Glencadam 15 Year Old “The Rather Dignified”, 46% abv
Glencadam 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 downwards. The belief is that this helps to produce a particularly delicate and mellow spirit which after maturation yields sweet and fruity notes in the final product.
Pronounced orchard fruits and vanilla pod mingled with aromas of citrus peels and toasted nuts.
Sweet and creamy with layers of sugared almond and panna cotta followed with notes of dried apple, nutmeg and cocoa powder.
Perfectly balanced with creamy rice pudding and gentle cinnamon spices lingering long on the tongue.