Whisky: Ardnamurchan Royal Mile Whiskies Single Cask
Setup by Independent bottler Adelphi, there’s been a lot of hype around Ardnamurchan from the whisky community. Personally, I’ve been excited to try their whisky ever since I got to try the new make a few years back, and what better way to start than with a single cask.
There’s an Initial hit of butter and white pepper. Followed by lemon sponge cake topped with whipped cream. No real notes of peat but there is sea air, and grass. Nose is actually very mellow.
Lots of fresh citrus mixed into in a mint julep cocktail, the peat is there l but it’s in the background. Some whipped butter with sea salt crystals, medium burn with a refined sugary sweetness. Finish is long and warming.
Nose (with water)
Woodiness appears on the nose, but it is still very mellow. Some zingy sherbet and shortbread notes appear.
Palate (with water)
brings salted cod and hot smoked kippers, served with fresh rocket in a citrus vinaigrette. The long finish remains.
Ardnamurchan shines brightly with this bourbon cask, integrating coastal, salt and citrus into an incredibly well balanced dram. I’m excited to see what the spirit will taste like after 10-15 years in the cask.
- 10 - Perfection. A whisky that we’ll remember forever.
- 9 - Amazing. We’d pay through the nose for a bottle.
- 8 - Great. Pick this up at RRP.
- 7 - Good. Happy to have a dram or two but wouldn’t buy a bottle.
- 6 - Passable. Would accept a dram, but wouldn’t seek it out.
- 5 - Poor. Would drink if it was the only option.
- 4 - Bad. Maybe it can be saved by ginger beer?
- 3 - Awful. It can't be saved by ginger beer.
- 2 - Pour it out
- 1 - We’ve never tried a whisky rated this low and hopefully never will.
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