William Cadenhead

Die Anfänge von Cadenhead gehen auf George Duncan zurück, der die Firma im Jahr 1842 gegründet hat. Zu dieser Zeit hieß das Unternehmen dementsprechend auch noch nicht Cadenhead. George Duncan schaffte es innerhalb von 10 Jahren das Unternehmen erfolgreich auszubauen und so stieg um 1853 sein Stiefbruder William Cadenhead mit ins Geschäft ein. Im Jahr 1858 verstarb George Duncan nach kurzer Krankheit und William Cadenhead übernahm alleinig das Geschäft und benannte es nach seinem eigenen Namen um. [1] Fast 50 Jahre lang führte William Cadenhead den Laden in eigener Regie, bis er selbst schließlich am 11. Dezember 1904 verstarb. Die Firma, als auch somit auch die Handelsgeschäfte wurde nun von seinem Neffen Robert W. Duthie weitergeführt. Duthie kam in der Geschichte des Hauses Cadenhead eine nicht unwesentliche Rolle zu, denn er war es, der den Grundstein für den heutigen Ruf der Firma Cadenhead bezüglich Single Malt Scotch Whisky und Demerara Rum legte. Duthie kaufte seiner Zeit den Demerara Rum noch in den alten, ursprünglichen Destillerien in Guyana ein, darunter auch jene, die wir heute nur noch von alten Labeln kennen und deren Stile in Diamond konserviert werden.[2]
Während der großen Depression im Jahr 1931 kämpfte auch Cadenhead schwer um das eigene Überleben. In dieser, für das Unternehmen so schicksalhaften, Phase verstarb Robert W. Duthie, als er von einem Straßenbahnwagen bei einer Straßenüberquerung überfahren wurde. Nach seinem Tod wurde die Verantwortung der Firma auf die langjährige Angestellte Ann Oliver übertragen. Ann Oliver, so heißt es, habe einen Hang zur Exzentrik gehabt und nicht immer ein besonders glückliches Händchen im Umgang mit der Firma. Schließlich war sie später gar zum Verkauf der Firma, aufgrund finanzieller Schwierigkeiten, gezwungen.[3] Die Warehouses von Cadenhead's waren zu diesem Zeitpunkt bis zum Anschlag gefüllt. Darunter waren auch viele Fässer alten Demerara Rums, deren Wert damals allerdings schwer zu beziffern war. In jedem Fall nahm man Kontakt mit Christies in London auf, welche in der Vergangenheit schon des öfteren große Bestände Rum erfolgreich verkauft hatten. In nur zwei Tagen, am 3. und am 4. Oktober 1972, wurde das sechsfache an Überschuss gegenüber den Verbindlichkeiten der Firma erzielt.[4] Die Firma WMCadenhead wurde danach an J & A Mitchell & Co Limited, dem Eigentümer der Springbank Distillery in Schottland, verkauft.[5]

Die Whiskyabfüllungen bilden spätestens seit diesem Verkauf in den 1970er Jahren bis heute spürbar die Mehrheit aller Cadenhead Bottlings. Zwar füllte man auch bis in die 1990er und frühen 2000er Jahre auch immer wieder noch alte Stocks an Demerara Rum ab, deren Destillation oft bis in die 1960er und 1970er Jahre zurückreichte, allerdings endete diese Ära im Jahr 2003. Anschließend folgten ausschließlich noch Rum Abfüllungen neuerer Jahrgänge. Aber auch die Anzahl dieser Abfüllungen ließ leider immer mehr nach und vor allem aber wurden sie immer beliebiger, insofern, als dass die entsprechenden Jahrgänge auch von anderen unabhängigen Abfüllern angeboten wurden, während man in früheren Zeiten auch immer wieder Batches für sich exklusiv verbuchen konnte. Gelegentlich erscheinen auch heute noch neue Abfüllungen in der Green Label und der Dated Distillation Serie, aber es befinden sich nur selten echte Highlights darunter. Ob Cadenhead an dieser Stelle den Anspruch hat sich wieder zu steigern oder ob der Rum weiterhin nur ein Nebenprojekt der Whiskybottlings bleiben wird, muss man abwarten. Meine bisherigen Erfahrungen mit Cadenhead aber lassen bedauerlicherweise nur wenig Optimismus aufkommen. Cadenhead stand einst in dem Ruf, über die größten Bestände an Demerara Rum außerhalb der Karibik zu verfügen. Von diesem Ruf ist leider heute nichts mehr übrig und er kann auch fast unmöglich noch den Tatsachen entsprechen. Außer man verwaltet nur noch die Mehrheit an Rum Fässern und verkauft diese weitestgehend an andere Abfüller. Aber da man ja nach wie vor Rum releast, wäre man ja schön blöd, wenn man dann nicht auch aus solchen Reserven schöpfen würde, daher glaube ich nicht daran. Somit bleibt nur die Hoffnung, dass man nochmal irgendwann und eines Tages versucht an diese Zeiten anzuknöpfen, aber warten werde ich darauf nicht mehr. Nie war es so lukrativ, Rum auf den Markt zu bringen wie heute, aber diesen Bedarf decken inzwischen andere. Hätte man um 2010 einen Rum Nerd gefragt, welchen Abfüller er zuerst mit Demerara Rum verbindet, so hätte er zeimlich sicher mit Cadenhead geantwortet. Fragt man heute einen Rum Nerd das gleiche, so gibt es nur noch einen Namen: Velier. 


