Ardnamurchan AD/10.21:06 46.8% NV
€ 45,98 (in Vat)
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Cask Type||65% Bourbon Casks / 35% Sherry Casks|
|Condition||In Orginal Box|
Ardnamurchan AD/10.21:06 - Exploring the Essence of Independent Whisky
Ardnamurchan AD/10.21:06 is a captivating whisky that embodies the spirit of independent bottler Adelphi and showcases the unique character of the Ardnamurchan distillery. Bottled in 2021 at a robust 46.8% ABV, this expression is a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship and dedication to quality that Adelphi is renowned for. With its maturation in a carefully selected combination of Bourbon and Sherry casks, Ardnamurchan AD/10.21:06 offers a complex and harmonious flavor profile that captivates whisky enthusiasts. Let's delve into the intriguing qualities of this expression and discover the essence of independent whisky.
Ardnamurchan and Adelphi: A Perfect Partnership
Ardnamurchan Distillery, nestled on the picturesque Ardnamurchan Peninsula, is a relatively young distillery known for its commitment to traditional distillation methods and its dedication to crafting exceptional spirits. Owned by independent bottler Adelphi, Ardnamurchan benefits from the expertise and passion for whisky that Adelphi brings to the table. This collaboration ensures that each Ardnamurchan release, including AD/10.21:06, is a testament to the distillery's commitment to quality and innovation.
The Intricacies of Maturation
The maturation process of Ardnamurchan AD/10.21:06 is a blend of art and science. The whisky spends its formative years in a combination of 65% Bourbon casks and 35% Sherry casks. The influence of these distinct cask types imparts a remarkable depth and complexity to the final product.
The Bourbon casks contribute to the whisky's character by infusing it with notes of vanilla, honey, and gentle oak spice. These flavors create a solid foundation that complements the spirit's inherent qualities, showcasing the Ardnamurchan distillery's distinctive style.
The Sherry casks, on the other hand, bring a rich tapestry of flavors to the whisky. With their dried fruit, dark chocolate, and warm spice notes, the Sherry casks add a layer of elegance and complexity. This interplay between Bourbon and Sherry casks creates a harmonious balance, allowing each component to shine while blending seamlessly together.
Tasting the Essence of Ardnamurchan
Ardnamurchan AD/10.21:06 delights the senses from the first encounter. The nose offers a symphony of aromas, with hints of ripe orchard fruits, toasted almonds, and a subtle smokiness. These initial impressions set the stage for a captivating tasting experience.
On the palate, the whisky unveils layers of flavors. The sweetness of honeyed malt is complemented by notes of juicy red berries, dark chocolate, and a touch of coastal saltiness. The interplay between the Bourbon and Sherry casks adds depth and complexity, providing a multifaceted journey for the taste buds.
The finish is long and satisfying, with a gentle warmth and lingering flavors of dried fruits, oak spices, and a whisper of smoke. It's a fitting conclusion to a whisky that showcases the craftsmanship and attention to detail that both Ardnamurchan and Adelphi are renowned for.
Ardnamurchan AD/10.21:06 is a testament to the art of independent whisky production. With its meticulous cask selection, complex flavor profile, and the passion of both Ardnamurchan Distillery and Adelphi, it represents the best of what independent bottlers have to offer. This expression invites whisky enthusiasts to embark on a sensory journey, exploring the essence of Ardnamurchan
Serge Valentin (87)
Colour: straw. Nose: love fat noses. Oils, doughs, citrus liqueurs, then grist and flours and a wee pack of wine gums. I would say it's sharing some traits with that rather famous new Irish Distillery that starts with 'W'. Mouth: excellent despite the youth that keeps showing (Alsatian pear liqueur, liqueur de poire williams). The oak's a tad loud too but it's rather on pepper and cinnamon than on sawdust. Then pomegranate and cranberry syrups, Szechuan pepper, perhaps a little agave syrup. Finish: long and rather on peach syrup this time, as far as fruits are concerned. Or puréed peaches, just add some champagne to this AD/10.21:06 (gee) and we'll have come up with a first-class Bellini. No, not prosecco, thank you. Comments: I think it is pretty fruitier than 2021's AD/07.21:05. Whatever, we'll soon need a bespoke app for anything Ardnamurchan.