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Adnams Single Malt No 1

(70cl, 43.0%)
Adnams Single Malt No 1
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(7 Reviews)
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Adnams Single Malt No 1 Bottling Note

Adnams first ever single malt whisky! That's right, there's a new English whisky producer on the block. Fresh from scooping up the IWSC Gin Trophy, the renowned beer producer has now officially added single malt as another string to their bow (it's a bow with lots of strings).

Matured for 3 years and 1 day in virgin French oak, capable of influencing the spirit more quickly, this unique whisky is a limited edition release that's bound to be popular. Sample Drams available to buy below!

Adnams Single Malt No 1 (3cl Sample)
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Oak, bubblegum, apricot, moving onto vanilla, butterscotch, still quite fruity. After adding a drop of water there’s kirsch and, yep, runny honey. Red and black cherries develop alongside a hint of red chilli and, increasingly, red rope liquorice.

Palate: Pepper and more bubblegum, white orchard fruit notes and blueberry, hint of cookie dough.

Finish: More sweeties, a little spicy caramel and the cracked outsides of Smarties (but not the chocolate bit - that's to be found in the Triple Grain!), fruitiness lingers too.

Overall: A unique and tasty young English single malt whisky.

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User Reviews of the Adnams Single Malt No 1

Interesting... but no match for anything Scottish.

I was looking forward to this as I really liked the Broadside spirit, but there was a drink that wasn't pretending to be something else.
The single malt is disappointing, I appreciate it's still a young drink and may improve, and it needs to.
I drink for pleasure and am no expert, whilst this is still drinkable it tastes more like an aged Jenever (Filliers 12yo for example) than a single malt.
Worth a go, but not worth the price.

18th August 2015


Tastes like mildew on a shower curtain that's been soaked in bleach.

1st April 2015

Not bad for a young one

Not bad for a young one although nothing special. Some what suspicious of the motives of the really vitriolic reviewers.

28th January 2015


For such a young whisky I don't think it is as bad as the other reviews indicate. Not my first choice, but an interesting, chocolatey flavour with a general tone of something much older. However, its price is far too high.
Given the excellent spirits being produced at Southwold, I will be interested in keeping an eye on future releases as the barrels age.

28th October 2014

probably the most acrid whiskeyever

Tried this couldn't get past the first sip, on the nose it was disgusting, don't buy...even a blend is more palatable.

3rd September 2014

I concur - this is utterly disgusting whisky

I really wanted to like this, I really did. I am a big fan of Adnams' beers, spirits and other wares. I have waited patiently for the No 1 Single Malt, but I never envisaged being so disappointed as I am with this whisky. It is deeply unpleasant.

If was asked to describe its taste and nose, it would overwhelmingly industrial, like a varnish used on a cheap kitchen worktop. It is acrid. It has no depth. Your money is far better spent on something with more substance over style.

21st January 2014

Don't believe the hype - utterly disgusting

I'm no expert, but I've tasted around 50 single malts, and I like to think I'm discerning about my whisky, my beer and my wine.

I received this as a Christmas gift, and to say that it has left a foul taste in my mouth is putting it literally.

I would describe this as surgical spirit with a touch of oil of cloves and a dash of Teachers to make it taste not entirely unlike whisky. It's without doubt the most disgusting form of alcohol I have ever tasted. I've tasted ethyl alcohol and surgical spirit (for a bet) and this stuff isn't much better.

If you are a real connoisseur, have a nice selection of whiskies in the cupboard, feel adventurous and fancy something very different and challenging - go ahead.

For the more mainstream whisky fancier - steer well clear...

10th December 2013

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