Glencadam Distillery

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Glencadam Distillery
Angus Dundee Distillers PLC, Brechin, Angus, DD9 7PA
  • Telephone 01356 622217
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  • Website www.glencadamdistillery.co.uk
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It’s the only distillery in Angus, but Glencadam in Brechin has history. Whisky has been produced in the same building since 1825, although the premises were significantly expanded in the 1950s. Continuous production under various owners halted only with closure during both world wars and a brief three-year lay-off at the turn of this century, before being sold to Angus Dundee Distillers in 2003. Using water from the North Esk eight-and-a-half miles away, one of the longest journeys from source to distillery in Scotland, Glencadam’s range includes a 15-year-old single malt, a 12-year-old finished in Oloroso sherry butts and a 10-year-old ‘Portwood’ finished in port pipes. Producing around 1.5million litres a year in two pots, they use unpeated malt and lye pipes which run upwards rather than down, the intention being to create a more delicate spirit with accentuated sweet and fruity flavours.

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Reviews & features

Whisky and water

30 Jun 2017

The Glencadam Distillery and Strathmore Water draw deep from Angus' natural resources

Angus's sole distillery, Glencadam in Brechin, was rescued from its mothballed state by Angus Dundee Distillers Ltd in 2003, who soon began production of their well-regarded single malt. Originating in 1875, closed by Allied Domeq in 2000, the…

An overview of Glencadam Distillery

9 Jul 2012

After many owners, Angus' only distillery is producing well-respected whisky

It’s the only distillery in Angus, but Glencadam in Brechin has history. Whisky has been produced in the same building since 1825, although the premises were significantly expanded in the 1950s.