Located on the most westerly point of the British mainland sits the Ardnamurchan Distillery. Probably one of the most sustainable distilleries in the United Kingdom if not the world, plenty of thought has been given to the environment before designing and developing this distillery.
There’s a local hydro-electric generator that provides the cooling water and local forest wood chips that are used to heat the hot water for mashing. The draft left behind after the mash is used to feed local cattle and the pot ale is used for fertilising local fields.
Owned and operated by Adelphi the distillery it boasts 2 stills and 7 wash backs. The owners of the distillery are also a very well know quality independent bottler.
This is the fourth release from the Ardnamurchan distillery, it’s a malt spirit aged in two butts, six hogsheads and 21 octaves, made from both American and Spanish oak and having previously held either Oloroso or Pedro Ximenez sherry. It’s not old enough to called a whisky yet. This spirit will give give you a glimpse into what the future holds for their whisky once it’s been matured for long enough!
Branded with ‘AD’, marking both the name of the distillery and standing for “Anno Domini”. The slate grey bottle reflects the volcanic past of the Ardnamurchan peninsula and hydrometer shaped window highlights the colour of the spirit.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: Orange sponge cake, creamed honey and tropical fruits.
Palate: Salted caramel, smoked meats and spice
Finish: Tropical fruits and spice.