1991 Gordon & Macphail Connoisseurs Choice Glencadam 28 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Glencadam was owned by a David Scott and his descendants from 1827-1891, during which it was rented to various distillers. Over the next few decades the distillery had a succession of owners. Glencadam was mothballed during both world wars, the warehouses instead used to barrack soldiers. There is still a mark on the grass by No. 2 warehouse where their commissary was. The operation was bought in the 1950s by Hiram Walker, which subsequently became Allied Domeq, who closed the distillery in 2000. Finally purchased by Angus Dundee Distillers on 1st June 2003, an independent Scottish company, they restarted production immediately, launching Glencadam 15 by December 2005. This was subsequently re-launched in November 2009 with new packaging, alongside the release of a 10 year old. More have followed. Glencadam's light, floral and delicate character has made it an important component of the Ballantine’s blends. Here we have independents, Gordon & Macphail offering an extraordinarily old release from a single sherry puncheon. Indeed, at the time of writing it's the oldest Glencadam we've ever seen in Australia by a considerable margin. 28 long years have reduced it to 41% (that's natural strength). A handful from a yield of only 290 bottles have been imported. Non chill filtered.