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Cadee distillery

Cadée Distillery was founded in 2013 on Whidbey Island by Colin Campbell, a Scotsman. Despite this the distillery is primarily releasing bourbon and rye whiskies as well as a line of other spirits and liquers.

The distillery was established in 2015 after a flexible Indiegogo campaign. Its name Cadée, means “pure” in Gaelic.

How Is Cadée Produced?

Colin Campbell calls his spirits quasi-sourced in that he got the raw distillate for the first batches from “different partners throughout the US,” before being brought to Whidbey for aging.

It is in the aging where Cadée Scottish side emerges, making use of barrels from Kentucky, Portugal, Spain and the Caribbean. Campbell monitors the flavor profiles of his aging whiskey and blends them when ready, resulting in the current two bottlings which are on the market:

  • Deceptivus Bourbon Whiskey
  • Cascadia Rye Whiskey
  • Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Straight Rye Whiskey

Cadee factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Cadee Washington USA
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Active 2015 - Present Rye Cadee Tour Link
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group
Colin Campbell Colin Campbell

Can I tour Cadee?

Yes Cadee distillery is tourable. On Trip Advisor the distillery has been rated as excellent by 104 of 111 tours to date. This gives Cadee an overall rating of 5.0

Latest reviews

Turpentine by GaryMcK50

I am a fan of good whiskey, scotch, Irish, bourbon. ..this is none of those. The whiskey is raw almost as if straight from the still. The aging, if any, should be much longer in good wooden casks. Unlike wine aging in the bottle will not help. Other distillers are on Whidbey...try them.

Whiskey Shame by Lemaj Nerraw

Arrived at this location during normal business hours on a Saturday and it was closed. The doors were locked and no one answered the phone. I asked the business next door and they stated cadre opens when it feels like it. Shame Shame

Incredible Crafted Spirits by Jimonwhidbey

Impossible to go wrong, fabulous crated spirits with some interesting twists... sure to please the most discerning pallets. Very friendly staff. Pleasingly reasonable prices.

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Very good 3
Average 1
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