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We now have in the latest releases from Adelphi. As usual they are bunch of crackers. These include the whiskies featured in the Adelphi tasting during The Whisky Shop Dufftown Autumn Festival.
Unfortunately these whiskies were shipped without the usual tasting notes so where we can we have included our own (my) tasting notes. These were taken during The Whisky Shop Dufftown Autumn festival and were really only for my use never to see the light of day so they are not up to our (my) usual standard and may have been influenced by The Gang on my table at the tasting. They are included anyway.
Click on the name of each whisky to see more details.
This is a sparkling Linkwood from a refill cask which allows so much character to come through.
Unfortunately we have not been able to taste this whisky but we are assured it is a top notch bourbon cask Bladnoch.
A real sophisticated and healthy breakfast bar buffet of flavours. An exceptional Longmorn.
Do not focus on the age here. For those that have had previous young Adelphi Glenrothes you will no why. This is a full on sherry cask whisky. It has real deep chocolate notes may be even rum and raisin ice cream.
This Adelphi describe this Highland Park as being a breather on the hill with lemon drizzle cake, Red Pippin apples, creamy highland fudge and peat bogs, A little smoke to taste with lingering fresh apple skins. For me it brought to mind lemon curd tarts on the palate and ashy mint imperials on the palate. A cracking Highland Park.
Lots of barley and nuts on this Ardmore and the consensus of The Gang was also Banana Nesquick and their knowledge of such things is unquestionable.
Probably the star of the tasting at The Whisky Shop Dufftown Autumn Festival this is already fast selling out. We have Adelphi's tasting note from this one so take a look. I will just add the combined summary of The Gang which was chocolate ragu. Trust me. It's great.
By Mike Lord