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. The addition of saffron is undertaken personally by the Company master blender in order to ensure a consistency in flavour and colour each time Old Raj is bottled.
Our blended malt whisky follows the Cadenhead principle of non chill-filtration which gives it a very smooth rounded body. The name MOIDART comes from the phrase " My King has landed in Moidart" which is the first line of a Gaelic song celebrating the landing of "Bonnie Prince Charlie" in Moidart in his attempt to win the crown for his father.
After a gap of many years we have re-introduced Cognac (which originates in the French region of Cognac and its surroundings) to our list. Only spirits made with eaux-de-vie from the protected zone and permitted grapes are entitled to the name Cognac. They must be distilled and aged following specifically authorised techniques, respecting the double distillation process in a copper alembic, and aged in oak barrels for a minimum period of time. Again, in keeping with the Cadenhead ethos we bottle from single casks at the natural malting strength.
A blended whisky produced by Cadenhead. The label depicts the view from our old premises at 47 Netherkirkgate, Aberdeen, an area known as Putachieside which, sadly, is no longer in existence.