Rum Bottlings:

Grob gesagt, füllt Cadenhead seinen Rum in zwei Serien ab: in der Dated Distilartion Serie und in der Green Label Serie. Erstere kommt grundsätzlich in Fassstärke und aus Einzelfässern daher und liefert genaue Angaben zum Rum. Zweite ist leider sehr viel anonymer gehalten. Mehr als das Erzeugerland und das Alter wird nicht geliefert. Vereinzelt werden mehrere Fässer zu einer Abfüllung geblendet. Die Green Label werden alle mit 46% vol. abgefüllt, mit Außnahme der Montego Bay Rums, der 1975er Demerara Serie und eines Jamaicaners aus 1974. In Klammern habe ich hinter einigen Green Label Rums die vermutete Destillerie und den vermuteten Jahrgang vermerkt.

Für Sammler und Historiker habe ich hier mal eine Liste aller mir bekannten Rums von Cadenhead's zusammengestellt:


Cadenhead's Cask Strength Serie:


Barbados:

- Cadenhead's Blackrock Distillery BBR 11 YO (2000 bis 2012) - 59,1% vol. 
- Cadenhead's Blackrock Distillery BRS (Rockley) 14 YO (1986 - 2000) - 69,2% vol.
- Cadenhead's Blackrock Distillery BRS (Rockley) 16 YO (1986 - 2003) - 67,7% vol.
- Cadenhead's Blackrock Distillery WIRR 12 YO (1986 - 1998) - 74,1% vol.
- Cadenhead's Foursquare Distillery MBFS 11 YO (2006 - 2017) - 60,6% vol.
(175th Anniversary Bottling)
- Cadenhead's Foursquare Distillery MBFS 12 YO (2006 - 2018) - 58,5% vol.
- Cadenhead's Foursquare Distillery MBFS 12 YO (2006 - 2019) - 63,2% vol. (Ex Kilkerran Port)
- Cadenhead's Mount Gay Distillery BMMG 8 YO (2000 - 2008) - 66,3% vol.


Belize:

- Cadenhead's Travellers Distillery MBT 11 YO (2004 - 2019) - 64,4% vol.
- Cadenhead's Travellers Distillery SFBT 9 YO (2005 - 2015) - 64,6% vol.
- Cadenhead's Travellers Distillery SFBT 11 YO (2005 - 2016) - 63,4% vol.


Brazil:

- Cadenhead's Epris Distillery BMC 14 YO (1999 - 2013) - 45,3% vol.
- Cadenhead's Epris Distillery BMC 15 YO (1999 - 2014) - 45,4% vol.


Cuba:

- Cadenhead's Sancti Spiritus Distillery ADC 14 YO (1998 - 2013) - 59,2% vol.
- Cadenhead's Sancti Spiritus Distillery CMA 17 YO (1999 - 2016) - 62,6% vol.
- Cadenhead's Sancti Spiritus Distillery CMA 17 YO (1999 - 2016) - 62,2% vol.


Fiji:

- Cadenhead's South Pacific Distillery FSPD 12 YO (2003 - 2015) - 60,7% vol.
- Cadenhead's South Pacific Distillery FSPD 13 YO (2003 - 2016) - 59,6% vol.


Guadeloupe:

- Cadenhead's Bellevue Distillery GMBV 16 YO (1998 - 2014) - 57,1% vol.
- Cadenhead's Bellevue Distillery GMBV 17 YO (1998 - 2015) - 54,3% vol.
- Cadenhead's Gardel Distillery RHUM AGRICOLE 18 YO (1975 - 1993) - ??,?% vol.
- Cadenhead's Gardel Distillery RHUM AGRICOLE 20 YO (1975 - 1995) - 57,8% vol.


