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Scotch Whisky

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  • Glencadam 21 years old 46% 70cl
    Glencadam Distillery is located about half a mile outside the ancient city and former Royal Burgh of Brechin in the kingdom of Angus in the eastern Highlands of Scotland. Its neat and trim appearance is most welcoming and is in no way spoiled by the proximity of its nearest neighbours, Br...
    £105.00
  • Glencadam 1991 Connoisseurs Choice 46% 70cl
    Glencadam has been in production since 1825 and extensively modernised in the 1960's with most of the production going into Ballantines and cream of Barely blended whisky. It has now found favour as a single malt with many awards following. This expression has been matured in first fill bourbon b...
    £127.00
  • Glencadam Origin 1825 40% 70cl
    A new entry level malt from Glencadam, Origin 1825 which has been matured in ex bourbon casks and then a finishing periof in Oloroso sherry butts. It has a creamy nose with malted barley and hints of vanilla and mixed summer fruits. The palate has bananas, pineapple, pears and boiled sweets with ...
    £26.99
  • Glencadam 18 years old 46% 70cl
    Glencadam 18 Year Old i a single malt that hails from the Scottish Highlands. This is a serious whisky that hasn't been chill-filtered or had any colouring or caramel added after distillation. Tropical fruit on the nose with some spice, tobacco and pepper. The palate opens up beautifu...
    £85.99
  • Glencadam 14 years old Sherrywood 46% 70cl
    This Glencadam 14 years old has been bottled at 46% vol and finished in Oloroso sherry casks. Colour: Orange golden Nose: Spice and vanilla with elegant sweetness Palate: Floral and spicy with sophisticated mix of vanilla and Sherry sweetness Finish: Gentle pepper a...
    £48.50

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  • Glencadam 12 years old Portwood Finish 46% 70cl
    Glencadam 12 years old Portwood finish is Coppery pale rose in colour with an elegant balance of barley and port sweetness on the nose. It is round and full-bodied with handsome port and whisky balance. A lovely refinded finish.
    £38.99

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  • Glencadam 15 years old 46% 70cl
    Glencadam Distillery is located about half a mile outside the ancient city and former Royal Burgh of Brechin in the kingdom of Angus in the eastern Highlands of Scotland. Its neat and trim appearance is most welcoming and is in no way spoiled by the proximity of its nearest neighb...
    £52.55

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  • Glencadam 17 years old Triple Cask Portwood Finish 46% 70cl
    A limited Edition bottling of only 1128 bottles, this triple cask aged malt has been aged in bourbon casks before being transfered over to three special selected Port Casks for a finishing period. The result has a lovely rose colour with aromas of sweet malt, plum and soft vanilla. The taste is r...
    £82.99

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  • Glencadam 10 years old 46% 70cl
    Glencadam 10 years old received a very high award from 'Jim Murray in his Whisky Bible 2012' - 95/100, His Says' Crystal clarity to the sharp, ultra fresh barley; the intensity of the malt carries its own impressive weight and the citrus note compliments rather than thins' Immedia...
    £36.50

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Scotch whisky is a subject that is as expansive as the myriad of lochs, glens and mountains that contribute to the terroir of its historic homeland of Scotland. Scottish whisky in its current form has been distilled in the Highlands and Lowlands since the 18th Century but its roots run much deeper into the past. It is widely regarded that it is an adaptation of the traditional Scottish spirit ‘Uisge Beatha’, meaning ‘water of life’ in the Celtic tongue. The earliest official record of its production is in 1494 but it is highly likely that it was produced prior to this date. It’s a widely held belief that Irish monks introduced the spirit to the Scots although no true Scotsman would ever admit to this!


This precious liquid’s heritage is protected by law so that only spirit distilled within Scottish borders can be labelled as Scotch. There are other caveats as well; it must be made from either malted barley or grain fermented in copper stills and matured in wooden Oak barrels. This batch process is essential to the authenticity of the spirit, as is the insistence that it is bottled at 40% ABV or higher.


There are four different varieties of Scotch; single malt, blended, grain and blended malt (which was formerly known as vatted malt). Single malt is defined as a whisky made from 100% malt barley by one distillery. This is by far the most valuable and collected variety, especially rare bottlings from closed distilleries that can fetch four figure plus sums. Blended whisky is a spirit that’s created using a mixture of malt and grain whiskies by one distillery. This is the most popular and widely drunk variety despite the single malt’s continued rising popularity, driving up both production and price significantly. Grain whisky, as the name suggests, is made from 100% grain by a single distillery. Finally, blended malt is a product that is created by combining two or more single malts from separate distilleries together without the addition of grain whisky.


Despite only a few simple ingredients being used in the production process (malted barley or grain, water and yeast), a surprising array of different characteristics can be achieved. Gentle drams from the Lowlands can be soothing, light and fruity whilst big, bold offerings from Islay can knock your socks off with an assault of peat and smokiness. There are many variations in between to explore and it takes dedication and a whole lot of tasting to become a true whisky connoisseur!


The type of barrel used to mature the whisky accounts for the lions share of the final flavour. Factors such as whether American Oak or European Oak have been used to make the barrels, how many times the barrels have been used previously to mature Scotch or other drinks like Bourbon, Port or Sherry and the length of time the spirit has spent maturing all play their part. In more recent times, some distilleries have gone rogue by experimenting with old cognac, wine and rum casks, thus creating a modern and youthful taste that appeals to the trendy bar fraternity.


There are six distinct whisky producing regions in Scotland and they also have some bearing on the flavour of the final product. The regions are Islay, Islands, Highlands, Lowlands, Speyside and Campbeltown. The terrain, climate and other geographical factors of a region all contribute to the character, although a great deal also has to do with the different techniques and traditions employed by the distilleries as well. A good example is how coastal distilleries often produce a whisky that is saltier due to the proximity of the sea.


The world of Scotch whisky is a complex and fascinating one that thrives on time honoured practices and ancient traditions. If you are thinking of taking your first foray into this exciting realm, whether for pleasure or investment, then we are on hand to offer our expert advice and a selection of over 1000 different whiskies to suit all budgets.