Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
05 years old
2 x Oloroso Sherry Butts
332 + 333
Number of bottles
59.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
In partnership with MacLean & Bruce
Added on
15 Dec 2020 5:33 pm by LastDram
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 314.36

46 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

212 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardnamurchan 2015 AD

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.14 points

  1. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    official description:

    "MacLean & Bruce" bottling of Ardnamurchan whisky

    The first independent bottling of Ardnamurchan Single Malt Scotch whisky, selected and bottled in association with Charles MacLean of "MacLean & Bruce". Huge thanks to Adelphi & Ardnamurchan for allowing us this tremendous privilege.

    Adelphi Limited Ardnamurchan 2015, 59.3% vol.

    £85.00 - 1333 bottles

    5 year old Single Malt Whisky from cask nos. 332 and 333

    Drawn from 2 sister ex-Oloroso Sherry butts, this is a deep, polished chestnut colour with bright amber lights.

    On the nose, a bouquet of dark cherry liqueur chocolates with grated nutmeg, initially nose drying and eucalyptic. Rum Toft in the development with plums, peaches and oranges, becoming more savoury: a marmalade-glazed smoked ham (rested), and sweet smoked cheese notes.

    An oily, mouth filling texture, starting tangy with a mid-palate of edible dried seaweed and sea salt, then roasted sweet chestnuts (slightly smoky from the fire), new hessian and autumn bonfires. Complex and ever-changing, like the weather on Ardnamurchan.

  2. OJK scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Invitingly rich sherry notes mixed with citrus peat on the nose. Very smooth and enveloping on the palate, with a beautiful integration and balance between the chocolate, orange oil, mocha, peat and lemon cake. Impressive elegance for such a young whisky.

  3. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. geriud scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    Spicy and powerful
    • Nose
      87 87
      Nutty, spicy, new wood, nutmeg, little cinnamon, forrest fruits and berries, little vinous notes, hints of acacia honey, whifs of rubber
    • Taste
      86 86
      Punchy, spicy, subtle sweetness, more nutty, more vinous notes, more rubber, cinnamon, sherry wood, raisins
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long, warm, spicy

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Peaty with nutty sherry, orange, tobacco, dark fruits, well balanced, not overtly complex, very nice

  7. Soderberg scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87


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