49,3% || Glen Elgin Distillery
An Adelphi indie bottling of Glen Elgin, aged in a single cask for 20 years! It was distilled in 1995 and bottled at cask strength in 2016, with an outturn of 255 bottles.
Nose: Peppery rye, pink lemonade, sponge cake and mango.
Palate: Golden syrup, greengages, poached pear and cumin.
Finish: Soft citrus peels and buttery malt.
46% || The Character of Islay Whisky Company
From The Character of Islay Whisky Company comes a mysterious Islay single malt that goes by the name Aerolite Lyndsay. The peaty whisky has been sourced from an undisclosed distillery on the island, though we have been told that the liquid was aged for 10 years in a mixture of bourbon barrels and Spanish oak sherry quarter casks, which sounds thoroughly delicious. It’s bottled without any additional colouring, or any of that chill-filtration, too.
Nose: Lots of maritime peat, with notes of iodine intertwined with honey sweetness, paprika, salted caramel and old bookshelves.
Palate: Smoke returns alongside mint dark chocolate, espresso and new leather, with honey and soy sauce mixed together.
Finish: Boiled mint sweeties, liquorice allsorts, bonfire smoke and toffee penny, with a pinch of salt.
58,7% || Ardnamurchan Distillery
A limited-edition cask strength single malt from Ardnamurchan, AD/02.22 is a combination of peated and unpeated whisky, matured in both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks until September 2022. The palate offers notes of oyster shells, campfire smoke, waxy lemons, honeycomb, strawberries, black pepper and sea salt that linger in the finish.
46,8% || Ardnamurchan Distillery
A fruity, sweet single malt from Ardnamurchan distillery, AD/ was made with a combination of peated and un-peated malt and matured in both ex-bourbon casks and ex-sherry casks. Aromas of toasted marshmallows, pebble beaches, orange oil and popcorn fill the nose, complemented by notes of melted chocolate, marshmallow, lime cordial, sea salt, bitter orange, dark chocolate and salted popcorn throughout the palate.
46% || Wolfburn Distillery
A late 2016 release from the Wolfburn distillery, matured in a combination of casks – 40% of this whisky was aged in second-fill quarter casks, 40% in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels and 20% in first-fill Oloroso Sherry hogsheads. An exciting release from the distillery.
Nose: Almonds and pecans, with a wave of sweet, sticky Sherry notes.
Palate: Raisins, currants, more mixed nuts and fresh barley.
Finish: Lingering Sherried spice on the finish.
50,4% || That Boutique-y Whisky Company
A fine sip from Cotswolds Distillery, they’ve been producing outstanding natural spirits since 2014. This is a balanced whisky carrying a real depth of flavour from time spent in the finest oak casks and was made using locally sourced and hand turned Cotswolds barley. Have you ever been to this lovely part of the world? It’s ever so quaint, as depicted on our label artwork. You’ll always receive a friendly welcome whenever you visit and… hang on, what’s that poking out from underneath the bushes? You’ll do well to remember that every village has its secrets.
Nose: Sweet and rich on the nose – there’s caramelised almonds, sweet pineapple, cherries, a hint of vanilla too.
Taste: The sweetness continues, but citrus-y warmth interjects – there’s lemon, orange and grapefruit.
Finish: Quite a leafy,, fresh finish with green grapes, freshly cut grass and a dash of lemon.
47,8 % || Darkness Whiskey Company
Darkness takes a modern and fresh approach to the development of outstanding Scotch whisky, committing itself to igniting the world of Scotch whisky with a vibrant experience of flavour, unrestrained in its expression.
Darkness 8 Year Old has been matured for eight years, originally aged in bourbon cask and crafted with singular distillation processes, then placed in specially coopered sherry casks, left to draw in the unique expression of the sherry influence.
49,9% || That Boutique-y Whisky Company
An independently bottled 11-month-old rye made by Colorado’s Distillery 291 and bottled by That Boutique-y Rye Company. Distillery 291’s spirits benefit from the uniquely Coloradan proprietary process the brand employs, called the El Paso County Process, which takes the stillage of IPA beer and adds it to the mash. The whisky may be bold and innovative, but the label is more demure and ominous (save for that charming little Aspen tree on the left). Accompanying the 1920’s theme are gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz, American artist Man Ray and the looming spectre of Michael Myers – and we don’t mean the funny one.