Guyana:

- Cadenhead's Caribbean Distillers PDW 15 YO (1987 - 2003) - 63% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Caribbean Distillers PDW 28 YO (1972 - 2001) - 63,2% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Caribbean Distillers PDW 29 YO (1972 - 2002) - 60,9% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Caribbean Distillers PDW 30 YO (1972 - 2003) - 53,1% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Diamond Distillery MPM 14 YO (2003 - 2017) - 59,1% vol. (Pot Still)
(175th Anniversary Bottling)
- Cadenhead's Diamond Distillery MPM 14 YO (2003 - 2017) - 59,6% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Enmore Distillery AWM 16 YO (1988 - 2005) - 64,9% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Enmore Distillery AWM 18 YO (1988 - 2007) - 63,3% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Enmore Distillery KFM 12 YO (1991 - 2002) - 66% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Enmore Distillery KFM 16 YO (1991 - 2008) - 63,9% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Enmore Distillery MEV 26 YO (1990 - 2017) - 57,2% vol. (Pot Still)
(175th Anniversary Bottling)
- Cadenhead's Enmore Distillery REV 11 YO (1994 - 2006) - 70,0% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Enmore Distillery VSG 10 YO (1990 - 2001) - 75,7% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Enmore Distillery VSG 11 YO (1990 - 2002) - 74,2% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Enmore Distillery VSG 13 YO (1990 - 2004) - 71,6% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Enmore Distillery VSG 15 YO (1990 - 2006) - 72,5% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Enmore Distillery VNL 30 YO (1962 - 1992) - 62,9% vol. (Column Still)
- Cadenhead's Enmore Distillery VNL 36 YO (1962 - 1998) - 62,9% vol. (Column Still)
- Cadenhead's Enmore Distillery XPD 28 YO (1971 - 1999) - 67,1% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Enmore Distillery XPD 29 YO (1971 - 2000) - 64,7% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Enmore Distillery XPD 32 YO (1971 - 2003) - 61,8% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Uitvlugt Distillery MPM 12 YO (1998 - 2010) - 62,0% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Uitvlugt Distillery MPM 18 YO (1999 - 2018) - 58,7% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Uitvlugt Distillery MPM 25 YO (1993 - 2019) - 49,9% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Uitvlugt Distillery PM 14 YO (1991 - 2006) - 70,7% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Uitvlugt Distillery MUI 16 YO (1998 - 2014), 60,2% vol.
- Cadenhead's Uitvlugt Distillery GM 24 YO (1975 - 1999) - 69% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Uitvlugt Distillery GM 25 YO (1975 - 2000) - 70,2% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Uitvlugt Distillery GM 30 YO (1974 - 2004) - 61,5% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Uitvlugt Distillery GM 30 YO (1974 - 2005) - 60,3% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Uitvlugt Distillery PORT MORANT 30 YO (1964 - 1995) - 73,3% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Uitvlugt Distillery PORT MORANT 32 YO (1964 - 1997) - 72,1% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Uitvlugt Distillery PM 36 YO (1964 - 2000) - 70% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Uitvlugt Distillery PM 36 YO (1964 - 2001) - 69,3% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's  ? 15YO (? - ?) - 69,2% vol. (?? Still)


Jamaica:

- Cadenhead's Hampden Estate JMLR 8 YO (2000 - 2008) - 63,2% vol. 
- Cadenhead's Hampden Estate JMLR 12 YO (2000 - 2012) - 62,1% vol. 
- Cadenhead's Hampden Estate JMLR 12 YO (2002 - 2014) - 61,8% vol.
- Cadenhead's Hampden Estate HLCF 13 YO (1992 - 2006) - 66,2% vol. 
- Cadenhead's Long Pond Estate CRV 13 YO (1987 - 2001) - 70,4% vol.
- Cadenhead's Long Pond Estate CRV 20 YO (1974 - 1995) - 73,0% vol.
- Cadenhead's Long Pond Estate CRV 22 YO (1974 - 1997) - 69,8% vol.
- Cadenhead's Long Pond Estate IRW 10 YO (1986 - 1997) - 71,9% vol.
- Cadenhead's Long Pond Estate IRW 10 YO (1986 - 1997) - 75% vol.
- Cadenhead's Long Pond Estate IRW 13 YO (1986 - 1999) - 70,1% vol.
- Cadenhead's Long Pond Estate IRW 18 YO (1986 - 2004) - 68,3% vol. 
- Cadenhead's Worthy Park Estate JMWP 11 YO (2005 - 2016) - 57,9% vol.


