Scotch Single Malts — Adelphi
Adelphi 'Breath of Speyside' 2006 / 11 years old 58.4%
Distilled in 2007 at an undisclosed distillery in the Spey valley, this is the latest release under Adelphi's highly regarded 'Breath of Speyside' series. Selected from a single first-fill sherry butt, this is everything we have come to expect from the previous releases - a big old sherry-bomb. A floral top note is found on the nose (like a Scot...
Adelphi 'Breath of The Isles' 2007 / 11 years old Batch 2 58.7%
This second batch of Adelphi's secret Breath of the Isles series has arrived, selected from 2 ex-sherry hogshead casks and bottled at a natural strength of 58.7%. An inviting flavour of runny honey on hot buttered toast builds to werthers originals butterscotch candy, chocolate ecclairs, and dried heather blossom (a strong hint to the origins of...
Adelphi 'The E & K' Fusion Whisky 57.8%
Adelphi's E&K is the spiritual successor to their previous Scottish-Indian fusion whisky, The Kincardine. Produced from a marraige of two famed single malts from Scotland, Ardmore and Glenrothes, and 2 casks from the Amrut distillery in Bangalore, India. The nose is immediately Amrut influenced, with tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, papaya...
Ardbeg 'Adelphi' 2004 / 14 years old #700171 60.7%
An exceptionally rare sight as an independent bottling, it is with great excitement we share this new Ardbeg, selected by Adelphi. Chosen from a single American-oak ex-bourbon barrel that was filled in 2004 and bottled at 14 years of age. An Islay hospital on the nose, with antiseptic, bandages and elastoplast all soaked in TCP, moving to fresh ...
Aultmore 'Adelphi' 2000 / 18 years old #571/573 55%
This new release from Adelphi comes from a combination of just two sherry Hogshead casks that were filled at the Aultmore distillery in 2000. A rich flavour of roasted coconut leads, with Macaroon bars (chocolate covered coconut), cocoa powder and sesame seeds leading to a big, rich and spicy finish of ground black pepper.
Ben Nevis 'Adelphi' 1996 / 22 years old #980 55%
A much-loved distillery by fans of the old Highland style, this new Adelphi bottling from the Ben Nevis distillery was drawn from a refill American-oak ex-bourbon hoggie. A very old-fashioned style of whisky, it starts with a note of minty confectioneries (Trebor Extra Strong, according to Adelphi) and a foosty dunnage warehouse aroma, like thou...
Benrinnes 'Adelphi' 1984 / 33 years old 57.3%
Drawn from an ex-sherry butt that was filled in 1984, this 33 year old single cask whisky hails from the Benrinnes distillery in Speyside. The aroma is described by Adelphi as being vibrant, with treacle toffee, dark chocolate coated coffee beans dusted in powdered cocoa. A typical fruityness follows, fresh and dried dates and a herbaceous (ment...
Bunnahabhain 'Adelphi' 2009 / 10 years old #90021 58.8%
This exceptional dark, ruby-coloured Bunnahabhain was matured in a first-fill sherry cask made from European oak, and it exemplifies the big, rich distillery style. The nose is big and striking, with lashings of nose-drying oak, molasses and Oxo cubes (beef stock), and further hearty notes of meat pie.A typical burnt toffee flavour develops, wit...
Glen Moray 'Adelphi' 1995 / 22 years old 53.2%
Distilled at the Glen Moray distillery in 1995, this new bottling from Adelphi was chosen from a single American oak refill sherry hogshead. Initially closed, the nose opens with an explosion of exotic aromas - Medjool dates, Turkish delights, spices and dried fruit. The palate has a cloying character, with Szechuan pepper, cinnamon and flavours...
Ledaig 'Adelphi' 2007 / 11 years old #800002 61.6%
A sister cask to a previous release, this new peated Tobermory (known as Ledaig) was bottled from a single refill ex-sherry hogshead. A very distinctive and maritime start, with notes of dry, beachside seaweed, barnacles and the smell of the pier at Tobermory, it builds to a sweet white chocolate and kippery flavour. A charred, smoked kipper not...
Mortlach 'Adelphi' 1993 / 25 years old 56%
Amongst Adelphi's most highly regarded selections are from the Mortlach distillery, and this new release is widely regarded as one of their finest. From a refill ex-sherry butt, it is complex and deep - full of alcohol soaked fruit aromas (old-fashioned Christmas cake), aged balsamic vinegar glaze and a rich caramel. A note of struck match and p...