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Overall rating
83.03/100
votes
70
Category
Spirit
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Limited Release No. 04
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
02 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry
Number of bottles
5100
Strength
57.4 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5060383650730
Added on
10 Oct 2019 8:29 pm by Ed Radour
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 63.74

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Whisky Reviews for Ardnamurchan 2019 AD

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.03 points

  1. dumdi_san did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    No. of bottles: 5100 bottles
    Alc/vol: 57.4%
    Content:
    16 American oak ex Oloroso octaves unpeated Ardnamurchan (55 litre original fill)
    5 American oak ex Oloroso and PX octaves, peated Ardnamurchan (55 litre original fill)
    1 American oak ex PX hogshead, peated Ardnamurchan (250 litre original fill)
    1 American oak ex PX hogshead, unpeated Ardnamurchan (250 litre original fill)
    1 Spanish oak ex PX hogshead, peated Ardnamurchan (250 litre original fill)
    1 Spanish oak ex PX hogshead, unpeated Ardnamurchan (250 litre original fill)
    1 American oak ex Oloroso hogshead, peated Ardnamurchan (250 litre original fill)
    1 American oak ex Oloroso hogshead, unpeated Ardnamurchan (250 litre original fill)
    2 Spanish oak ex Oloroso butt, unpeated Ardnamurchan (500 litre original fill)

    2 Butts, 6 HHD’s, 21 Octaves

    Warehouse location: Ardnamurchan warehouse no. 1 lower and upper floors

    Tasting note:
    Deep copper gold with amber lights with good beading.
    Crème caramel with candied orange. Manuka honey and mango; rock salt, liquorice, maple-cured smoked bacon and extinguished peat kilns.

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    It's just spirit. With potential, but spirit.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Initially a pleasant sherry nose, but after a few moments it breaks apart and leaves only grain and silo behind. The barrel flavors are not enough to cover the New Make. With water a little more mature and maritime.
    • Taste
      72 72
      Sharp, too young. Somewhat sweet and Coastal Character is noticeable.
    • Finish
      80 80
      The best of it all. Goes fast but with a pleasant aroma combination. Unfortunately, it stuns the taste buds a little too much.

  3. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Canucks89 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Aroma: sweet sherry. Cherry. Malt. Slightly sweet salty smoke.
    Taste: Spicy. Let peat. Sweet. Sugar.
    Aftertaste: meaty peat. Sweet. Let vanilla. Salt
    Very oily.

  5. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    ***
    ????: gold,
    ????: volatile, intense but also crisp, sherry, chocolate-dry, a bit salty and windy, even a pleasant atmosphere of strong sweet fresh wine,
    ????: sweet, slightly chocolatey, even smooth but also intense, slightly astringent, oily, a little surprise for a 2yo
    ????: warm, sweet-sherry, not so short,
    *
    Very pleasant nose, tasty on the tongue, correct finish,
    Pretty cool Spirit!
    *
    ????: 4/10
    ????: 85/100

  6. Droel scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    This spirit is so, so good already....
    Tasted much more mature than expected.
    Full off flavour, mouth warming with a beautiful color.
    This bottle was emptied so so quick....

  7. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. Dominic did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Werthers real, turpentine, pecan nuts, lychee, cherry, butter croissant, bark, raisins, dates and cognac.
    • Taste
      Fisherman's friend, menthol, lime, cognac, orange and milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      Cheeky, full, greasy, woody and sweet.

  9. galg33 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Nose: Sweet and concentrated on the entry – the sherry is very pronounced here: lots of dried fruit, with the ‘regular’ suspects such as sultanas galore, dates, fig, and the occasional prune.. There’s also a youthful feeling to it, with some new-makish notes, which are well ‘hidden’ under the many layers of sweetness and fruit. While the sherry is strong with this one, there’s also a nice toffee’d / caramel notes coming, maybe a hint of salty caramel as well. A musty feeling too, with mushrooms and burnt toast, as well as some wee smoke of a sweet kind.

    Palate: Mmmm. nice stuff, with a nice alcohol bite, which requires some water to tame it down. It’s sweet and filled with sherry notes, just as the nose suggested, with more maple and golden syrup, some orchard fruit maybe, some wood char, and again a wee smoky edge, but not a lot of that, more of a smoky brewed tea, and a peppery tang getting dry.

    Finish : drying, oak, vanilla, charred wood and coal, dusty and a bit sooty with the sweet sherry tannins going a long way.
    Very nice stuff for such a young ‘un.

    Conclusion : I was not expecting much (not sure why, maybe I have had too many young spirits which were not mature enough costing too much – you can’t blame me) , but this one’s really nice for what it is. It’s not even 3 years of age, aging in the cold weather of Scotland, and it feels ready. I know there’s a lot of Octave casks games going on, purposely used to hasten the maturation process, and that has worked nicely, all in all. The sherry is also doing a nice job at ‘concealing’ the real tender age of this liquid, and although it’s not the most ‘complex’ of drams, it does have a lovely nose, and a good balance of sweet, malty, smoky and sherried notes. I am very much looking fwd to tasting the liquid aging in proper big casks in the coming years, I have a feeling we’re going to see some very good whisky coming out of this wee distillery. Good work Adelphi. very good work.

    I am impressed.

  10. rpvdwel scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

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