A 7-year-old single cask from Mortlach, bottled by Adelphi.
This release comes highly anticipated, given Adelphi's track record with releases from this cult distillery.
This was distilled in 2003 and drawn from a first-fill American oak ex-bourbon barrel. It is bottled at 57.6% with 224 bottles in the release.
A distillery with a cult following, Mortlach employs an unusual distilling format with three wash stills and three spirit stills combining to create a spirit that is essentiually 2.81 times distilled. The new make is rich and meaty, benefiting from extended and/or intense maturation.
Nose: Campinosweets, floral notes, apple skin, candied lemon peel and eaude vie.
Palate: robust texture, bitter almonds, cream soda, biscotti and vibrant grapefruit peel. Finishing with a slight saltiness, an atypical Mortlachwhich surprises and delights.
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