A 1999 vintage 18-year-old single cask bottled under the ‘Burnside’ guise from Adelphi.
Keen whisky fans will notice that there is no such distillery as Burnside, but the moniker has oft been used for teaspooned Balvenie – that is, a cask of Balvenie with a teaspoon of whisky from another distillery so that it immediately becomes a blended malt.
The name has been used for whiskies from other distilleries, but this has been labelled as a blended malt – so teaspooned something is a safe bet.
Distilled 1999 and matured in a sherry cask, this was bottled 2018 at 59.1%. 270 bottles in the outturn.
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 Malt