A young but vibrant single cask from the Glen Garioch distillery, bottled by Adelphi.
Distilled 2011, this was bottled 2019 as a seven-year-old. The small cask yielded 238 bottles at 56.8%.
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.
Glen Garioch is one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries, having been founded in 1797. Although the distillery had a decidedly peated note until the malting floors were decommissioned in 1997, modern distillations have been largely unpeated.
Tasting notes from Adelphi:
Drawn from a refill American oak ex-PX barrique (225 litres), this is incredibly forward and complex for such a young whisky.
Autumn gold with a good bead, immediately reminiscent of banana splits, with added dried banana chips and desiccated coconut. Sugared almonds and panna cotta, with a hint of the typical Glen Garioch lint bandages.
Great mouth texture, salted macaroons, kiln fires and lingering pepper.
- Single Cask
- Glen Garioch