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Adelphi Blended Scotch Whisky

(70cl, 40%)

Adelphi Blended Scotch Whisky

Adelphi Private Reserve Bottling Note

A Blended Scotch Whisky from Adelphi, perhaps better known as an independent bottler. However, this blend of grain and malt whsiky is from its private stock which is kept in a solera system. Though exactly where the whisky hails from is kept rather hush hush, we suspect it contains spirit from all over the shop, from Islay, Speyside and Campbeltown.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: The aroma is a pleasing fusion of salty peat and estery fruitiness. If you like your big fruits Speysiders and your peaty Islays this could be just your thing!

Palate: The palate takes on a coastal quality with an all-round nuttiness and a medium-body.

Finish: The finish is long with beach bonfire notes and some pear-drop flavours.

Overall: This blend takes the best of Scotland and fuses it into something new. A truly excellent blend.

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Adelphi Blended Scotch Whisky Reviews

Very Enjoyable with a pleasing price tag.

As a go to bottle for a dram my favourite blend has been Black Label, not any more, this has taken my top blend slot, I have now swapped this for Adelphi. A lovely nutty, smooth and smokey flavour. A wonderful Whiskey from a beautiful part of the world

16th November 2019

Enjoyable whisky.

The nose is sweet with honey and fruit then mild salty peat.
Palate is sharp chilli pepper with walnuts then a taste of fruit
The finish is long with faded pepper but a nice peat and with sweetness in the back.

19th December 2018

Outstanding quality

It's the finest whisky in the world.

1st August 2018

Agree with others, excellent and enjoyable blend

I bought this out of curiosity - I like to try blends; some are great value - and at first I was 'meh': drinkable but unexciting. However, it's really grown on me over time. The test is: what do I grab when heading through to the front room for bit of chill time with the paper and the telly, often at the same time. And very often it's this. A bit too much colour, and not an assertive whisky, but at the end of the day very well blended to be smooth, flavoursome and moreish - exactly what you'd want in a standard issue blend.

4th January 2018

Not bad at all for the price

I don't know if it's changed since April 2015 but I get no peat off this at all. That said, it's definitely growing on me. The greatest test is: which bottle do you reach for when you fancy a tipple? I often reach for this and I own many far more expensive single malts. It's not hugely assertive in any way but it's a nice fruity peppery gingery dram that goes down well with a little water, and I like the packaging too.

28th November 2017

Probably one of the best blended bottles for the price

Bought this from Whiskey Galore in Christchurch and I will be going back to buy another before they run out. Previously bought a Glen Grant single malt for 15% more and find I prefer Adelphi blended with peat and smoke tastes after the initial sweet fruity tastes. Adelphi costs about 15% more than the basic Dewar's or Grants blended bottles from the local bottle store and is much better. Cheaper than single malt and nearly as nice to drink.

24th March 2017

Fruity and sweet

Lacks compexity and depth. Heavy on the grain. Best for mixing with coke

15th February 2017

Best bang for your buck whisky... Tastes like a young Single Malt but isn't!

This was recommended to me and it blew my socks off! Tastes like a single malt but it's not, its a blend. One of the best blends I've ever had. Gonna buy 2 bottles next order for sure!

21st July 2016

Also, The Durie Dram

For the price, you can't this with a stick. It is a nice, all rounder, old fashioned and traditional blend. But it has a good Islay smoke, which is slightly vegetal and does suggest Caol Ila. This smoke is sort of in the back, but it jumps out periodically over the course of the drink. This is not for those who add ice. Ice, is for Grouse. This is a perfectly acceptable sipping whisky in it's own right.

6th February 2016

unbeatable....and the price is amazing

i really like the very specific and unique charasteristic sorts like Ardbed Uidegail, Lagavulin, Glendronach, Glenfarclas....

but: to find a easy going simple every-day Whisky: its not so easy for me.
This blend really combines a very smooth and tasty bright complex of different structure. Its really an allrounder. some kind of "thick" and pleasureful. but inside there so much what a good whisky makes us all lovers of that spirit.
If you experienced in tasting of will love this one.
because it has the incredible nature to remind you of a wide selection of tastes. It even depends on the mood and how you drink the Adelphi.
It is like a journey in a wide selection. No peaks and highlights. But all shadows available and remindable.
Just if you feel a desire for a strong peated, sherried, salted, or grassed one: this one is a wrong choice.
Its simply pefect mediocre. Like a journey through the whisky universe.
But again: if you not experienced: you miss a lot. It a pleasureful drink what activates your memory. For a unbelieveable low price.

For me (!) the most compareable Whisky is a Bushmills 21.
But the Bushmills is a lot more complex ..without any peat or salt. But just from thickness and honey, spicy volume: a match.

4th February 2016

The Durie Dram

I had the old bottling of this under the name of The Durie Dram. For it's price, this is an incredibly good value for money blend. It is blended very well and comes across as something that has married well. The smoke has either a Caol Ila or a Lagavulin thing about it, not too sure on that one though. There is some very good and old grain whisky as well. There is a creamy texture and even after a good half teaspoon to a teaspoon of water is added the legs still quite clearly stick to the glass instead of falling like a rock. It really brings it up. This is a smashing old fashioned blend that still maintains a subtle flavour from the malt. Well done to Adelphi. I give this a 7/10, and in the immortal words of Ralfy; that, is a blend mark.

27th January 2016

Best blend

I am usually more of a single malt fan, but this blend is absolutely fantastic, For the price this can't be easily beat. If your a big fan of islay then I urge you to try this, it may lack the complexity of lagavulin but it is exactly what you ask for from an islay with a heavy medicinal peat that rides all the way to the finish.

18th April 2015

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