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Whisky Reviews for Ardnamurchan 2016 AD
19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.19 points
- This is one with a big future I think , had e few samples of whisky's an d I just compare them a lot , when I open this one the smell of the sweetness caramel , flowers is just amazing for just a spirit , wonderful . Cant wait for more the next years!
It is going to be a while before we get a single malt from this Highland distillery, but like many new players, they also released some of their spirit. On the one hand it enables us to sample something from Ardnamurchan already, on the other hand it provides them with much needed funds. This Limited Release No 1, spirit from 2015 bottled in 2016, is sherry matured. Both oloroso and PX casks were used.
The nose shows those were very active casks indeed. It is very sweet, aromatic and round and at first reminds me a bit of Madeira. Lots of honey, some candle wax, lovely woodsmoke and even a bit of salt in the back. After a few moments, it turns quite fruity. Berries, peach, pears. Some nuts and caramel shine through. And in the back, albeit quite subtle, is a fantastic trace of peat.
The influence of the casks is also unmistakable on the palate. But it has to be said: you first get an uppercut from both woody spices and the peat. Your mouth will be aflame. And then the soothing sherry notes kick in. Surprisingly salty, though. But impressively complex for such a young spirit. This is going in the right direction!
The medium long finish, which shows great balance between sweet, salt, smoke and bitterness, leaves the mouth parched at the death.
Impressive, I must say. Adelphi clearly invested in very good casks. Fill those up with good spirit and you’ll soon be rewarded with a great whisky.
- For a one-year spirit a very nice flavor cargo, but more of the barrel selection should be owed.
extremely sweet in the nose, reminiscent of Madeira. Maritime smoke, slightly salty, slightly oily. Spicy honey, pine needles and some resin. The alcohol is there and something tingles in the nose, but the spirit is extremely charged by the barrels.
Young, the metallic note is there, but is also covered here by the intense barrel influences. The sherry has given him sugary sweetness, plus herbal salt and a little bit of engine oil. The smoke is dry and herbal-bitter.
medium long, like an oil film in the neck.
- The more I try it, the more enthusiastic I am.
A honey note dominates the first nose, combined with maritime bacon, vanilla and some damp forest soil. A wonderful smoker comes up and gently lays over everything. Very spicy and complex, a bit of juniper and clove and just impressive for a one-year spirit. The selection of kegs is fantastic and will make your nosing even easier.
After some time, the earthy, fencing forest notes come out more clearly, paired with a sweet, fresh fruit ... pear, ginger and apple. And above all delicious smoked ham!
Narurlich shows in the mouth, the youth, but what damn good barrels are that? A sweet, complex sherry fullness, the alcohol wonderfully integrated and not a bit spicy. Salinity, pleasant smoke, resinous wood, honey and a bit of oak bitterness fill the mouth.
The finish is rather middle and dry. A warm, smoky feeling remains.
Very nicely done!
- To be a newbie, really good and balanced! Compliments.
Weird winey (madeira ?), sweet, rubber/sulphury, gummybears, 77 more smoke later on 79
Sherry winey, smokey, sulphur, some berries, 84
More smoke, cardboard, painted on sherry. 81