Adelphi - Ardnamurchan 5y, MacLean & Bruce, 2015, 59.3%, 1333b
Drawn from 2 sister ex-Oloroso Sherry butts, this is a deep, polished chestnut colour with bright amber lights.
On the Nose: a bouquet of dark cherry liqueur chocolates with grated nutmeg, initially nose drying and eucalyptic. Rum Toft in the development with plums, peaches and oranges, becoming more savoury: a marmalade-glazed smoked ham (rested), and sweet smoked cheese notes
Palate: An oily, mouth filling texture. Starting tangy with a mid-palate of edible dried seaweed and sea salt, then roasted sweet chestnuts (slightly smoky from the fire), new hessian and autumn bonfires. Complex and ever-changing, like the weather on Ardnamurchan.
Only 1333 bottles produced.