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.
Drawn from a refill ex PX Sherry butt, this has the colour of Lion’s golden syrup with a medium bead. On the nose there is freshly popped popcorn, peaches, nectarines, gingerbread, orange peel, grapefruit juice and breakfast fruit salad. On the taste we found a lovely oily texture, Butterkist toffee popcorn, mint Matchmakers and overripe banana. A well-balanced dram with a pleasantly drying finish.
Only 621 bottles were produced for worldwide distribution.
Nose: Walls chocolate ice-cream with vanilla sponge cake, milk chocolate digestives and fresh feijoas.
Palate: Salted caramel truffles, Black Forest Gateaux.
Finish: Slightly meaty, long and leaves the tongue tingling.