Ardnamurchan AD/09.22 Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
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Ardnamurchan AD/09.22 Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Highlands, SCOTLAND
$140. 00
$1680.00 Dozen
ABV: 58.4%

Racked out of fifty barrels in September 2022 and created from 94% peated malt, the new Ardnamurchan cask strength lands on the smokier side. Just like last years, it delivers a precocious combination of wood smoke, coastal complexity and poached fruits that also boasts serious length, right through to the ashy, pepper-laced finish. If you are looking for analogous styles, think Talisker or even cask strength Kilchoman. The maturation regime has been tweaked: 88% is from Bourbon wood with the remainder sherry casks - and despite the outturn being slightly higher than 02.22, it's now sold out at major UK retailers. The Australian allocation has just arrived. Judging by the reception given to previous editions, about half of that will be stashed away. This label is emerging as a West Highlander with charisma that's also collectible. 58.4% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered. 13,460 bottles.

Notes from the producers... Nose: Orchard fruit, smoked cheese, chippies at the seaside, oyster shells, eucalyptus. Palate: Cigar box, bonfire embers, butterscotch, galangal, brine, hay bales.