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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Monday, 4 June 2012

7 WHISKIES BOTTLED BY ADELPHI - PART I

Time for a 7-part Adelphi spree - Adelphi -as we all probably all know- is logistically run out of Charletown, Fife though others may know the their HQ to be Glenborrodale Castle in Ardnamurchan, Argyll on the Scottish west coast.

The faces we should know from Adelphi are the very nice Sales and Marketing Director Alex Bruce and his charming sister Antonia. There are, of course, alot more going on behind the scenes, though - but you can read more about that by following the link below the Adelphi Dancey man logo.

Well, now that I've said Ardnamurchan, I'd be rude not to mention Adelphi's distillery plans to go ahead there... It should be up and running in the Autumn of 2013 - and it is certainly on my to-visit-list.

It's going to be the most westernly mainland distillery when finished. For comparison - the Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull will be its closest neighbour with just 5 miles across to Ardnamurchan.

Adelphi's Dancey Man
More info on this high quality small bottler and soon distillery operator here
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Right, let's get down to this 7 part bonanza! :-) First up is one of my favorite distilleries:

Clynelish 1997 14yo 57,2% from ex-bourbon hogshead#4721, 201 bottles, Adelphi

Nose:
Light golden in clour this is a fruity little number, hints of citrus, maybe some avocado skins and oaky vanillas

Taste:
Ahh, indeed fruity, especially with a couple of drops of water, which really opens this one up. Not your usual waxy Clynelish, but a more coastal version with what tastes a bit like some salt/seaspray, some creamy note of peach maybe? A medium finish with a slightly drying peppery note.

87/100!

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