A brand new Fusion from independent bottlers Adelphi, the Kincardine brings together single malts from Scottish distilleries Glen Elgin and Macallan and IndiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Amrut.
The Kincardine follows the Glover series in bringing together whiskies from around the world. It is named after the 9th Earl of Elgin and 13th Earl of Kincardine Victor Bruce, a historic figure of Scotland.
A liberal politician who spent his life in the public service, Bruce served as Viceroy and Govener of India from 1894 to 1899 (he was known as Ã¢â‚¬ËœThe Walking ViceroyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢). During that period he oversaw improvements to IndiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s railway system, worked to combat drought and famine, helped stabilise the currency and managed fears over the countryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s border with Afghanistan.
He was also the Great Grandfather of AdelphiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Alex Bruce, the Managing Director and driving force behind AdelphiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s creations. Alex created the Kincardine with Scotch whisky icon and regular co-conspirator Charles Maclean.
The youngest in this expression is the 7-year-old Amrut (which is quite old for an Indian whisky, given their 10 percent angels share evaporative loss each year).
Of the Fusion Alex Bruce said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“With The Kincardine, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve blended two single casks of malt whisky from Amrut Distillery in Bangalore with Scotch whisky from Glen Elgin and Macallan distilleries.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The fruitiness of the mature Speyside malts works beautifully with the Indian whisky, creating a very complex, international flavour. It has its own unique profile, showing both the individual elements that different maturation climates can offer and, at the same time, capturing a new overall style. I was really excited by both the challenge and the outcome.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The outturn for this edition was 820 bottles.
- Blended Malt