Adelphi exist to identify the very small number of casks that have produced the ultimate whiskies. The criteria for selection include rarity and maturity, but above all flavour. These whiskies are both rare and sought-after – these very special casks are so rare that, on average, Adelphi accepts a mere 4% that it is offered. Each single cask of whisky matures its contents very differently, imparting its own character to the whisky it holds and, as a result, there are never two Adelphi’s quite the same.
A single cask Caol Ila, independently bottled courtesy of Adelphi! The single malt was distilled in 2007 and left to rest for 13 years in a refill bourbon cask. Eventually it was bottled at 52.5% ABV with a limited outturn of 318 bottles.
Nose: Mint chocolate, lemon posset and oily smoke.
Palate: Cut grass and fresh malt, with charred herbs and beach bonfire.
Finish: Vanilla sweetness appears alongside a pinch of sea sa