Glencadam’s Royal visit!
Prince Andrew visited the Glencadam Distillery, the last standing and working distillery in Brechin in the county of Angus. The Duke of York was given an insight into the whisky distilling process; Glencadam being over a century old, built in 1825, is a prime example of the little change that has taken place in the whisky distilling process.
During the tour, Prince Andrew was guided by Douglas Flitchett, Head Brewer and Distillery manager. As they toured the Glencadam distillery, Prince Andrew was shown the distilling process from the malt grain to new spirit. Featured along the visit were the unique swan neck stills that give the Glencadam whisky its distinct flavours before being put into cask to lay for three years to become Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The tour ended after visiting the outer warehouses that hold the laying casks; at the time of Prince Andrew’s visit, there were 22,500 casks resting at the Glencadam site.