proprietors:  
The Glencadam Distillery Co, Ltd
Gordon & Macphail,   Elgin

GLENCADAM        Aged 10 years 46 %         INFO                           
THE  "RATHER  DELICATE "
HIGHLAND  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Unchillfiltered
No Added Colouring
Distilled, Matured and Bottled in Scotland
The Glencadam Distillery Company
Brechin, Angus


GLENCADAM INFO
Origin 1825
40 %                                                             
THE  RATHER  ELEGANT
HIGHLAND  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Distilled, Matured and Bottled
The Glencadam Distillery Company
Brechin, Angus.

Highland Malt
The Eastern Highlands
GLENCADAM (1825 -2000) (2003

Brechin, Angus. Licentiehouder: Geo. Ballantine & Son Ltd. Onderdeel van Caledonian Malt Whisky Distillers. Onderdeel van Allied Distillers Ltd. Deel uitmakend van de Hiram Walker Group. Het eigendom van Allied Domecq.
Opgericht twee jaar na het inwerking treden van de The Excice Act in 1823, die het legaal distilleren enorm bevorderde.
Gesticht door George Copper, eigenaar van het nabij gelegen Cadam Estate.
Na twee jaar werd Glencadam overgenomen door David Scott en hij bleef eigenaar tot 1837.
Glencadam veranderde nog een paar maal van eigenaar tot in 1891 Gilmour, Thomson & Co, Ltd, een blender te Glagow de distilleerderij overnam.
Deze firma bleef eigenaar tot in 1954 toen Hiram Walker Glencadam kocht.
Hiram Walker werd zelf overgenomen door Allied Lyons, in 1987, en ging in 1994 een fusie aan met Pedro Domecq.
Kwam vroeger het proceswater van Moorfoot Loch en de Unthank Springs, en het koelwater van de
Barries Burn, komt tegenwoordig het proceswater via een pijpleiding van het Loch Dee en het koelwater van de Unthank Springs en de Barries Burn.
In 1959 werd Glencadam gemoderniseerd, maar niet vergroot.
Glencadam heeft twee met stoom verhitte ketels met een produktie van 1,2 miljoen liter spirit per jaar.
In Mei 2000 werd Glencadam (tijdelijk ?) gesloten. De Mash tun is 4.56 ton. De zes Wash backs hebben een inhoud van elk 28000 liter.
De Wash still en Spirit still, beiden met stoom verhit, hebben elk een inhoud van 14000 liter.

Allied Distillers Februari 2003
Dumbarton Distillery sluit. Het komplex waar ook het hoofdkantoor van Allied was gevestigd, herbergde ook de Dumbarton Grain Distillery en ook werdengde ook de Dumbarton Grain distilleerderij, en ook werden de malt whiskies Lomond, waarvan slechts één botteling bekend is, uitgebracht door de Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh onder code nummer 98.1, en Inverleven.er geproduceerd
De capaciteit van de Grain distilleerderij Strathclyde wordt vergroot tot 39 miljoen liter spirit per jaar, dat was 32 miljoen liter.
Het hoofdkantoor wordt gevestigd te Kilmalid.
Het enorme gebouwencomplex is verkocht aan twee projectontwikkelaars.

Owners Glencadam:
1825          George Copper
1827-1837  David Scott
1852           Alexander Miln Thomson
1857           Glencadam Distillery Co.
1860           Wallace & Scott
1867-1887  Glencadam Distillery Co.
1890-1891  James Ferguson & Son
1891           Gilmour, Thomson & Co, Ltd, Glasgow
1954           Hiram walker & Sons (Scotland) Ltd
1999           Allied Distillers
2004           Angus  Dundee Distillers Plc

