Glencadam 10yo

Glencadam 10yo

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Glencadam was founded in 1825 and began production in 1827. The distillery changed hands several times over the next sixty-odd years, before being bought by Gilmour Thompson & Co. in 1891. The latter ran the distillery for over fifty years before selling to Hiram Walker, owners of the Ballantine's blend and several other distilleries, in the 1950s.

The new owners refurbished the distillery with two new stills in 1959 and ran Glencadam until the 1980s, when Hiram Walker was bought by Allied Lyons.

 An interesting feature at the distillery is the stills, whose lyne arms run at a 15-degree vertical angle instead of sloping downwards. This encourages greater reflux during distillation, giving a lighter, more delicate spirit.

Allied continued to run the distillery under the Ballantine's umbrella, but decided that they had been over-producing and closed the distillery in 2000. Thankfully Glencadam was not silent for long. In 2003 the London-based blenders and producers Angus Dundee bought and re-opened the distillery. The new owners have been a breath of fresh air, operating the distillery at full capacity (around one-and-a-half million litres/year) and re-vamping the range, with a 10 year-old, 15yo and the recently-released 30yo now available.

The new Glencadam 10yo, released at the end of 2008 by (relatively) new owners Angus Dundee. This is styled as 'The Rather Delicate Highland Malt'. Unchilfiltered, with no colouring and bottled at 46% - this is what we like to see.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Aromatic and fresh. Hay, fruit, gentle wood influence with light vanilla and spice.

Palate: Beautifully balanced with tart fruits, freshly cut hay and vanilla sweetness.

Finish: Long and gentle as it fades out on barley malt and fruit.

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