Beautifully located near to the village of Tomintoul, the highest village in the Highlands of Scotland in the prestigious Glenlivet Estate at the heart of the Speyside region, lies Tomintoul Distillery.
In the middle of last century, it took more than a year to find the purest of water sources for use in the malt whisky making process. Finally the search located the Ballantraun Spring, an exceptional source of the purest of waters nestling in the Cromdale Hills. The quest over, Tomintoul Distillery was built clsoe to the Ballantruan Spring and adjacent to the majestic River Avon.
If you want to impress people with your grasp of the Scottish language, the proper way to pronounce Tomintoul is:
In Scottish Gaelic this means "hill of the barn".
Glencadam Distillery opened in 1825, just one year after distilling on a large scale was legalised. Since then, little has changed and our award-winning Single Scotch Malt Whisky is still produced in the same fashion as it was in 1825.
Glencadam Distillery is located about half a mile outside the ancient city of Brechin, in the eastern Highlands of Scotland. We rely on the purest spring water from the Unthank Hills to create our elegant and refined spirit.
We have operated two pot stills at Glencadam since we began. The lye pipes on our stills run upwards at an angle of 15 degrees, which is most unusual. It is believed that this helps to produce a mellow character, which after maturation yields sweet and fruity notes.
The entire Glencadam range is bottled at 46%, is unchillfiltered and free from added colouring, as it was meant to be. The whisky's natural characteristics are retained and the aromatic components are preserved to enhance presence and flavour.