Whisky is a ‘natural’ product and this is reflected in the way we operate, using green, sustainable processes.
The distillery is powered by local renewables, recycling the by-product of the distilling process
as animal feed and fertilizer to be used on the peninsula, reducing our overall environmental footprint.
The Ardnamurchan Distillery opened in July 2014, to begin producing what has mature into a world-class single malts.
We produce two signature styles of spirit,
one peated and one unpeated, which will mature quietly in our warehouse in American and Spanish oak casks until they reach the peak of perfection.
For the first time in history, whisky is being (legally) produced in Ardnamurchan. The distillery grew out of Adelphi Distillery; a progressive artisan company first established in 1826 and known to whisky enthusiasts and connoisseurs across the world as Scotland’s most acclaimed bottler of rare, single casks of malt whisky.
We’re very proud that after more than 100 years, we’ve returned to our distilling roots.
Bottled at 46.8% ABV, non-chill filtered and naturally coloured, it will be dispatched from October 5th and available in the UK. The Canadian release is on its way and is planned for a December 10th launch.
The single malt will comprise a 50/50 split of peated and unpeated whiskies, matured in a 65%/35% mixture of ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry oak casks. The tasting notes includes; honeycomb, waxy peel, oyster shells, brine, strawberries with black pepper and bonfire embers.
“Bunnahabhain — which means ‘mouth of the river’”
1 of only 695 bottles / Cask# 900023 / 1st Fill Sherry
The colour is old oak and has a moderate bead. On the nose we found Bovril and Scotch pie. There is also chocolate eclairs, tiramisu and oiled deckchairs. The palate brings peanut brittle, mollases, Salmiakki (Swedish Liquorice), camp coffee and dark fruits. The finish is sweet and salty. A big Bunna!
1 of only 255 bottles from cask #2140
Drawn from a refill American oak ex-PX hogshead, this has the colour of Autumn gold with amber lights, and a good bead. Initially on the nose, Mackie’s vanilla ice cream and Fox’s Glacier Mints, moving to cake mix (especially sultanas), fig rolls, Cadbury’s Cherry Ripe chocolate bars and Bircher muesli with apricots.
The palate brings juicy mandarins, coconut flakes and Gjetost (Norwegian goat’s cheese) finishing with notes of dulce de leche.
After two decades in a single cask (#2140 to be specific), the Scottish bottler freed the whisky and bottled it up at 58% ABV.
A very rare whisky especially in single cask at this age.
Capitulo Uno is the opening chapter in a series of unique Dictador casks collections. Each chapter of this incredible story will be a curated collection of individually bottled casks, highly limited, selected and bottled by our Master Blender, each with their own unique story to tell.
Dictador Capitulo Uno is a series of limited release rum casks aged under the supervision of Hernan Parra. Capitulo, ‘Chapter’ in Spanish, showcases the Parra family’s dedication and hard work, drawing on colorful Colombian heritage to create the unique flavour profiles captured in each of these releases.
NOSE: Subtle note of new leather, rounded vanilla and some suede. Cinnamon and sandalwood. Cherry stones.
PALATE: Soft brown sugars, creme brûlée topping, sweet black tea, roasted coffee and Madagascan vanilla pods.
FINISH: Sweet cherry jam, hazelnuts and dry cocoa powder.
NOSE: A big hit of dry sherry notes, and then a sweetness of vanilla and oak come through. Some new leather notes and light cigar tones work with cinnamon and ginger for a rich nose.
PALATE: Sweet sherry and red soft fruits combine with a kick of cinnamon spice and an oak dryness for a bold and complex palate that also has cherry stones and hints of earthy patchouli.
FINISH: Sweet with some notes of leather and tobacco.