Adelphi 'Breath of Islay' Archive Collection 1993 / 14 years old 58.4%
Part of the new 'Archive' series from Adelphi, this 'Breath of Islay' comes from a very famous distillery on the island, and we are sworn to secrecy not to divulge which it is from. Matured in a first-fill hogshead, the nose is mellow with butterscotch, sage, thyme and then a striking aroma of glazed smoky ham. Incredibly deep and complex, with ...
Adelphi 'Breath of the Highlands' 1985 / 22 years old #1066 55.2%
Adelphi have been sworn to secrecy as to which distillery this comes from, but it is a classic Highland single malt. Bottled as part of Adelphi's Archive series from a single American-oak barrel. Creamy coconut fudge starts in the aroma, with oakwood, and a fruity, complex note of nectarine or cherries. Herbal and spicy as well, with an unusual ...
Adelphi 'Kincardine' Batch #1 52.9%
Following on the back of their Japanese and Scotch 'fusion' whisky comes Adelphi's latest release, Kincardine. Named after Victor Alexander Bruce, a pioneering Scot who helped shape modern India through progressive public health, free trade and education policies. The whisky itself is a fusion of single malt whisky from the Amrut distillery in B...
Adelphi 'Liddesdale' 21 years old 46%
Adelphi's famous Liddesdale series returns just in time for Christmas, and as usual they have selected a small handful of sherry casks from the Bunnahabhain distillery to be bottled for this 10th release. After 21 years of maturing, this is a wonderfully chocolatey dram, with orange, grapefruit and pineapple notes joining honeycomb and hazelnut ...
Adelphi 'Nightcap' Edition #6 4x 100ml
A beautifully presented case containing 4 hand-bottled single cask selections from Scotland's premier independent bottler, Adelphi. A 100ml bottle each of Ardmore (Highland) 15 years old, Cambus (Single Grain) 27 years old, Longmorn (Speyside) 23 years old and Bunnahabhain (Islay) 10 years old along with tasting notes. A fantastic gift for the w...
Adelphi 'The Glover' 18 years old 48.6%
Adelphi's 'Fusion' whisky has returned, this time around it is a marriage of single-cask whiskies from Scotland and some exceptionally rare whisky from the Hanyu distillery of Japan which closed in 2000. Bottled to elebrate the life and achievements of one of Scotland's most famous engineers, Thomas Blake Glover. Thomas' contribution to the indu...
Adelphi's Private Stock Blend 40%
Adelphi's Private stock is a blend of whiskies selected by one of Scotland's most famed independent bottlers. This is a smooth dram with plenty of honeyed sweetness from Spey and Highland malts, a touch of sea-side maritime notes from a coastal distillery and a gentle peat-fire smokyness in the background. A very traditional and old-fashioned fl...
Caol Ila 'Adelphi' 2003 / 13 years old #301264 58.9%
Bottled from a single ex-sherry hogshead cask, this Caol Ila was matured for 13 years before being bottled by Adelphi at its natural strength. Medicinal to start, with notes of coal tar soap, carbolic, Savlon in addition to the beach-bonfire smoke, it then becomes sweeter with flavours of Scottish tablet (a grainy, crumbly toffee) and bitter cof...
Caperdonich 'Adelphi' 1970 / 38 years old #4378 47.1%
Closed in 2002, and often referred to as Glen Grant no. 2, Caperdonich is still very visible as you pass through Rothes. Its make is becoming increasingly hard to find, and especially welcome when found at this age and quality.A rich gold with light beading, as you would expect from the lower strength.The nose delights with decaying tropical fru...
Clynelish 'Adelphi' 1996 / 19 years old #11455 53.4%
Adelphi's selection of casks from Clynelish can be amongst some of the most interesting whiskies available from Scotland. Creamy, buttery and tooth-coatingly textured, this is an aromatic dram with coconut, lemon drizzle cake, waxy and with a tinge of orange oil and a hint of ash. Described by Alex Bruce of Adelphi as being slightly dusty and no...