Nicaragua:

- Cadenhead's Volcano Distillery NMC 11 YO (2002 - 2013) - 62% vol.
- Cadenhead's Volcano Distillery NMC 17 YO (1999 - 2016) - 57,6% vol.


St. Lucia:

- Cadenhead's St. Lucia Distillers SLJD 9 YO (1999 - 2008) - 70,8% vol.


Trinidad:

- Cadenhead's Caroni Distillery HTR 18 YO (1998 - 2017) - 65,8% vol. (Pot Still, 228 Bottles)
(175th Anniversary Bottling)
- Cadenhead's Caroni Distillery HTR 20 YO (1997 - 2018) - 60,6% vol. (Pot Still)
- Cadenhead's Caroni Distillery HTR 21 YO (1997 - 2019) - 59,4% vol.
- Cadenhead's Caroni Distillery TMCG 20 YO (1998 - 2018) - 62,4% vol. (Column Still)
- Cadenhead's Caroni Distillery PROVIDENCE 10 YO (1991 - 2002) - 67,9% vol. (Patent Still)
- Cadenhead's Caroni Distillery PROVIDENCE 12 YO (1991 - 2003) - 66,3% vol. (Patent Still)
- Cadenhead's Caroni Distillery PROVIDENCE 14 YO (1991 - 2006) - 66,1% vol. (Patent Still)
- Cadenhead's Trinidad Distillers TMAH 12 YO (2005 - 2017) - 67,4% vol.
(175th Anniversary Bottling)
- Cadenhead's Trinidad Distillers TMAH 19 YO (1991 - 2011) - 68,3% vol.
- Cadenhead's Trinidad Distillers TMAH 21 YO (1991 - 2013) - 66,9% vol.
- Cadenhead's Trinidad Distillers TMAH 24 YO (1991 - 2016) - 62,6% vol.
- Cadenhead's Trinidad Distillers TMAH 25 YO (1991 - 2017) - 64,3% vol.
(175th Anniversary Bottling)



Venezuela:

- Cadenhead's C.A.C.D. SA 13 YO (2005 - 2019) - 58,6% vol.



Cadenhead's Green Label Serie:


Barbados:

- Cadenhead Green Label Barbados 10 YO (Mount Gay; 2000 - 2011)
- Cadenhead Green Label Barbados 11 YO (vermutl. Foursquare 2003 - 2014)
- Cadenhead Green Label Barbados 12 YO (Rockley; 1986 - 1998 oder 1999)
- Cadenhead Green Label Barbados 12 YO (2000 - 2012)
- Cadenhead Green Label Barbados 13 YO (Rockley; 1986 - 1999 oder 2000)
- Cadenhead Green Label Barbados 13 YO (vermutl. Foursquare 2003 - 2016)
- Cadenhead Green Label Barbados 15 YO (Rockley; 1986 - 2001 oder 2002)
- Cadenhead Green Label Barbados 18 YO (Rockley; 1986 - 2004 oder 2005)


 Belize:

- Cadenhead Green Label Belize 11 YO (Epris; 1999)


Brazil:

- Cadenhead Green Label Brazil 12 YO (Epris; 1999)
- Cadenhead Green Label Brazil 13 YO (Epris; 1999)


Cuba:

- Cadenhead Green Label Cuba 5 YO
- Cadenhead Green Label Cuba 11 YO (Sancti Spiritus; 1998)
- Cadenhead Green Label Cuba 13 YO (Sancti Spiritus; 1998)


Grenada:

- Cadenhead Green Label Grenada 20 YO (Westerhall; 1998)


Guatemala:

- Cadenhead Green Label Guatemala 8 YO


Guyana:

