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  • New Visitor Centre planned for Glencadam

    Plans have just been submitted to Angus Council to build a brand new visitor centre at the distillery. 

    The proposal includes plans to develop existing buildings to incorporate a unique tour, whisky tasting area, tea room and shop, all designed to celebrate the history and heritage of Glencadam, which is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland.

    The proposed designs will retain the original sandstone facade of the existing buildings, together with other integral features that date back almost 200 years, and blend this with some innovative new architecture.

    There will also be newly designed offices, meeting rooms and tasting lab for the distillery team, all located in the original floor maltings, which are no longer in operation.

    Distillery Manager Doug Fitchett says: “We are delighted to be a part of this development of the distillery, which will give our visitors from the UK and around the world the chance to really experience what makes Glencadam unique. There is so much history here and great stories to tell, and some excellent whiskies to try of course!”

    “The development will also be a great boost for the area, and I think we’ll see a big increase in tourists and local people coming into Brechin, to tour the distillery and visit our new shop and tea room.”

    If plans are approved then building would start in 2019 with an estimated completion date in 2020. 

    For more information on the development please contact



  • BBC Good Food Show, NEC, Birmingham 29th Nov to 2nd Dec

    This Thursday to Sunday the Glencadam Team will be at the BBC Good Food Show sampling our whole range of single malts. 

    Come and see us on stand T102 to try something new and to buy some wonderful Christmas presents. 

    We will also be having a special FREE prize draw, just visit us on the stand to enter it for the chance to win a bottle of single malt. 

    Hope to see you there. 

  • The Christmas Lights are on!

    At Glencadam Distillery our Christmas Tree is up and all the lights are on and looking incredible. 

    The whole team has worked incredibly hard on the decorations this year, which took months to prepare, all co-ordinated by our enthusiastic Office Supervisor Wendy. 

    Our new tree is 25ft high and was specially made by the clever distillery team from old cask staves. It's like a work of art in its own right. We have also added a sleigh and some reindeer, which will be especially popular with children.

    We get so many people coming to see our lights that this year we have decided to accept donations from visitors, and all money raised will go to Brechin Bravo, which is a wonderful local charity. 

    Ho Ho Ho!

  • The Green Cadam Cocktail

    Glencadam 10 Year Old is the perfect base for a variety of cocktails. The Green Cadam was specially created by our Brand Ambassador Iain and is a tasty crossing of a classic gimlet and whisky sour, combining the freshness of basil with the fruity Glencadam spirit


    • 2 x measures (50ml) Glencadam 10 Year Old Single Malt
    • 1 x measure (25ml) Lime Juice
    • 2/3 measure (17ml) Sugar Syrup
    • 4/5 large basil leaves
    • Method

    Add the ingredients together the shaker base and muddle together for 20 seconds. Then add ice and shake for a further 20 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass topped with ice and garnish with a young stem of basil.  


    • Muddle the cocktail for longer to extract more flecks of green for the cocktail
    • Double strain if you do not wish to have basil pieces in the drink (Iain does like a bit of basil in his drink!)



  • Glencadam at TFWA in Cannes

    This week the Glencadam team will be at the TFWA show in Cannes.

    We are in the green village on stand L55, come and see us if you are attending the show. 


  • Whisky Show London - 29th to 30th September

    This Friday and Saturday the team will be at The Whisky Show London with a wide range of Glencadam expressions.

    Come and see us on stand 32 to sample our excellent single malts and find out more about our whiskies. Our Brand Ambassador Iain will be there to answer all your questions and give you some great background and stories on our distillery. 

    Hope to see you there!