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Doug Fitchett
*Distillery Manager

Angus Dundee Distillers


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Nestled in the Burgh of Brechin, Glencadam Distillery boasts a heritage dating back to 1825 when it was founded, marking an era of optimism following the 1823 Excise Act. After changing hands several times, it was acquired by Gilmour Thompson & Co in 1891, who utilized Glencadam whisky in their Royal Blend. In 1954, Canadian distiller Hiram Walker took ownership, and Glencadam became closely associated with the Dundee blend, Stewart's Cream of the Barley. It later became part of Allied Domecq, experiencing a brief mothballing period in 2000.

In 2003, Angus Dundee acquired the distillery, swiftly resuming production. Glencadam's single malt has found its place in their own blended and vatted whisky offerings, as well as those of other blenders. The distillery offers a range of official bottlings, including aged expressions from 10 to 21 years, and it plays a vital role in various blended brands.

Angus Dundee has reinvigorated the Glencadam line with new packaging and expressions, including a 10-year-old single malt, a 21-year-old, a 12-year-old finished in port wood, a 14-year-old finished in an oloroso sherry cask, and a 17-year-old finished in port wood. In 2023, the distillery relaunched its 18-year-old whisky, signaling its emergence as a distinct and noteworthy single malt producer.

-Written (Mostly) by Robots-

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