- Cadenhead Green Label Demerara 10 YO
- Cadenhead Green Label Demerara 12 YO
- Cadenhead Green Label Demerara 13 YO
- Cadenhead Green Label Demerara 15 YO
- Cadenhead Green Label Demerara 15 YO (Uitvlugt oder Diamond, 1998 - 2013)
- Cadenhead Green Label Demerara 15 YO (Enmore Still; 1971 - 1986)
- Cadenhead Green Label Demerara 22 YO
- Cadenhead Green Label Demerara 24 YO
- Cadenhead Green Label Demerara 25 YO (Bottled 1995)
- Cadenhead Green Label Demerara 25 YO
- Cadenhead Green Label Demerara 10 YO (Laphroaig Cask, 1992 - 2002)
- Cadenhead Green Label Demerara 12 YO (Laphroaig Cask, 1992 - 2004)
- Cadenhead Green Label Demerara 15 YO (Laphroaig Cask, 1992 - 2007)
- Cadenhead Green Label Demerara 15 YO (Springbank Cask, 1992 - 2007)
- Cadenhead Green Label Demerara Distilled 1939, Bonded 1942
- Cadenhead Green Label Demerara 30 YO (1975 - 2005), 40,5% vol.
- Cadenhead Green Label Demerara 32 YO (1975 - 2007), 40,3% vol.
- Cadenhead Green Label Demerara 33 YO (1975 - 2008), 40,6% vol.
- Cadenhead Green Label Demerara 36 YO (1975 - 2012), 38,5% vol.
- Cadenhead Green Label Demerara Montego Bay, 55% vol.
- Cadenhead Green Label Guyana 9 YO
- Cadenhead Green Label Guyana 10 YO, mit Holzgestell
- Cadenhead Green Label Guyana 10 YO (2002 - 2012), Box
- Cadenhead Green Label Guyana 12 YO
- Cadenhead Green Label Guyana 13 YO
- Cadenhead Green Label Guyana 15 YO
- Cadenhead Green Label Guyana 16 YO
- Cadenhead Green Label Guyana 25 YO


Haiti:

- Cadenhead Green Label Haiti 5 YO (2004 - 2009)
- Cadenhead Green Label Haiti 7 YO (2004 - 2011)
- Cadenhead Green Label Haiti 9 YO (2004 - 2013)


Jamaica:

- Cadenhead Green Label Jamaica 9 YO, 60,7% vol. (for Vinothek Massen & Flanders' Finest Cask Selection)
- Cadenhead Green Label Jamaica 10 YO (Long Pond; 1987 - 1997 oder 1998)
- Cadenhead Green Label Jamaica 10 YO (Hampden; 1992 - 2002)
- Cadenhead Green Label Jamaica 10 YO (Hampden; 2000 - 2010)
- Cadenhead Green Label Jamaica 10 YO (Blended; 2008)
- Cadenhead Green Label Jamaica 12 YO (Long Pond; 1987 - 1999 oder 2000)
- Cadenhead Green Label Jamaica 12 YO (Hampden; 1992 - 2004 oder 2005)
- Cadenhead Green Label Jamaica 13 YO (Long Pond; 1987 - 2000 oder 2001)
- Cadenhead Green Label Jamaica 13 YO (Long Pond oder Hampden; 2000 - 2013)
- Cadenhead Green Label Jamaica 14 YO (Hampden; 1992 - 2006 oder 2007)
- Cadenhead Green Label Jamaica 14 YO (Hampden oder Long Pond; 2002 - 2017)
(175th Anniversary Bottling)
- Cadenhead Green Label Jamaica 15 YO (Long Pond; 1986 - 2002)
- Cadenhead Green Label Jamaica 15 YO (Long Pond; 1987 - 2002 oder 2003)
- Cadenhead Green Label Jamaica 20 YO (Long Pond; 1974)
- Cadenhead Green Label Jamaica 22 YO (Long Pond; 1974)
- Cadenhead Green Label Jamaica 25 YO (Long Pond; 1974)
- Cadenhead Green Label Jamaica Aged 30 Years (1974 - 2013), 51,8% vol.
- Cadenhead Green Label Jamaica Montego Bay
- Cadenhead Green Label Jamaica White Rum, 63% vol. (2019)


Nicaragua:

- Cadenhead Green Label Nicaragua 8 YO (2002 - 2010)
- Cadenhead Green Label Nicaragua 9 YO (2002 - 2011)
- Cadenhead Green Label Nicaragua 9 YO (2003 - 2012)
- Cadenhead Green Label Nicaragua 10 YO (2002 - 2012)
- Cadenhead Green Label Nicaragua 12 YO (2002 - 2014)
- Cadenhead Green Label Nicaragua 19 YO (1999 - 2018)



Panama:

- Cadenhead Green Label Panama 8 YO
- Cadenhead Green Label Panama 9 YO (Don Jose; 2008 - 2017)
(175th Anniversary Bottling)
- Cadenhead Green Label Panama 12 YO
- Cadenhead Green Label Panama 15 YO (Don Jose; 1997 - 2012)


St. Lucia:

- Cadenhead Green Label St. Lucia 11 YO (St. Lucia Distillers; 1999 - 2010)


