- Whiskybase ID
- 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
19 × in wishlist
80 × member ratings
116 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Liddesdale Release No. 1 AD
17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.97 points
- 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!
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.
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.
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.
- Blind tasting.
Tobacco, caramel, earthy, raisins and polish. Cherries and some liquorice. Nuts, syrup, yoghurt, mint and citrus - lemon. Very mature on the nose!
Fruity - peach and exotic fruits, orange, bitter fruits and chocolate. Nutty honey, vanilla, leather, woody and a touch of smoke.
Medium drying with bitter fruits, mint and orange. Later nuts and fudge.
- 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.
- Not a standard Bunna, but a very good expression by Adelphi.
Burnt sugar, nuts, dark chocolate. No peat.
Raisins and nuts. Fruity as well. Nicely layered. Dark chocolate, mint.
Medium long. Nice.
- 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.
Prune, cherry, mocha, raisin, toffee and orange. Some sulphur as well, translating into gherkin, nutmeg, gunpowder and fried beef. Eventually also some red apple.
Prune, sulphur, cherry, mocha, chocolate, orange, pepper, nutmeg and a little peat.
Mocha, cherry, nutmeg, gherkin and smoke.
- Nothing I would buy.
A warming mixture of sherry and peat at first nosing. Alcoholic with notes of chestnuts, rum raisin chocolate and whiffs of sulphur.
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.
Medium long, dry and alcoholic - a mixture of smoke and cough drops with hints of sulphur.