Glencadam 10 Year Old "The Rather Delicate", 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.
Lively, intense. Grassy freshness and citrus tones with hints of spicy oak.
Rounded elegance. Clean, crisp citrus tones. A pleasing harmony between a natural sweetness and the soft spicy oak.
Long and soothing. Rich, clean barley and gristy sweetness.