Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Stated Age
21 years old
American Oak Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 Sep 2016 5:08 pm by Aetius

Average value

€ 134.03

5 × in wishlist

49 × member ratings

54 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Liddesdale Release No. 10 AD

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.57 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    Would never have picked this out as an Islay dram.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Lemon peel, some spice, rather earthy and a little herbal.
      Light neutral smoke.
    • Taste
      84 84
      A bit thin on arrival, but fresh and juicy.
      Sweeter than the nose with some spice building up midway.
      Grassy and a little herbal tea.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium lenght without too much happening.

  2. Daan Tje scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    1990.......2016 and 21y old ?
    Tell me!

  3. el Gato scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Blind sample. Did not pick up on The peaty side. A good dram. My guess was highlands here
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fresh fruits. Ginger. Clementines. Rosemary. A tad floral. Pear juice. Redcurrants.
    • Taste
      88 88
      S; grape juice. Apples. Grapefruit, pepper, minty, peaches, gooseberries.
    • Finish
      87 87
      F; long, fresh, bitterness, fruits and spices linger. Malty.

  4. Ketilskau scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Extremely well balanced. Lots of fruits, maltiness and a long long delicious finish. A very elegant and well made whisky.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
      Fruits, maltiness, complex....very well balanced
    • Finish
      91 91
      Loooong, dry and delicious

  5. MattDoobie scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Deep gold in colour with medium slow legs, this was reviewed in a Glencairn glass after resting for 30 minutes.

    Burst of warm honey backed by cacao powder, basket of fresh berries, peaches and Swedish berries. Bubblegum, the kind that came in a chewing tobacco imitation tin. Candied lemons and wine gums. The short of it is that this smells like walking into a candy store, complete with nostalgia trip. 22/25

    Honey and a variety of nuts, I feel a little salt of the side of my tongue. Where’s my candy? The oak is a constant here, more so than in the younger Bunnahabhains I’ve reviewed lately. Pudding chômeur, vanilla custard. It’s a lot harder to extract the specifics here than it was on the nose, it’s a little dirty, all muddled together. It’s a gorgeous sipper still, a true Bunna but I wish it was a little more spirit forward. 20/25

    Medium in length, while it last I was salivating like crazy from the honey taste on the side of my tongue, I found it to be slightly drying on top of the tongue too. I’m left with the sensation that I ate some nuts on top of my tongue. 21/25

    *water hurt the nose and helped the palate. The arrival on the palate is quite stunning with it, super sweet and mouth coating.

    Value and presentation
    The packaging is very charming in an unassuming way, it looks like a bottle that believes in the quality of the liquid it contains. It’s presented at 46% abv without colouring and is un-chillfiltered. In other words, it’s well done. The value is great as well, this was 184$ CAD. How many 21 year old malts out there with this quality and presentation? There are a few but not many. Top marks here. 25/25

    Total score

  6. Rien scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. ahroeen scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    What a well-balanced beauty! So much going on. Tangerines, strawberries, spices, black pepper, chocolate. The body is somewhat thin due to low abv, but the finish just keeps developing into new flavours.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. fileosoph scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Punchy, malty, honey - pretty good


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