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    Adelphi The E&K 5 Year Old Fusion Cask Strength Blended Malt Whisky (700ml)

    $299. 00 Bottle
    $3588.00 Dozen
    ABV: 57.8%
    Another impressive example of Adelphi's remarkable blending flair.

    Following on from the sell-out Kincardine comes the second incarnation of Adelphi’s Indian-Scotch fusion. Vatted from two casks of India’s Amrut single malt and Scotland’s Ardmore and Glenrothes, with all whiskies being a minimum of 5 years of age, the "E&K" pays homage to the 9th Earl of Elgin and 13th Earl of Kincardine, Victor Bruce.

    As Governor of India from 1894 to 1899, Bruce oversaw improvements to India’s railway system, worked to combat drought and famine and helped stabilise the currency. There's also a personal connection to the historical reference: Bruce is the Great Grandfather of Alex Bruce, Adelphi's Managing Director. Capped at 825 bottles world wide.

    Tasting note: Bright gold. A shifting bouquet offering an engaging amalgam of tropical fruits, flashes of sherry and lifted spices. 5-10 minutes accents toffee apple, peppermint and cocoa. A vibrant whisky brimming with flavour and mini spice explosions that dapple the tongue. Very well integrated. Dried fruits with a smokey-sherried edge? Amrut dominates at natural strength. Water broadens and softens the profile adding length and drawing out attractive fruity-oily Speyside notes. 57.8% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.