GLENCADAM

1825  George Cooper founds                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the distillery
1827   David Scott takes over
1837   David Scott sells Glencadam
1852   Alexander Miln Thompson                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   owner
1857  Glencadam Distillery                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Company Ltd is formed
1891  Gilmour, Thompson & Co                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ltd owner
1854  Hiram Walker takes over
1959  Modernisation of the distillery
1987  Allied Lyons takes over Hiram                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Walker Gooderham & Worts
1994   Allied Lyons changes name to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Allied Domecq
2000   Glencadam is mothballed
2003   Allied Domecq sells Glencadam                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to Angus Dundee Distillers
2005   A 15 years old Glencadam is released
2008   A 10 years old Glencadam is released
2009   Limited Editions are released:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           25 years - and 30 years old
2010   New releases:  12 years port finish,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         14 years sherry finish and a 21 - and a 32 years old

GLENCADAM

1825  George Cooper founds                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the distillery
1827   David Scott takes over
1837   David Scott sells Glencadam
1852   Alexander Miln Thompson                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                owner
1857  Glencadam Distillery                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Company Ltd is formed
1891  Gilmour, Thompson & Co                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ltd owner
1854  Hiram Walker takes over
1959  Modernisation of the distillery
1987  Allied Lyons takes over Hiram                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Walker Gooderham & Worts
1994   Allied Lyons changes name to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Allied Domecq
2000   Glencadam is mothballed
2003   Allied Domecq sells Glencadam                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to Angus Dundee Distillers
2005   A 15 years old Glencadam is released
2008   A 10 years old Glencadam is released
2009   Limited Editions are released:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           25 years - and 30 years old
2010   New releases:  12 years port finish,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      14 years sherry finish and a 21 - and a 32 years old

GLENCADAM   DISTILLERY

Unpeated malt
Concerto
Mashing: traditional rake - and - plough
Mash tun: 4,9 tonne mash / 16 mashes a week
Fermentation: 6 stainless steel washbacks  each 24.000 litres (one mash)
52 - 54 hour fermentations
Distillation: 1 wash still capacity 17.138 litres / charge 12.000 litres
1 spirit still capacity 15.911 litres / charge 12.000 litres
Distillery capacity: 1.300.000 litres

A very special collection of casks was chosen for the Origin 1825 edition.
The final selection consisted of a unique marriage of whisky matured
in first - class American white - oak bourbon barrels with whisky
"finished" in the finest Spanish Oloroso Sherry butts. The result is this
suberb release of Glencadam, Origin 1825.

Opened in 1825, just one year after distilling on a large scale was legalised,
the Glencadam Distillery continues to produce its rather elegant Single
Malt Scotch Whisky in the same fashion it did in 1825.

Glancadam Distillery is located about half a mile outside the ancient city
and former Royal Burgh of Brechin in the kingdom of Angus in the eastern
Highlands of Scotland.

The essential supply of pure water for distilling depends on Glencadam's
long - held rights to springs, about half a mile away in the Unthank hills.

Glencadam has operated two pot stills since the beginning. An unusual
feature about the stills is that their lye pipes run upwards at an angle of
15 degrees rather than dawnwards.

The belief is that this helps tp produce a particulairy delicate and mellow
spirit  which after maturation yields sweet and fruity notes in the final
product.

About Glencadam


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Glencadam Since 1825
Glencadam first opened in 1825, in the ancient city of Brechin. This was the year that the first horse-drawn omnibuses were established in London, the world's first modern railway opened, with the first public train pulled by steam engine, Cox's Orange Pippin apples were first grown and London became the largest city in the world, over-taking Beijing. It was little more than one year after the Excise Act of 1823 legalised distilling.

Glencadam is now the only distillery in the county of Angus, an area of the Highlands region of Scotland. The first owner was a “Mr Cooper”, who sold the distillery in 1827. The name “Glencadam” comes from the area known as “The Tenements of Caldhame”. These were plots of ground given to the burghs of Brechin for food production. They were situated to the north and south east of the Den Burn where the distillery stands.

The Distillery
The distillery was owned by a David Scott and his descendants from 1827- 1891, and during this period it was rented to various distillers. Over the next few decades the distillery had a succession of owners.

