Glencadam 10 Year
Glencadam // Highlands, Scotland
Founded in 1825, Glencadam is the only active distillery remaining in the town of Angus. Despite its long history, the distillery didn't release official bottlings until 2005 as production is primarily used in blends for other brands. This 10 year expression was released in 2009 along with a relaunch of their 15-year bottling. It's aged exclusively in ex-bourbon barrels and bottled at 46% abv without chill-filtration.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"Lithe and fresh, this whiskey shows lots of gentle aromas of hay, light vanilla, and faint stone fruits. On the palate, there's some acidity and heat along with some very profound spice. There's a touch of sweetness, vanilla, and unripe fruits, but mainly, this is an exceptionally spicy dram, which is a surprise considering its light color and subtle nose."