Batch 1 is a release of 496 bottles.
‘That Boutique-y Whisky Company’ bottles single malts, single grains and bourbons from a variety of renowned distilleries as well as producing award-winning blended malts and blends. These whiskies are adorned with cultish graphic novel-style labels.
Nose: Maple syrup, vanilla custard and salted popcorn combine with dried fruits, orange peel and fiery flickers of cinnamon and clove spice.
Palate: There’s sweet liquorice, dried apricots and spiced apple chutney among fresh vanilla pod, drying winter spice and more maple syrup on pancakes.
Finish: Through a lingering rye spice note, there’s sponge cake and honey.
Overall: Top quality stuff from Distillery 291.
50% || That Boutique-y Whisky Company
A supremely tasty rye whiskey aged in a bourbon cask with an ale finish. After the Pepper family closed the distillery back in the 1950s, Amir Peay brought the brand back to life in 2008 and since has revived the distillery in the original buildings.
Set in an old school soda float shop, smartly dressed distillery owner Amir is having his order taken. Against a backdrop of all kinds of sweet treats, he chooses from three barrel shaped soda fountains and for this time, he goes for an ale.
Nose: Subtle sweet notes of buttery pastry, flaked almonds and cola cubes.
Palate: A mix of soft, caramel notes with interjections of orange spices.
Finish: A malty finish with peppery bursts.
58% || Wolfburn Distillery
Another ace whisky from the Wolfburn distillery way up in the north of Scotland. Langskip is matured exclusively in first-fill bourbon casks and is bottled at a generous 58% ABV, making it a particularly powerfully flavoursome dram. Impressive as ever from Wolfburn.
Nose: Demerara sugar, gingerbread, floral malt, white pepper and sugared almonds
Palate: Dried fruit begins to take control on the palate – think sultana and apricot. Still enjoyably nutty with walnut and macadamia. A good helping of nutmeg and stem ginger gives it some heat.
Finish: Last toffee apple sweetness and black pepper.
46% || MacLeans Nose Whisky Blend
This impressive blended Scotch whisky is brought to us by Adelphi, celebrating Charles Maclean, whisky expert, mentor, and Adelphi’s official Chief Nose. Created under his guidance and giving a nod to the landmark on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, nearby to the Ardnamurchan distillery, this blend consists of 70% malt, with a high proportion drawn from sherry casks. Designed to showcase a classic west coast character, it’s brimming with salted citrus, praline, and oily smoke.
Nose: Flamed orange peel, salted lemons, and charred driftwood, with stone fruits, sawdust, and a touch of smoky tar.
Palate: Creamy notes of macadamia nuts, Caramac, and rice pudding with a burnt top. Zesty citrus follows, with floral malt and earthy smoke.
Finish: Oily tar and smoky ash join toasted hazelnuts and creamy praline.
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46% || Zuidam Distillery
Millstone 92Rye Whisky is distilled from 100% rye in small copper pot stills. the new spirit is aged for a minimum of 36 months on new American Oak barrels. The nose has rich notes of citrus fruit and spices with delicate tones of honey combined with vanilla and oak. The taste is rich fruity honey sweetness and delicate spicy notes and a long peppery vanilla and oak finish.
2018 – Silver Medal – Wizards of Whisky Awards
2018 – Grain Dutch no Age Whisky Winner – World Whisky Awards
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46% || Wolfburn Distillery
A late 2017 addition to Wolfburn’s core range, Morven is a lightly peated single malt from the northernmost distillery in mainland Scotland. This expression rounds out the distillery’s range well (which also features their signature Northland Single Malt and the handsomely Sherried Aurora Single Malt) and shows that the relatively new distillery has plenty to offer already.
Nose: Fresh notes of juicy apple and white grape are deliciously juxtaposed with earthy, mineral-y peat.
Palate: Nutty malt pairs well with soft smoke, joined by peppered oak and caramelised fruit developing later on.
Finish: Sweet hints of shortbread and ginger stick around on the finish.
46% || Wolfburn Distillery
Becoming Scotland’s northernmost mainland whisky producing distillery when it released its first single malt in March 2016, Wolfburn is built just 350m away from the ruins of the 19th century distillery from which it takes its name. With long fermentation, slow manual distillation and maturation taking place at least partly in quarter casks that previously held peated whisky from Islay, this is a release we’ve eagerly anticipated!
