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William Cadenhead, Aberdeen

Cadenhead's Green Label Demerara Rum
Cadenhead

Cadenhead´s Green Label Demerara Rum

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Cadenhead's Green Label Demerara Rum
Cadenhead

Cadenhead´s Green Label Demerara Rum

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Long Pond Estate
Long Pond Estate

Long Pond Estate

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Blackrock Distillery
Blackrock Distillery

Blackrock Distillery

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Uitvlugt Distillery
Uitvlugt Distillery

Uitvlugt Distillery

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Enmore Distillery
Enmore Distillery

Enmore Distillery

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Enmore Distillery
Enmore Distillery

Enmore Distillery

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Enmore Distillery
Enmore Distillery

Enmore Distillery

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Green Label Guyanan Rum
Green Label Guyanan Rum

Green Label Guyanan Rum

68 x 136 mm (2.7\" x 5.3\")
Green Label Barbados Rum
Green Label Barbados Rum

Green Label Barbados Rum

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Green Label Barbados Rum
Green Label Barbados Rum

Green Label Barbados Rum

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Green Label Demerara Rum
Green Label Demerara Rum

Green Label Demerara Rum

66 x 135 mm (2.6\" x 5.3\")
Green Label Demerara Rum
Green Label Demerara Rum

Green Label Demerara Rum

67 x 137 mm (2.7\" x 5.4\")
Green Label Demerara Rum
Green Label Demerara Rum

Green Label Demerara Rum

67 x 137 mm (2.6\" x 5.4\")
Green Label Demerara Rum
Green Label Demerara Rum

Green Label Demerara Rum

68 x 136 mm (2.7\" x 5.3\")
Green Label Jamaican Rum
Green Label Jamaican Rum

Green Label Jamaican Rum

67 x 136 mm (2.6\" x 5.4\")
Green Label Jamaican Rum
Green Label Jamaican Rum

Green Label Jamaican Rum

66 x 138 mm (2.6\" x 5.4\")
Green Label Jamaican Rum
Green Label Jamaican Rum

Green Label Jamaican Rum

67 x 137 mm (2.6\" x 5.4\")
Green Label Jamaican Rum
Green Label Jamaican Rum

Green Label Jamaican Rum

66 x 136 mm (2.6\" x 5.4\")

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History

Established 1842.

William Cadenhead was founded in Aberdeen in 1842 and incorporated as a Limited Company in 1972.

The business was originally that of importers, bottlers and wholesalers of Scotch Malt Whisky and Demerara Rum.

For now is company specialised in old oak-matured rum (and malt whisky).

[Source: Wine bow, cit. 2000]

The firm of William Cadenhead Ltd, Wine and Spirit Merchants, was founded in 1842 and is Scotland's oldest independent bottler. The company was was in the ownership of the same family until taken over by J & A Mitchell & Co.Ltd in 1972, the proprietors of Springbank distillery.

The early days
For 130 years prior to this, the firm of William Cadenhead Ltd traded from the same premises in the Netherkirkgate, Aberdeen. 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.

Acquiring a worldwide reputation.
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.

Difficult times
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.

The turning point
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.

The present day
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.

[Source: WM Cadenhead Ltd., cit. 2004]


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