Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Stated Age
22 years old
American Barrel
Number of bottles
55.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 may 2009 9:13 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 261.98

8 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Breath of the Highlands 1985 AD

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.26 points.

  1. MarcinCh scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Lots of fresh fruit. Sweet coconut. Some spices. Sweet. Flowers, but quite sweet and intense. Citrus.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet. A distinct coconut. Added to this is some fresh fruit. Citrus. Spices. There is a certain spiciness. Ginger. It is not very oily. The next time there is a little oak, but quite sweet.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Sweetness. Coconut. Some fruit, but more ripe. More towards the peaches. Some oak has appeared. Later, citrus comes in. Quite a long time. After the second sip, maybe even a long finish.

  2. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet, fruity, woody - vanilla.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Bitter - sweet - oaky, peppery tingling, slightly red-fruity
      with some cocoa and coffee.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Delicately fruity, woody tart, hardly sweet and something
      Cigar box.

  3. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      initially with slightly woody and herbaceous notes, light fruit and hints of vanilla.
      * with a little water it appears more aromatic and fruity, the vanilla note strengthens a little, overall it makes a coherent and pleasant first impression.
    • Taste
      85 85
      with a light start, somewhat tingly and burning, spicy trace, light oak notes. A touch of barrel and coffee, sweet and tart, spicy.
      * with a little water: soft and aromatic, sweet-tart-sweet, slightly fruity and spicy, wood notes, hint of barrel / coffee.
    • Finish
      84 84
      slightly bitter and astringent with delicate bitter oak notes and slightly drying.
      * with a little water:
      slightly tart, delicate oak notes, hints of fruity and soft fades.

  4. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 159 bottles from cask 1066

    We are sworn to secrecy about which distillery this has come from, but it is a classic Highland, and has spent 22 years in an American barrel, giving it a pale polished mahogany colour, and large, pearl-like beads. As you would expect from American oak there are traces of coconut (’creamy coconut fudge’), and some planed oakwood; a waft of hair lacquer, and a fruity complex which included nectarines or cherries. With water, the wood-notes become more herbal/spicy – Garam Massala, allspice, white pepper – and also a ‘herbal shampoo’ scent. Later an intriguing scent of ‘fermenting fruit salad’ . The taste is reminiscent of tablet, with some coconut or whin flowers; dry overall, but not tannic; a long finish with chocolate in the aftertaste. It changes all the time and rewards study!


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