Ardnamurchan Spirit 2016/AD AdelphiRegular price $252.00
The first release from Adelphi's Ardnamurchan distillery. The spirit 2016 is a combination of peated and unpeated spirit, this was matured for the final three months in Pedro Ximnez sherry butts. The bottle is marked with a series of notes: Concerto Barley, Broomhall Farm, Glenmore Spring, Long Fermentation, Slow Distillation, Oloroso PX . It has been labelled as a 'spirit' instead of 'whisky' as the first release is merely 18 months young. Nose: The nose is filled with notes of apple, sweet raisins and lightly herbaceous, there are remnants of dry grass and soil and it is rather quite earthy. Over time, the nose also offers a touch of cinnamon, complementing its herbaceous and earthy notes.Palate: The palate is soft, tannic with loads of berries, citrus and is quite sweet and fruity. The citrus continues with hints of orange peel, lemon meringue before being topped by a light layering of peat smoke and remnants of clove spice.Finish: The finish is medium to long, soft and tannic and there is a bit of heat on the finish.