A 12-year-old single cask from an undisclosed distillery in the Scottish isles, bottled by Adelphi under their ‘Breath Of The Isles’ label.
From a refill ex-Oloroso hogshead, this has a lovely bronze colour with a moderate bead. On the nose is a decadent aroma of salted honeycomb, dulchede leche, bog myrtle and tinned pineapple. The palate develops with crunchie bars, dried hay, bitter lemon and a peaty hearth with integrated peat smoke. Finishing peppery.
Distilled 2007 – as previous editions also have been – this was bottled in 2019 as a 12-year-old. Just 347 bottles from the cask at 58.7%.
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.
- Single Cask