Cadenhead's - Scotland's oldest independent bottlers
Armagnac 'Cadenhead' 47.8%
This Amagnac hails from the famous 'Armagnac Tenareze' region, which is known for producing the richest and heaviest of the type. This selection was distilled in 1990, and bottled at cask strength in 2019, only 456 bottles were filled. On the nose we find burnt orange, dunnage warehouses, and marzipan. The palate features Hazelnut, allspice, mal...
Cambus 'Cadenhead' 1991 / 28 years old 55.8%
The Cambus grain distillery was once the backbone of many blends, though it suffered many difficulties during its operation from fires to mothballing for years until its final closure in 1993. We have had a good number of casks from Cadenhead from Cambus, and they always offer special grain whisky character - a feast of confectionary aromas and ...
Cognac 'Cadenhead' 35 years old 54.2%
This expression from the Cadenhead's 'malternatives' range is a single cask Cognac from the Charpentier Distillery, 'Petite Champagne' region. It has been bottled at cask strength, with only 270 bottles disgorged. The nose features sandlewood, fresh apples, along with a subtle spiciness. On the palate we find chocolate, nutmeg, and raisin. The ...
Craigellachie 'Cadenhead' 2009 / 10 years old 54%
Distilled in 2009 at the Craigellachie distillery, this new two-cask bottling from Cadenhead is a perfect introduction to the joys of cask strength whiskies, bottled without filtration or dilution. Classic in its style, this Craigellachie carries a grassy, herbal flavour (sage, cut grass, oregano) that is joined by tones of gooseberry, pancakes ...
Dailuaine 'Cadenhead' 2008 / 10 years old 59.9%
This expression of Dailuaine was disgorged from three hogsheads, and yealded 774 bottles. Dailuaine is in high demand from master blenders across Scotland, valued especially for its body and character. On the nose this bottling features fruit salad, cerial notes, and popcorn. On the palate buttered toast, mocha, and vanilla pods. We found Cocoa ...
Dictador 'Cadenhead' 1993 / 26 years old 65.3%
This bottling of a single cask comes to us from Dictador distillery in Colombia. The distillate is from both pot and column stills. On the nose we find Banoffee Pie, heather, and a touch of menthol. One the palate, sticky toffee pudding, raisins, and pecan pie. Confectionaries on the finish, marshmallow, coffee cake, and cocoa powder.
Fettercairn 'Cadenhead' 2007 / 11 years old 56.7%
Fettercairn 'Cadenhead' 2009 / 10 years old 57.3%
Situated under the Grampian foothills, Fettercairn is a picturesque distillery showcasing the diversity of Highland single malts. Cadenheads offerings of Fettercairn so far have been highly praised and this particular bottling is no exception. The nose is fresh and clean, with notes of pine needles, lemon sorbet and icing sugar. The palate is ri...
Glen Spey 'Cadenhead' 2001 / 17 years old 53.3%
The rarely seen Glen Spey distillery produces a classic Speyside style, though it is one of the rarer whiskies to see from the area. This new release from Cadenhead is selected from two hogshead casks combined, offering flavours of custard cremes, candy floss, peatnut butter and a contrasting note of pork crackling. A creamy texture on the palat...
Glenrothes 'Cadenhead' 1996 / 22 years old 50.1%
Distilled in 1996 at the Glenrothes distillery in Speyside, this new Cadenhead bottling from 3 Hogshead casks, offering flavours of orange zest and generous helpings of golden syrup. While the distillery is famous for its use of sherry casks, this expression shows how much of the Glenrothes character is actually from its spirit - the fruity (poa...
Glentauchers 'Cadenhead' 2007 / 11 years old 57.9%
From Speyside distillery Glentauchers, Cadenhead?s brings us this 11 year old single malt whisky. The nose has a warmth to it, with notes of banana loaf, barley and a sweetness from marshmallow. This sweetness is carried through to the palate, offering up candy cane, root ginger and apple skin notes. To balance out the sweetness the finish is pe...
Knockdhu 'Cadenhead' 2010 / 9 years old 56.2%
The Knockdhu distillery is more famously known for making the modern brand AnCnoc, but all of its casks bare the name Knockdhu, named after the black hill that stands behind the distillery. This new release from Cadenhead was chosen from 3 hoggies that were laid down in 2010 and bottled together at a natural strength of 56.2% The tasting panel a...
