An 11-year-old single cask from Benrinnes, bottled by Adelphi.
This was distilled in 2009 and fully matured in a first-fill oloroso sherry hogshead. It is bottled at 57.8% with 321 bottles in the release.
Benrinnes was built in 1826 and is largely used to create whisky for blends and it produces a new make spirit that is often described as heavy and meaty, similar to distilleries like Dailuaine and Mortlach which are also owned by Diageo.
Nose: Rich aromas of sultanas, kirsch, dark chocolate, and bread and butter pudding with homemade marmalade, with a spine of oily rags and cordite.
Palate: Chocolate coated pretzels, Black Forest Gateux, beef jus. A Canadian breakfast of maple syrup, buttery pancakes and smoked bacon! A lengthy finish with a hint of struck match in the background.
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 has 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 and released its first single malt in 2020.
- Single Malt