Batch 6 of Adelphi’s annual blended malt consists of Highland Park, Bunnahabhain, Tamdhu and Glenrothes. The combination was transferred to sherry butts fourteen years ago and topped up with an eight year old sherry cask release from Glenrothes (hence the younger age statement). Bottled in 2018 non chill filtered and with no added colour. 1500 bottles world wide.
Notes From Adelphi… Nose: smoked meat with warm toast, butter and heather honey. Palate: dark cherries with white peaches and kiwi compote finished with some Nutella. Finish: rich and round. 46% Alc./Vol.
The colour is rich bronze with lovely aromas of blackcurrant, brown sugar, orange and raisin. The palate remains fruity and shows hazelnut, cinnamon and toffee flavors. The finish is fresh with lasting oaky sweetness.
The sixth edition of Bruichladdich’s Mysterious Black Art, the second created by head distiller Adam Hannett. Each cask selected by Adam to be included in the mix is at least 26 years old, and the low natural cask strength of 46.9% suggests an aged elegance. He’s not revealing the recipe and all we know is that some of the whisky has been finished in interesting casks – it’s dark and jammy with rich, deep and intense fruit balanced by spice, chocolate and the underlying sweetly fruity Bruichladdich character.
Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old has set the tone and the benchmark for the rest of the range – only the best will do. A combination of sherry, bourbon and whisky re-fill casks are chosen to achieve the perfect balance of the characteristic nutty and sherry flavours of Bunnahabhain.
Built in 1967 as a small compact distillery, GlenAllachie was the fourth distillery designed by William Delme-Evans. The complete whisky making process was gravity fed and combined with unusual horizontal condensers it was a triumph of engineering and design.
Fast forward 50 years and we’re reaping the benefit when we bring you the GlenAllachie 25 year old. A combination of Pedro Ximinez and Oloroso casks specially selected by our Master Distiller Billy Walker and bottled at a slightly higher ABV of 48%.
Legent is a bourbon, but it’s unlike anything you’ve ever tried because it’s unlike anything that’s ever been created. It’s an unprecedented collaboration between two whiskey legends – Fred Noe, from the founding family of bourbon and Jim Beam’s seventh-generation Master Distiller, and Shinji Fukuyo, from the founding house of Japanese whisky and Suntory’s fifth-ever Chief Blender.
This pinnacle of the Single Pot Still range, Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy, marked the first time since John Jameson that an Irish Distillers product had been named after a Master Distiller. Single Pot Still whiskey is unique to Ireland in general and to the Midleton Distillery, Co. Cork, in particular, and is regarded as the quintessential style of Irish whiskey. Made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley and then triple distilled in traditional copper pot stills, Pot Still whiskeys are characterised by full, complex ﬂavours and a wonderful, creamy mouthfeel.
An introduction to Gordon & MacPhail’s impressive portfolio, this range is curated to offer an utterly dependable and consistent choice of our finest single malt whiskies. Each expression sits within the bold flavour profiles of either ‘Sherry’, ‘Smoky’ or ‘Bourbon’, making these single malts the perfect match for the whisky-lover who enjoys exploration through flavour and character.
One of the starting points for whisky fans digging into Gordon & MacPhail’s whiskies, the Discovery range is all about pulling apart the flavours of Scotland. This Miltonduff is part of the Sherry category, showing, as you’d expect, big sherry character thanks to 10 years of maturation in sherry casks.
Released as part of the Port Charlotte Cask Exploration series, this heavily peated Islay single malt Scotch whisky has been produced from 100% Scottish barley, peated to 40 ppm… Port Charlotte MRC: 01, a 2010 vintage, matured in first fill American whiskey casks and second fill French wine casks. Vatted and aged for a further year in French oak casks from the Bordeaux left bank.
Hibiki Japanese Harmony is a blend of Japanese malt and grain whiskies from Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita. Presented in the brand’s trademark 24-faceted bottle representing the Japanese seasons, this is light, approachable and moreish with enticing notes of orange peel and white chocolate.
Each bottle has been scrupulously bottled and wax-dipped by hand. Part of the ‘Finest Aged’ range, The 1971 Blended Scotch Whisky is presented in a forest green The Last Drop Distillers leather case. A generous 50ml miniature, a custom-made stopper, a luxury tasting book and a signed certificate of authenticity complete the meticulous presentation.
Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2017:
“Just mesmerically beautiful” Awarded 97 points, a “superstar whisky” 2017 Scotch Blend of the Year
2017 Blend of the Year (26-50 Years)