Glencadam – Three of Their Finest
Once again Nicola and I were delighted to be involved in the Glencadam virtual tasting on Thursday 25th March at 7.30 pm.
Again we had the knowledgeable and enthusiastic Angus Dundee Distillers Global Brand Ambassador Iain Forteath.
This old distillery was founded in 1825 in the town of Brechin. In a couple of years time this Glencadam distillery will be celebrating it’s double century.
In 2003 the Glencadam distillery was parched by Angus Dundee Distillers. They very quickly created new and interesting expressions and they continue to do so to this day.
The house style for this distilleries expressions is creamy, berry fruits and is ideal to sip with dessert or as your after dinner dram.
Glencadam uses first fill bourbon casks for the majority of their expressions, their core range also includes sherry and port finishes.
All three of these drams are non-chilled filtered with no added colouring.
Dram number one is:-
Glencadam – 10 year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 46% Alc/vol, 70cl
This bottling like the next two was matured in first fill bourbon casks.
On my nose I got apples and strawberries with vanilla, this is a delicate and elegant dram.
On the palate I got mixed berries, lemon meringue pie, some soft oak spices, a creamy mouth feel.
The finish is long, and very fruity and a little cereal note.
Priced at only £34.95 this is an excellent entry level Highland single malt.
Glencadam – 15 year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 46% Alc/vol, 70cl
On my nose was berries, oranges and vanilla.
My palate now enjoyed some oak and more berries, floral and herbal, a little salty, vanilla and rich oak spices, smooth and full bodied.
The finish is long with oak and spiced berries in charge.
Priced at £56.00, not bad for a complex 15 year old dram.
My final taste tonight is:-
Glencadam – 21 year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 46% Alc/vol, 70cl
My nose on this dram was quite floral, oranges and pineapple, mixed herbs.
My palate experienced vanilla, more oranges together with dark berries, honey, toffee, and some white pepper.
The finish is long and has an oily mouth coating.
Priced at £99.95 this is a good price for an aged single malt.
Three great drams – good, honest, ex-bourbon single malt whiskies.