Adelphi Breath of the Isles 13 Year Old 2007, Scotland 70cl
13 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, 70cl. Scotland, United Kingdom. 58.6% ABV. No. of bottles: 656
Drawn from a refill Oloroso sherry butt with a medium bead and the colour of hay. On the nose we find Peach Melba, lychee, gorse flower, croissants, sweetcorn lathered with butter and driftwood. The palate is a beguiling combination of pink peppercorn, Hobnob biscuits, sweet and salty popcorn, and the whiff of peatbogs, resolutely backed up by a lurking peat. The finish is medium and savoury.
A mystery single malt from Adelphi, released as part of its Breath of the Isles series. The whisky comes from one of the distilleries on Scotland's many isles, though no hints are given as to which island or which distillery was responsible. What we do know, however, is that it was distilled in 2007 and matured for 13 years until it was bottled in 2020 with an outturn of 656 bottles.