The second release from the Ardnamurchan distillery in the Scottish highlands.
Ardnamurchan is the distillery built by internationally renowned independent bottlers Adelphi and the first spirit ran off their stills in July 2014. Designed and built for quality and versatility, Ardnamurchan distil unpeated spirit for six months and peated for the other six.
Following the 2016 AD inaugural release, the 2017 AD is again ‘spirit’ rather than whisky, as it is not yet three years old.
This is a vatting from both peated and unpeated distillate, matured in first fill sherry octaves before they were married for four months in ex-Pedro Ximenez casks.
The 2017 release is also the first to feature the distillery’s blockchain tracking technology.
The distillery has a capacity of approximately 500,000 litres per year, although actual output is currently around half of that. They have four wooden (ex-cognac vats) and three stainless washbacks and a single pair of wash/spirit stills.
The distillery’s heat source is generated from a biomass boiler, run on wood chips from a local forestry, making them a pioneer in the Scottish industry for using renewable energy sources.
Official tasting notes:
Honey roasted nuts, Christmas-spiced sultanas, baked apples, custard creams, Liquorice allsorts, nutmeg, rock salt and smouldering driftwood.
- Single Malt