It takes some effort to find the Glencadam Distillery. Founded in 1825, it can be found in Brechin, halfway between Dundee and Aberdeen. My buddy Benny offered me a sample from a recent bottling by Signatory. It was bottled for Vinothek Massen and Billy’s Whisky Barrel. Very pale, I must say. Let’s get to it.
Summery and fruity on the nose with peach, banana, oranges and dandelions. Very approachable. Despite the that it does not jump out at you and is rather middle-of-the-road, this is a fine nose. Pretty unassuming.
On the palate it is nicely summery. Apples, pears, peach, oranges, banana and a hint of pineapple. The whole is sprinkled with a nice dose of pepper, giving it some oomph. It’s even a tad waxy – unexpected, but very pleasant.
The medium long finish is a perfect continuation: bright and fresh.
Fine aperitif style whisky. This was only my 13th encounter with this Highlander. Only 55 EUR at Billy’s. That’s very friendly priced.