Never really been a fan of blends but have always had respect for Adelphi and, more recently but obviously, the Holy Grail that is Ardnamurchan Distillery. I was particularly sceptical of the claim they had tried to give this a distinctive West Highland character. I was wrong and they were right. This is a whisky of huge, and undoubtedly West Highland, character. It turns out I am a fan of one particular blend. In fact, the only single malts I’d place above it are Ardnamurchan, Oban and Talisker. That probably gives a very clear picture of my taste in whisky but, even if you disagree strenuously with that favourites list, please do give MacLean’s Nose a try.