Liddesdale Release No. 1 AD

Overall rating
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Stated Age
18 years old
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 08 06 10 3 07:50 BB
Added on
15 Jul 2010 12:00 pm

Average value

€ 130.00

15 × in wishlist

78 × member ratings

116 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Liddesdale Release No. 1 AD

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.97 points

  1. Daan Tje scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Ohh boy, ohh boy this is a lovely dram. It’s quite closed at the start but after 25 minutes in the glas and warming it a little will open it up quite nicely. Once it’s open you are treated on lush, deep and well balanced aromas and flavours. The Bunnahabhain DNA is clearly present and it has an old fashioned feel to it, On the palate it is mouth coating and mouthwatering.
    All in all a very lush and lovely sip!
    • Nose
      A rich, sweet, well balanced and complex whisky with aromas of lush sweet sherry, dark honey, vanilla, dried fruits (fig, dates, plum, apricot), old books, sweet tobacco, chocolate, caramel, earthy tones, sultanas, resin, antique polish, beeswax, orange peel, lemon oil, roasted chestnuts, red apple, pear, cherry, subtle sulphur, mocha, toffee, brown sugar, rum raisin, licorice root, linseed oil, Berries (blackberries, blueberries and dried strawberries), cinnamon, candied ginger and creamy oak.
    • Taste
      A soft, round, well balanced, rich and complex whisky with aromas of lush sweet sherry, red apple, pear, fresh figs, bitter orange marmalade, tannins, dried fruits (figs, dates, prunes, cherries, apricots), subtle sulphur, antique polish, subtle resins, beeswax, butter, butterscotch, dark caramel, bitter chocolate, rosewood, cedar wood, mocha, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, candied ginger, fatty vanilla, new leather, sweet pipe tobacco, charred oak, orange zest and creamy oak.
    • Finish
      A long and slightly drying finish with aromas of sweet sherry, dark caramel, dried fruits, sweet backing spices, subtle tannins, fudge, bitter orange marmalade, roasted chestnut, mocha, licorice root and creamy oak.

  4. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Tobacco, caramel, earthy, raisins and polish. Cherries and some liquorice. Nuts, syrup, yoghurt, mint and citrus - lemon. Very mature on the nose!
    • Taste
      Fruity - peach and exotic fruits, orange, bitter fruits and chocolate. Nutty honey, vanilla, leather, woody and a touch of smoke.
    • Finish
      Medium drying with bitter fruits, mint and orange. Later nuts and fudge.      

  5. Peter(TTMC) scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch WhiskyBottled from 5 refill European oak ex-sherry butts, the Liddesdale is the third whisky in Adelphi’s limited edition single malt range. Warm beaches, gun stock oil, burnt crystalline sugar and mince pies with brandy butter; a mouth coating sweetness drying to waxy Seville orange peel in a long finish. Named after famous landmarks on the Ardnamurchan and Morvern peninsulas, home to Adelphi’s owners, Liddesdale 18yr old Islay (Morvern) joins the award winning Laudale 12yr old Speyside (Morvern) and Fascadale 10yr old Island, now batch 2 (Ardnamurchan). LIDDESDALE, rising gently from the southern shore of Loch Sunart, Liddesdale Brae is steeped in folklore. Some speak of the “Devil’s Acre” where the old widow “sell’d her coo to the De’il”; nothing grows there. Others whisper of the “Fairie Knoll”, protected for all time by the “Deaf Shepherd” looking down from the skyline.

  7. TDMartijn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Not a standard Bunna, but a very good expression by Adelphi.
    • Nose
      Burnt sugar, nuts, dark chocolate. No peat.
    • Taste
      Raisins and nuts. Fruity as well. Nicely layered. Dark chocolate, mint.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Nice.

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The sulphur level in this one is just on the border of what I deem acceptable. Although it wears off after a while, it does push down the score a bit.
    • Nose
      Prune, cherry, mocha, raisin, toffee and orange. Some sulphur as well, translating into gherkin, nutmeg, gunpowder and fried beef. Eventually also some red apple.
    • Taste
      Prune, sulphur, cherry, mocha, chocolate, orange, pepper, nutmeg and a little peat.
    • Finish
      Mocha, cherry, nutmeg, gherkin and smoke.

  9. magic_slim scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nothing I would buy.
    • Nose
      A warming mixture of sherry and peat at first nosing. Alcoholic with notes of chestnuts, rum raisin chocolate and whiffs of sulphur.
    • Taste
      Puuuh - this is disappointing: Wishy-washy - sulphur - cough syrup - brrrr. Dry with notes of sherry and peat. After a while I am getting used to it and it tastes better now.
    • Finish
      Medium long,  dry and alcoholic - a mixture of smoke and cough drops with hints of sulphur.

  10. sUrs scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior


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