An 12-year-old single cask from Inchgower, bottled by Adelphi.
This was distilled in 2007 and drawn from a refill oloroso sherry butt. It is bottled at 55.8% with 561 bottles in the release.
Rarely seen as a single malt, Inchgower is one of the key ingredients in the Bells blend (alongside Bliar Athol). It produces a waxy new make, more nutty and not quite as honeyed as Clynelish, but distinct all the same.
Nose: Lemon drizzle cake, almost posset, profiteroles, nougat and creme anglaise with ripe and juicy sultanas.
Palate: Macerated red fruit, dark chocolate, becoming oilier (typical of make) almost savoury like Bovril and salted fudge.
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