North British 50 yo 1962/2012 Adelphi

May 21, 2013
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While the nose of this old grain is truly delightful, it fails to fully satisfy on the palate. The sweetness is quite dominant, though the wood is kept under control. – Rating: 83/100

Glenrothes 42 yo 1969/2012 Adelphi

April 4, 2013
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Here is an amazing example how a whisky can taste ‘old’ with very little wood influence. And it has strong sherry without being a monster. The smoothness of this whisky is exceptional. – Rating: 89/100

Longmorn 20 yo 1992/2012 Adelphi

January 8, 2013
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Be prepared for a strong spice punch when tasting this whisky. Fortunately the other flavours are bold enough not to get lost. – Rating: 86/100

Bowmore 16 yo 1995/2012 Adelphi

August 3, 2012

The palate is almost on par with the fantastic nose, a very richly flavoured dram with strong fruity and spicy notes. – Rating: 88/100

Bunnahabhain 1979/2011 Adelphi

May 14, 2012

The nose of this oldie is very impressive, but palate and finish are strangely weak in comparison. – Rating: 84/100

Lochside 1965/2001 Adelphi

May 13, 2012
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A superb sherried whisky, the wood influence is rather strong but kept in check by the rich sweet and fruity aromas. – Rating: 91/100

Linkwood 1984/2012 Adelphi

May 12, 2012

Quite a nice dram with an intriguing nose and a well-balanced palate. The pricing is adequate for its age but there are better deals out there. – Rating: 84/100

Bunnahabhain 1998/2011 Adelphi

August 10, 2011

A small dose of sulphur is spicing up this already very rich dram even more. It is extremely densely flavoured, but the quite prominent driness knocks a few points off the score. – Rating: 84/100

Glenlivet 1994/2009 Adelphi

January 2, 2011

This sherried Glenlivet needs some water to calm it down. Quite richly flavoured overall, but the nose is a bit pungent and the palate lacks an aromatic counterpart to the spices. Good, but not great. – Rating: 82/100

Adelphi Laudale 12 yo

February 1, 2010

This is an exceptionally rich and dark sherry whisky, quite dry but not disturbingly so. Very complex and thoroughly enjoyable. – Score: 88/100

Highland Park 1985/2002 – Adelphi

November 17, 2009

Very little noticeable peat, the palate could be a bit fruitier for my taste, but still very pleasant. – Score: 85/100

Balmenach 11 yo 1990 Adelphi

November 10, 2009

A nice full-bodied whisky with a subtle mix of fruit, spice and sweetness – Score: 85/100

Adelphi Breath of Speyside 1991/2009

October 1, 2009

Promising nose but the bitterness takes away much of the pleasure. A few years too long in the cask? – Score: 78/100

Jura 1996/2008 Adelphi

September 30, 2009
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Another quite spicy Adelphi. The peat that is noticeable in the nose is covered by vanilla and spices on the palate. Quite nice, but a little bit rough for my taste. – Score: 84/100

Adelphi Breath of Islay 1992/2008

September 29, 2009

This is a true spice bomb. but not of the usual “wood spice” type that can get too overpowering at times. Balanced out by a slight sweetness. Almost no fruity aromas to be found here. – Score: 87/100