This blended malt whisky was produced by bottler Wm Cadenhead in the late 20th century.
The Hielanman Profile
Blended Scotch Whisky
The Hielanman (meaning Highland man in Gaelic) was a deluxe ‘old liqueur’ blend first bottled in the early 20th century using whiskies at least eight years old and bottled at 70º proof (35% abv).
The Hielanman contained a high malt content, including some rich, peated whiskies, although the recipe is known to have changed from decade to decade.
The Hielanman History
When Robert Duthie took over Aberdeen bottler Wm Cadenhead Ltd in 1904 he began to blend malts and also create blended Scotch whiskies. The Hielanman was one of these (Putachieside was another), and a trademark for the brand was registered in 1933.
However, when the company was bought by J&A Mitchell Ltd of Campbeltown in 1972 the brand was largely sidelined. Putachieside maintained a larger presence in the market until it too was discontinued in the 1990s.
- 1842 George Duncan establishes a whisky merchant and vintner in Netherkirkgate, Aberdeen
- 1858 When Duncan passes away, his brother-in-law William Cadenhead takes over the business
- 1904 Wm Cadenhead Ltd is picked up by Robert Duthie, who begins vatting his own whiskies
- 1933 A trademark for The Hielanman Old Liqueur Scotch whisky is registered
- 1972 Wm Cadenhead Ltd is acquired by J. & A. Mitchell of Campbeltown
- 1980s Production of The Hielanman ceases
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A lost blend that recalls the area of Aberdeen where bottler Wm Cadenhead Ltd was first established.
Campbeltown’s smallest distillery, Springside managed to survive an astonishing 99 years.
Distillery & brand
One of Scotland’s smallest distilleries.