When Glencadam was built in 1825 production was driven by an internal water wheel, which over the years fell into disrepair and had to be removed. After years of planning we have now re-instated this unique piece of heritage, making it now the only whisky distillery in Scotland to have a working internal water wheel.
This new wheel sits in the heart of the distillery, and in time when the new Visitor Centre is built, it will be a highlight of the distillery tour, as people will be able to view it from above and the side.
We commissioned a fascinating video which follows the story of the wheel arriving on site and the installation, and includes footage of the local engineer who built it, plus our Distillery Manager and Director talking about it. You can view it on the Youtube link below.
We are delighted to announce that our Tomintoul 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky has won a Gold medal in this years San Francisco World Spirits Competition! The 10 Year Old is sweet and honeyed with layers of crème caramel, toasted almonds with highlights of lemon zest and a grassy freshness.
A truly outstanding dram
Tomintoul Tlàth has also received a Gold medal! These awards are testament to the hard work, and skill of our distillery team, who create our beautifully smooth & fruity Speyside single malts.
We are delighted to announce that we have won six Gold Medals from the prestigious Scotch Whisky Awards 2021. These awards are given by The Spirits Business, a world leading spirits publication which celebrates excellence in the industry. These awards are a testament to the hard work, skill and dedication of the team at our distilleries - Glencadam in the East Highlands and Tomintoul in the heart of the Cairngorms.
The winning expressions are as follows -
Glencadam Reserva Andalucia and 10 Year Old
Tomintoul Cigar Malt, T'Lath, 16 Year Old and Seiridh.
Award winning whiskies!
We are delighted to announce that Glencadam 25 Year Old has won a Double Gold from the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Awards. This medal is only given to spirits that receive a gold from every member of the judging panel during a blind tasting, showing the superior quality of the whisky.
The 25 Year Old is elegant and complex, with multi-layered flavours including stone fruits, cake spices and crème anglaise. A really stunning dram!
This award is truly a testament to the hard work, skill and craftsmanship of the team who work at the distillery, creating our unique East Highland whisky.