Aberfeldy 'Cadenhead' 1978 / 1995 57.9% (c)
Distilled in 1978 at the Aberfeldy distillery in the middle of the Highlands, and bottled in 1995 by Scotland's oldest independent bottler, Cadenhead. This is a rare example of the distillery which is seldom seen in a single cask / cask strength bottling, especially from this era.
Aberfeldy 'Cadenhead' 1997 / 19 years old 55.3%
Bottled from 2 hogshead casks laid down in 1997, this 19 year old Aberfeldy comes from Wm. Cadenhead's latest small batch release. Aberfeldy is not readily available at this age, and Cadenhead's previous bottlings from the distillery have been extremely good. The tasting notes from Mark Watt talk of a classic style - lots of sweet honeycomb and ...
Aberfeldy 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1995 / 2014 55.8%
We have been hugely impressed with Gordon & MacPhail's 'Cask Strength' range and this sounds like it will also delight. Subtle Sherry influences with stewed apple, toasted malt and floral notes leading onto a palate with more flavours of chilli spice, banana, lemon and charred oak flavours.
Adelphi 'Breath of Speyside' 2006 / 10 years old 58.5%
The Breath of Speyside comes from an undisclosed distillery in the region, and this new release was bottled from two Spanish oak ex-sherry casks. The nose starts immediately with rich Turkish delight, coffee powder, Highland toffee and creme caramel, along with notes of dried mango and sadle soap. The taste is again rich and heavy, with burnt to...
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 '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'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...
An evening of Adelphi with Alex Bruce (Auckland)
We are delighted to welcome back The Hon. Alex Bruce (MQ) to New Zealand. Many of you may already know Alex as the face behind Adelphi and Ardnamurchan distillery and have had the pleasure of meeting him during his previous visits to DramFest. He is back for a wee tour of the country, heading to Auckland for an evening in the beautiful surroun...
An evening of Adelphi with Alex Bruce (Marlborough)
We are delighted to welcome back The Hon. Alex Bruce (MQ) to New Zealand. Many of you may already know Alex as the face behind Adelphi and Ardnamurchan distillery and have had the pleasure of meeting him during his previous visits to DramFest. He is back for a wee tour of the country, heading to Marlborough for an evening surrounded by the vin...
An evening of Adelphi with Alex Bruce (Wellington)
We are delighted to welcome back The Hon. Alex Bruce (MQ) to New Zealand. Many of you may already know Alex as the face behind Adelphi and Ardnamurchan distillery and have had the pleasure of meeting him during his previous visits to DramFest. He is back for a wee tour of the country, heading to Wellington for an evening in the beautiful surro...
Ardmore 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1991 / 2006 57.9%
Ardmore is a distillery, located in the eastern Highlands, that is known for producing a peated malt. This expression has the peaty characteristics but in a soft, delicate style. Behind the smoke there are aromas of tropical fruits, citrus and toasted malt. This all leads onto the palate with dark chocolate influences and a slightly peppery edge...
Ardmore 'Old Particular' 2000 / 16 years old 44.5%
Distilled in 2000 and filled into a refill barrel, this 16 year old Ardmore shows the unique peated Highland malt character. Savoury peat smoke is found immediately - streaky bacon, charred wood and toasted barley flavours, along with rich fresh honey and more barbequed, smoky meats. These smoky qualities are balanced by a sweet vanilla toffee f...
Arran 'Old Malt Cask' 1996 / 19 years old 50%
To date, this is the oldest Arran we have had at Whisky Galore, which includes the offical distillery bottlings (the distillery was only established in 1995).A lovely golden hue has developed during its maturation, and to taste this is typical of the distillery - soft sweet and delicately perfumed with notes of toffee, creamy custard and a touch...
Auchentoshan 'Old Particular' 2000 / 14 years old 48.4%
Distilled in late 2000, this Auchentoshan embodies the Lowland style, with crisp, fragrant and delicate floral and citrus notes and a sweet and soft palate and mouthfeel. The lingering taste is of orange pith and vanilla fudge, a typical characteristic of the triple distilled Auchentoshan.
Auchroisk 'Cadenhead' 2006 / 10 years old 46%
Founded in 1972, Auchroisk is one of Speyside's lesser known malts, with the majority of its production destined for the J&B blend. This two-cask bottling from Wm. Cadenhead is sweet with vanilla and nutty notes (popcurn, flaked almonds and walnuts), with a touch of dark chocolate and burnt sugar as well. The finish is sweet and buttery like...
Auchroisk 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1996 / 2014 46%
Originally Auchroisk Distillery was started to supply the famous J&B blend and to this day is seldom seen bottled as a single malt. This particular expression, bottled by Gordon & MacPhail, is fresh & fruity with herbal notes and a toasted malt character leading to flavours of stewed plums and citrus.
Auchroisk 'Signatory 1990 / 26 years old 57.4%
This new bottling from Signatory Vintage comes from the little-known Auchroisk distillery in Banffshire, Speyside. Rarely bottled as a single malt due to its demand for the J&B blend, this has been filled from a single refill butt that has aged for 26 years. Often creamy and buttery with notes of brittle toffee and maltyness, this is a soft ...
Aultmore 'Gordon & MacPhail' 2000 / 2014 46%
Rarely seen bottled as a single malt, the vast majority of Aultmore Distillery's production goes towards the 'Dewars' blends, which is a great shame as they produce a fine dram indeed. This expression, bottled by Gordon & MacPhail, was distilled in 2000 and matured in refill American Hogshead and refill Sherry Hogsheads before bottling in 20...
Aultmore 'Xtra Old Particular' 1990 / 25 years old 54.4%
This stupendously dark Aultmore was selected by the team at Douglas Laing & Co. from a very active sherry butt, laid down in 1990 and matured for 25 years. The nose and palate are both dense and rich, heavily influenced by the wood - rich Christmas cake fruit notes of raisins, currants and cherries, and an intense note of espresso coffee or...
Balmenach 'Gordon & MacPhail' 2006 / 2014 46%
Balmenach lies beyond Grantown-on-Spey in the Haughs of Cromdale and the distillery was one of the first to become legitimate after the Licensing Act of 1823. Sadly most of the spirit is used for blends so bottlings are rare.This particular expression has been matured in a refill Sherry Hogshead and refill Sherry Butts. This whisky is sweet and ...
Balmenach 'Old Malt Cask' 2001 / 14 years old 50%
Distilled toward the end of 2001 and matured for 14 years, this new Balmenach bottling comes from the Old Malt Cask series by Hunter Laing & Co. Bottled a refill Hogshead, this release has a wonderfully sweet and fruity start, with notes of apricots and the distinctive aroma of pineapple joined by a creamy sweet vanilla (custard) tone. The p...
Benriach 'BBR' 1996 / 18 years old #45755 46%
This is one of the very few independent bottlings of Benriach that we have had, this time coming from the talented team at Berry Brothers' and Rudd in London. Distilled at Benriach in 1996 and bottled after 18 years of maturation, it has the typical fresh, fruity (peachy) and honeyed character that the distillery is known for. A touch of peat sm...
Benriach 'Cadenhead' 1996 / 19 years old 47.1%
Cadenhead are one of the few independent bottlers who have casks of Benriach to bottle, and this new 19 year old cask-strength expression is full of the classic distillery character. A soft and fragrant nose of honey, baking apple pie and a hint of summer fruits are joined by a note of white chocolate, an aroma often found on older Benriach. The...