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The first US exclusive bottling from Scotland's greenest distillery and best-kept secret.
The Ardnamurchan peninsula is a place to behold. A wonderfully remote “finger” of rocky land that stretches out to the furthest westerly point of Scottish Highlands just south of the Isle of Skye, it is an outstanding and untouched piece of natural beauty, full of natural resources.
No wonder this "best kept secret in the British Isles" became home to the Ardnamurchan distillery.
Opened in 2014, the distillery lies halfway along the peninsula in the small village of Glenbeg. Since its inception, it was designed to fit in with its surroundings, committing itself to sustainable production using exclusively renewable local energy sources: the river that provides the distillery’s cooling water has a hydro-electricity generator, the biomass boiler is fuelled by woodchip from local forestry, and the still energy-rich draff (what’s left in the mash tun) is combined with the pot ale to produce animal feed for use on the peninsula.
The distillery produces two signature styles of Spirit, one peated and one unpeated, designed to create an overall flavor profile that is true to the West Highland region.
The Ardnamurchan Single Malt AD/03.21:02 comprises an equal proportion of peated and unpeated malt, aged in 65% ex-Bourbon and 35% Oloroso Sherry casks and bottled at 46.8% without chill-filtration or color additions of any kind. Exhibiting the classic Highland character, this is the first US release and bottled exclusively for this market, so grab your chance to grab one!
Ardnamurchan Single Malt AD/03.21:02 guided tasting: Brad Japhe takes us on a tasting adventure through the Whiskeyverse of Advent Calendar 2021.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The Western wind carries the scents of nutmeg, toffee apple, Crème brûlée, linseed, oranges, cardamom, along with a whiff of honey, nougat, saltwater, and driftwood.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Nature's best grapefruit marmalade, flamed orange peel, ripe pear, peach, sweet soy sauce, gentle minerals, pepper, and campfire.
The finish is naturally long and balanced.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Ardnamurchan Single Malt AD/03.21:02 and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
We could probably just put 'Scotch' on this box and call it a day.
But the my(s)thical Spirit of Scotland has remained an undisputed national treasure and international liquid phenomenon for centuries, just as illustrated by [a part of] a passionate 18th century Robert Burns bop, titled - Scotch Drink.