Nose: Orchard fruits, apple pie, a fresh maltiness, almonds, magnolia and a suggestion of smoke
Palate: Honey Nut Clusters breakfast cereal, sweet spices, chocolate croissant, more honey towards the end, and a subtle earthy peatiness.
Finish: Long and fresh, with even more rich honey notes
Overall: A deliciously complex single malt from one of Scotland’s newer distilleries – they are hitting it out of the park!
52,9% || That Boutique-y Whisky Company
We continue our globe-trotting adventure of bottling whiskies from countries other than “the Scotland” with an Indian single malt whisky produced by John Distilleries! The company was founded back in 1992, who would soon set up a traditional pot-still distillery in Goa with the intention to make single malt whisky. India is, y’know, a little bit warmer than Scotland, and as such, the Angels’ Share (the rate of evaporation of whisky from the cask its maturing in) is quite a bit higher. The label of our Paul John shows the Angels getting their fair share – save some for us!
Nose: Smoky peat, caramel and a hint of sea salt.
Palate: Chocolate ice-cream (with dark chocolate chips), joined by another waft of peaty embers.
Finish: Red berries topped with brown sugar. A crack of black pepper for good measure.
46,4% || That Boutique-y Whisky Company
We’ve bottled a quartet of expression from Virginia’s Reservoir Distillery – this particular edition is a blend of the three single grain spirits that they produce (Corn, Rye and Wheat), resulting in an absolutely brilliant bourbon! The distillery’s founders, Jay and David, look mightily pleased with it on the label…
Nose: Oak char and milk chocolate emerge first, before notes of black peppercorns, buttery corn and thick caramel develop.
Palate: Hot clove cuts through vanilla, toffee sauce and raspberry in a dark and sweet palate.
Finish: A touch of woodsmoke remains.
47,5% || That Boutique Y Whisky Company
We’ve bottled a quartet of expression from Virginia’s Reservoir Distillery – this particular edition is made using 100% Rye. Along with the other grains (Corn and Wheat), they combine together like some sort of delicious Megazord to create the Reservoir Bourbon that we also bottled. The distillery’s founders, Jay and David, look mightily pleased with it on the label…
Nose: A note of dried grass and salted caramel lead alongside sweet cereal grain, with lots of dry rye spice underneath.
Palate: Earthy oak spice develops slowly among plenty of chewy rye grain and helpings of milk chocolate and vanilla.
Finish: The finish is long and warming with a heavy malt influence.
52,5% || That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Bavarian single malt here from the Slyrs distillery! The label shows a joyous scene in a beer hall from the Oktoberfest, complete with a big ol’ boat on which a band plays to the crowd! The Slyrs Head Distiller Hans is chatting to one of the punters in the massive crowd. “Bist du der Whisky-Mixer?”
Nose: Apple slices dipped in honey, freshly cut grass, a few hints of peach.
Palate: Sticky caramel, peppery barley, chocolate digestives and lemongrass.
Finish: Gingerbread and caramel, plus a hint of apple.
55% || That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Back in 1982, Time Magazine did a very dangerous thing – they crowned a Machine of the Year rather than a Person of the Year. The ‘Computer’ was named Machine of the Year. This is an outrage because 1) it’s practically inviting robots to take over the world, and 2) the Machine of the Year 1982 should obviously have been Jörg Rupf’s still, with which he started St. George Spirits in California, USA! We’ve gone and bottled a rye from these American craft distilling pioneers..
Nose: Spiced apple crumble, with a dusting of brown sugar and cinnamon on top.
Palate: Fruit-filled pastries, more cinnamon and a hint of menthol.
Finish: Red berries, strawberry jam and a kick of black pepper.
41,6 % || That Boutique-y Whisky Company
That Boutique-Y’s first non-limited edition bottling, that can be enjoyed all year round!
World Whisky Blend has been designed with the world in mind. A harmonious blend of whiskies from across the breadth of planet earth, to achieve a truly global flavour.
While beautiful neat, this blend has been designed to be mixed seven different ways, to celebrate the way the WORLD really drinks whisky.
The blend includes whiskies from: Scotland, Canada, Ireland, Sweden, USA, Switzerland, Netherlands, Taiwan, India, Italy, Germany (Bavaria), France, Japan and Finland.
46,1% || Woven
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46,6% || Woven
Epic blended Whisky