Millburn 'Cadenheads' 1974 / 31 years old 52.3%
Millburn would be regarded as one of the rarest single malt bottlings available from Scotland today, with the vast majority of its production from 1807 to its closure in 1985 going to blends like Vat 69 and Cabinet. Millburn is a whisky that is seldom seen these days, and this is the first of its kind we have stocked. Distilled in 1974 and bottl...
Miltonduff 'Cadenhead' 2008 / 11 years old 56%
Miltonduff is a key component of the Chivas Regal blend, occasionally seen as a single malt and one we always look forward to trying. On the nose there are notes of fresh pastry's and creamy milk chocolate, leading into sliced pears and snowballs on the palate. The finish is creamy and refreshing with notes of coffee and biscuits.
Ord 'Cadenhead' 2008 / 10 years old 57.7%
This 10 year old whisky from Ord distillery in the Highlands has been maturing in two hogs heads and bottled at 57.7%. This whisky has an interesting nose with a creaminess, honeycomb and goats cheese. Lime and pickles are found on the palate with geraniums and a nuttiness from praline and pistachio. A saltiness and freshness from notes of lemon...
Ord 'Cadenhead' 2008 / 11 years old 56.4%
Matured for 11 years solely in ex-bourbon American white oak barrels, this bottling from the Ord distillery (aka Glen Ord) is a zippy dram, with fresh mint, lemons and gooseberries coming through on the aroma, with a mineral quality behind. The palate leads to thoughts of mediterranean flavours: lemon infused olive oil and apricots, with milk ch...
Tomatin 'Cadenhead' 2009 / 10 years old 57.7%
Selected from two hogshead casks from the Tomatin distillery and bottled at a cask strength of 57.7%, this new arrival shows the lighter, delicate style of the Highland style Tomatin makes. Described by the Cadenhead team as very creamy, it has an aroma of white chocolate and strawberries, alongside butterscotch buttery shortbread. To taste, aga...
Tullibardine 'Cadenhead' 1993 / 26 years old 43.9%
This expression of Tullibardine was bottled from a pair of ex-American hogsheads, yeilding only 462 bottles. The strength is notably low for a cask strength whisky even at this age, often a sign of high spirit to cask interaction. On the nose we find tropical fruit notes, and mint leaves. The palate backs this up with mangos, whipped cream, and ...
Cognac 'Cadenhead' 40 years old 61.6%
This truly special Cognac comes to us from the Charpentier Distillery in the 'Petite Champagne' region. It has been matured by Cadenhead to the ripe old age of 40, and bottled at an astonishing 61.6% alcohol. Only 264 bottles are available worldwide. On the nose we find a distant smokeyness, bacon, and gooseberry jam. The palate is complex with ...
Dictador 'Cadenhead' 1980 / 39 years old 59.9%
This venerable single cask bottling of Colombian rum comes to us from Dictador. It is produced from spirit distilled in both pot and column stills and matured in a American oak barrel since November of 1980 and bottled at spectacular 39 years old. On the nose we found brown sugar, hard caramel, and raisins. The palate is remarkably chewy, plenty...
Fettercairn 'Cadenhead' 2007 / 12 years old 51.1%
One of the less frequently seen whiskies in Scotland, this new Fettercairn from Cadenhead is fresh and summery - peaches, honeycomb and golden syrup joined by flavours of pear skins, hard boiled sweets and a citrusy dessert note (lemon meringue or cheesecake). Bottled from ex-bourbon casks at a surprisingly soft 51.1% natural cask strength.
Benrinnes 'Cadenhead' 2007 / 12 years old 57.2%
The Benrinnes distillery has over the years gained a well-deserved reputation for its fruity, elegant and very easy-going style of whisky. This selection from Cadenhead was matured in an ex-bourbon cask, a wood that brings out the distillery's syrupy, fruity flavours. Starting with those wonderful fruits, it builds to an aroma of banana bread, a...
Cadenhead's Old Raj Gin 55%
Cadenhead's Old Raj Gin is distinctive in that it contains a measure of saffron, the rare and costly spice derived from the crocus flower. In addition to a slightly spicy flavour, this also imparts a pale yellow colour to Old Raj. This expression, bottled at 55%, is one of the few high strength gins on the market, fantastic in a gin & tonic ...
Strathclyde 'Cadenhead' 1989 / 30 years old 54.5%
Situated in the Gorbals district in Glasgow, Strathclyde is one of the biggest grain distilleries in Scotland, producing high-quality grain whisky for blends like Chivas. This bottling comes from a combination of sherry and bourbon casks, each of which matured for at least 30 years. The sherry cask influence is imediately obvious - demerara rum ...