Glencadam mothballed during both world wars. The warehouses were instead used to barrack soldiers. There is still a mark on the grass by No. 2 warehouse where their commissary was. Glencadam was bought in the 1950s by Hiram Walker, which subsequently became Allied Domeq, who closed the distillery in 2000.

Glencadam Single Malt has always been premium whisky for blending, and as such was highly sought after for some of the world’s most prestigious blends. Glencadam was finally bought by Angus Dundee Distillers on 1st June 2003, an independent Scottish company. Angus Dundee restarted production immediately, and we released our first ever single malt product, Glencadam Single Malt Scotch Whisky Aged 15 Years, in December 2005. This was subsequently re-launched in November 2009 with new packaging, alongside the release of a 10 year old expression.



Glencadam’s new make character of flowers and pear drops is a direct result of a distillation regime that maximises reflux – the lyne arms on the stills are angled upwards. Its mature character, especially when matured in refill American oak, has a soft buttery quality that adds a silkiness to the palate.  


Glencadam, which is situated in the Burgh of Brechin, was built in the era of optimism that followed the passing of the 1823 Excise Act. After passing through a number of owners, it became part of the estate of Glasgow blender Gilmour Thompson & Co which bought the distillery in 1891.

The blending house ceased trading in 1954 when Glencadam was sold to Canadian distiller Hiram Walker, which was then starting its first acquisitive sweep through Scotland. Through a process of amalgamation it became part of Allied Distillers and was seen as being the ‘home’ of the Dundee blend Stewart’s Cream of the Barley.

Allied mothballed the plant in 2000 but it was purchased three years later by London-based Angus Dundee [see Tomintoul]. Angus Dundee’s blending lab is now located at the distillery.

A quiet player for most of its existence, Glencadam is slowly emerging as a single malt in its own right. Its recent proprietary bottlings have not been chill-filtered or caramel tinted.

TIMELINE

1825
The distillery is founded by George Cooper
1827
Glencadam is purchased by David Scott
1852
Alexander Milne Thomson takes over
1891
Glencadam is purchased by Glasgow's Gilmour Thompson & Co
1954
Gilmour Thompson folds and Glencadam is sold to Hiram Walker
1987
Allied Lyons (later Allied Domecq) purchases Hiram Walker
2000
The distillery is mothballed
2003
Glencadam is acquired by Angus Dundee which reopens the distillery
2008
Glencadam 10-year-old and a redesigned 15-year-old are launched
2012
Glencadam 30 Year Old is released
GLENCADAM FACTS

CAPACITY (MLPA) i
1.4
CONDENSER TYPE i
2 Shell and tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
48hrs
FILLING STRENGTH i
68%
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
4.9
HEAT SOURCE i
External steam heating for wash still and steam kettles in spirit still
MALT SPECIFICATION i
No peat
MALT SUPPLIER i
Various
MASH TUN TYPE i
Traditional mash tun
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
68%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
12,000
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Ogee
STILLS i
2 (1 wash, 1 spirit)
WAREHOUSING i
Dunnage and Racked
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
12,000
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Ogee
WASHBACK CHARGE (L) i
24,000
WASHBACK TYPE i
Stainless steel
WASHBACKS i
6
WATER SOURCE i
Moorans
YEAST TYPE i
Distillers yeast
OWNERS

Angus Dundee Distillers logo
PARENT COMPANY

Angus Dundee Distillers
2003 - present
CURRENT OWNER

The Glencadam Distillery Company
PREVIOUS OWNERS

Allied Domecq
1994 - 2003
Allied Lyons
1988 - 1994
Hiram Walker & Sons
1954 - 1988
Gilmour Thomson & Co
1891 - 1954
James Ferguson & Sons
1890 - 1891
Glencadam Distillery Co
1867 - 1890
Wallace & Scott
1860 - 1867
Glencadam Distillery Co
1857 - 1860
Alexander Milne Thomson
1852 - 1857
David Scott
1827 - 1852
George Cooper
1825 - 1827
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