A sublime Ardmore single cask with plenty of highland smoke, bottled by Adelphi.
Distilled 2002 this was bottled as a 17-year-old in 2019, the cask yielding 275 bottles in 58.2%.
Adelphi is one of the world's top independent bottlers of whisky. They acquire casks already matured to bottle, as opposed to maturing them themselves, and the Adelphi brand hasÂ been synonymous with top quality whisky for in the post-2000 era. The company also owns the Ardnamurchan distillery on Scotland's east coast, which distilled its first spirit in 2014.
Tasting notes from Adelphi:
Drawn from a refill American oak ex-Bourbon hogshead, this is Autumn gold with a moderate bead.
Band-Aid (not as in the 1984 music festival), chilled Lapsang Souchong, Cullen Skink, and smoked cheddar.
Sweet and salty with smoked Bavarian cheese on sourdough toast reminiscent of Nairn beach summer excursions complete with Shetland jumpers and woolly hats.
- Single Malt