• May 07, 2013

Glencadam Distillery, has requested has help from the local community of Brechin in trying to gather historical information about the distillery. As the distillery was built in 1825, it has a long history and ownership has changed hands a number of times. No archive that charts the distillery's history can be found.
Angus Dundee Distillers bought Glencadam in 2003, and would like to learn more about any events at the distillery, the people who worked there and the local community. We are seeking any information that may be of interest, in the form of stories, photographs, old news articles or documents. 

Angus Dundee already know the following information about Glencadam Distillery:

  • Glencadam Distillery was built in 1825. There are no records of by whom, it is thought a Mr Cooper, who sold the distillery to David Scott in 1827
  • Owned by David Scott and his descendants from 1827- 1891 ( rented to various distillers)
  • Chequered history with a succession of owners and closure during both world wars, while the warehousing was use for barracks
  • Bought in 1950s by Hiram Walker and upgraded in size and production facilities
  • Hiram Walker subsequently became Allied Domeq
  • Closed by Allied Domeq 2000
  • Bought by Angus Dundee Distillers 01.06.2003

We would be delighted to hear from anyone who may be able to help build a more detailed picture of life at the distillery since 1825.

  • May 07, 2013

Robert Fleming, Tomintoul Master Distiller, will be hosting our first ever Twitter tasting, with Tomintoul Whisky, at 7pm on Wednesday 29th May. He will be tasting the newly launched Tomintoul Vintage Single Cask 1981, and Tomintoul 21.

A limited number of spaces are on offer, to both bloggers and whisky lovers, to take part as a Twitter taster on the night. Those interested can apply through the Promo tab on the Tomintoul Facebook page. Registration to take part is open until 15th May at 3.00pm.

More details, including full terms and conditions, can be found here.

The event can be followed using the hashtag #Tom1981. 

 

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  • Apr 26, 2013

Tomintoul Vintage Cask - Cropped

Tomintoul Distillery has recently released its first ever single cask edition of its award-winning malt range;Tomintoul Speyside Glenlivet Single Malt Bourbon Cask - Vintage 1981.

This rare single cask release has been bottled in an opulent clear glass 70cl decanter style bottle, and is presented in an elegant gift box. The whisky was distilled on the 30th of October 1981 and has matured ever since in bourbon cask number 5985.

This cask was selected for the exceptional quality of the mature malt whisky therein. Bottled in February 2013 at 53.9% ABV, the whisky is deliberately un-chillfiltered. Only 198 bottles have been produced and each bottle has been individually numbered. The bottle label also records the cask number and the date of distillation and bottling.

Tomintoul Distillery is located near Tomintoul, the highest village in the Highlands of Scotland. It sits in an area of stunning natural beauty, in the prestigious Glenlivet Estate, at the heart of the Speyside region.

As for the taste profile:

Colour:

Rich gold

Nose:

Soft, mature malt, some sweetness with hints of pepper spiciness from the oak.
Suggestions of dark orange marmalade

Palate:

Round, mature, full malt with sweetness and orange marmalade

Finish:

Enduring with sweetness giving way to peppery finalé

This limited edition will be available in key western European markets and Asia. It is envisaged that each bottle will retail for around £250 in the UK and € 300 in Europe.

For more information contact:

Duncan Baldwin

Angus Dundee Distillers Plc
20-21Cato Street, London W1H 5JQ
Office Tel: +44 (0) 207 569 2000
Office Fax: +44 (0) 207 569 2512
Mobile/Cellular. +44 (0)7802 357049
Email: dbaldwin@angusdundee.co.uk
www.angusdundee.co.uk
www.tomintouldistillery.co.uk

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