The fourth release in the Ardnamurchan spirit series, the 2019 AD release has been matured exclusively in sherry casks.
Not old enough to be called whisky, these entry releases from the much-hyped east Scotland distillery are nonetheless very tasty and quite in-demand.
This has been produced from spirit matured in two butts, six hogsheads and 21 octaves, made from both American and Spanish oak and having held either oloroso or Pedro Ximenez sherry previously.
Bottled at 57.4% there were only around 5,000 bottlse globally for this batch.
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.
The distillery has a capacity of approximately 500,000 litres per year. 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:
"Creme caramel with candied orange, Manuka honey and mango; rock salt, liquorice, maple-cured smoked bacon and extinguished peat kilns."