Cragganmore 'Adelphi' 1986 / 29 years old 59.2%
From an American oak, ex-Bourbon hogshead, this is a burnished colour with good beading, 1 of only 166 bottles. Rich aromas of rice pudding with a generous topping of papaya and manuka honey. After a while, the nose becomes richer with toffee apples, a hint of cheese rind, dunnage warehouse and the inside of a freshly opened cigar box. The tas...
Glen Elgin 'Adelphi' 1995 / 20 years old #3228 49.3%
Often refered to as the 'distillers dram' amongst people in the industry, Glen Elgin remains one of Scotland's best kept secrets. This 20 year old single cask bottling by Adelphi shows the distilleries complex and layered style beautifully - faintly citrusy with almonds, a hint of candlewax and an evasive wisp of peat smoke. The mouthfeel is bi...
Glenborrodale 'Adelphi' 8 years old Batch 2 46%
Glenborrodale is the name of a valley on the remote peninsula of Ardnamurchan, near where Adelphi's distillery is built. This blended malt, containing just a handful of Highland single malt whiskies, is very old fashioned, with a sooty coal fire note amongst flavours of caramel wafers, toffee salted peanuts and even a dollop of chocolate ice cre...
Glenborrodale 'Adelphi' 8 years old Batch 3 46%
Adelphi's exceptional Glenborrodale Batch 3 is a careful selection of from 4 European ex-sherry casks containing solely Highland single malt whiskies. It is ruch with a rum and raisin fudgey note, with a deep flavour of dark chocolate mint squares and a puff of smoke like that of a log fire. A wonderfully rich and old-fashioned style of whisky, ...
Glenlivet 'Adelphi' 1978 / 29 years old #13503 52.1%
Distilled in 1978 at Scotland's most famous distilery, this 29 year old single cask bottling from Adelphi has an astonishing history. Originally bottled and released in 2007, small parcels of this and other Adelphi releases were found long forgotten at an old distributors warehouse. These legendary old bottlings have now made their way back to u...
Glenrothes 'Adelphi' 1991 / 25 years old 55.5%
This 25 year old Glenrothes has been selected by Adelphi from a single refill sherry Hogshead. On the nose there are traces of mint humbugs and honeysuckle, rich honey and a fragrant cigar & cigar box aroma and taste. A sweet start then slightly tannic (mouth drying), leading to over-ripe tropical fruit and more sweet honey notes. A sensatio...
Highland Park 'Adelphi' 1989 / 26 years old 47.2%
Drawn from an American oak, ex-Bourbon hogshead this was unusually matured all its life at the distillery on Orkney. A mid-straw colour with no beading due to its naturally low strength. The nose is quite mild with summer fruit salad notes: pear, black grapes, green apple and dragon fruit (fruitiness that we tend to find with casks that natural...
Slaney 'Adelphi' Single Malt Irish Whiskey 1991 / 23 years old #10694 48.3%
Continuing the series of simply excellcent single cask Irish whiskey, this has been drawn from an ex-sherry cask, and was matured for 23 years. The tell-tale explosion of fruits that this series is known for is there: lychees, seville orange peel, orange juice and sultanas, and bitter chocolate, cherries and the distinctive pencil shaving/minera...
Teaninich 'Adelphi' 1983 / 32 years old #6738 47.8%
Situated just north of Inverness in the small town of Alness, Teaninich is a distillery that has no official bottlings, so the only way to taste this little-known highland malt is through independent bottlings such as this 32 year old from Adelphi. The time spent in the cask leaves has left it wonderfully old fashioned - candle wax, tropical fru...
Teaninich 'Adelphi' 1983 / 32 years old #6744 50.8%
Distilled in 1983 and bottled from a single cask after 32 years of maturation this is a facinatingly complex dram, showing nutty (sesame oil), marzipan and dirty smoke and a hint of the inside of an old chest of drawers. The taste is immediately rich and viscous with nougat, peanuts and nut brittle. This is delicately combined with the hint of h...