Glencadam 21 Year Old "The Exceptional", 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.
Floral and elegant with some sweet orange citrus tones.
Refined, gentle, floral with orange citrus and candied peel sweetness balanced by underlying peppery oak tones.
Lingering and dignified.