Trinidad:

- Cadenhead Green Label Trinidad 10 YO
- Cadenhead Green Label Trinidad 11 YO
- Cadenhead Green Label Trinidad 12 YO
- Cadenhead Green Label Trinidad 15 YO

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Quellenhinweise:

[1] „It was what subsequently became number 47 that Mr George Duncan established himself as a vintner and distillery agent. The business prospered and in little over 10 years he was joined by his brother-in-law Mr William Cadenhead. In 1858 Mr Duncan died following a short illness. William Cadenhead acquired the business and changed the trading name to that of his own. Whilst not much is known of George Duncan, a great deal is on record about his brother-in-law. It must be said that this is not because of his distinction as a vintner but because he was a local poet of renown throughout the Victorian era. Born in 1819, he began working at an early age in a small thread factory where he gained a great deal of respect from his employer. From there he became an overseer in the yarn sorting department of Maberly & Co at their Broadford works, now Richards PLC. About 1853 he left the company and joined his brother-in-law as traveller for Cadenhead's until Duncan's death in 1858 where he acquired the business. Apart from his enviable reputation as a poet, he became a prominent citizen taking part in all aspects of local affairs during his long life.“ - The Early Days - wmcadenhead.com

[2] „Early on Sunday morning, 11 December 1904 William Cadenhead died. He was succeeded in the business of Wine and Spirit Merchants at 47 Netherkirkgate by his nephew Robert W. Duthie. He was a quiet unassuming man, unlike his uncle, but developed what the firm became most famous for, namely single malt Scotch whisky and Demerara Rum. He advertised extensively on the back of buses, theatre curtains, concert programmes and in much else under the slogan 'By test the Best'. In addition Mr Duthie developed Cadenhead's brand whiskies, the de-luxe blend Putachieside and the more plebeian name The Heilanman.“ - Acquiring a Worldwide Reputation - wmcadenhead.com

[3] „In 1931 in the depth of the depression, the business of William Cadenhead was not in good shape financially. Mr Duthie was on his way to a meeting with his bank manager when he was unfortunately run over by a tram car whilst crossing the street. Duthie was a batchelor but left two sisters who knew nothing about the Wine and Spirit trade but were determined that the name of William Cadenhead should survive. Responsibility was handed over to a long term employee, Miss Ann Oliver, an eccentric lady who ran the business exactly as she wanted, refusing to move with the times. However, administration was lax and several bad decisions were made during this time forcing Ms Oliver to retire and sell the business.“ - Difficult Times - wmcadenhead.com

[4] „Both the bonded and duty paid warehouses were full from the roof to the cellars of stock, the value of which no-one knew nor for which there were any records. In the end Christie's who had liquidated considerable stocks of rum were contacted. The result was a two-day sale of the entire stock and was at that date the largest sale of wines and spirits ever held in Great Britain. The sale took place in London on 3rd and 4th of October 1972 and although there were many bargains, on the whole it was most successful and contrary to expectations it resulted in a six figure surplus over liabilities for the firm.“ - Turning Point - wmcadenhead.com

[5] „Thereafter the goodwill, premises etc. of the firm William Cadenhead were sold to J & A Mitchell & Co Ltd., proprietors of Springbank Distillery, one of Scotland's oldest distilleries still owned by descendants of its founder. The name of Cadenhead is now a household name in the whisky world, and the present owners have expanded the Cadenhead business whilst still keeping the goals and traditional methods the firm began with in 1842.“ - Present Day - wmcadenhead.com

Kommentare:

Pietro hat gesagt…

Hello, you are missing
Cadenhead's Long Pond Estate IRW 10 YO (1986 - 1997) - 75% vol.

Flo hat gesagt…

Ciao, Pietro! :)

I didn't knew the 75%-version of this bottling before. But now I know. :) So I thank You! Mille Grazie!

Flo

Pietro hat gesagt…

No problem Flo, here you have also what I found in demerara missing above:

Uitvlugt Distillery GM 30 YO (1974 - 2004) 61,5% vol. (Pot Still)
Uitvlugt Distillery Port Morant 32 YO (1964 - 1997) - 72,1% vol. (Pot Still)
Uitvlugt Distillery PM 36 YO (1964 - 2000) 70% vol. (Pot Still)

I have the pictures in case you need.

Flo hat gesagt…

Wow, this is amazing! Mille, mille Grazie, Pietro!

Probably it's impossible to assemple all Cadenhead rums of all time, but I try to get close to complete. So I thank you for your help again!

Mille grazie!

Flo

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