A single cask, heavily sherried whisky from an undisclosed distillery from by indie bottler Adelphi.
The latest arrival in a series that never manages to disappoint, they are rich, clean expressions that showcase Adelphiâ€™s love of top-quality sherry casks.
Distilled 2006, this 11-year-old was bottled in 2018 at 58.4%. 568 bottles yielded.
Adelphi isÂ 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 an active, first fill Spanish oak ex-sherry butt. A deep amber, polished mahogany colour, with good beading.
Mellow nose feel, not as dry as its predecessor. Bruised apple, tinned pear, burnt caramel â€“ toffee apple? Oloroso sherry, sweet tobacco, soft leather. Develops into vanilla toffee with a drop of water.
A sweet, burnt toffee taste, then immediately bitter saccharine. Water introduces chocolate and cocoa powder, reduces the other tastes and gives a lightly menthol aftertaste.
- Single Malt