Ardnamurchan Distillery 1

History The Ardnamurchan Distillery was established by independent bottler, Adelphi Distillery ltd, in 2014 to secure future stock of quality Single Malt Scotch whisky. Adelphi has put flavour foremost, and taken the opportunity to embrace a full-circle approach to supply and co-product provision – the first Scottish distillery to be 100% heated by local sourced wood chip, and powered from a hydro-electric generator on the same rive that supplies its cooling water, Ardnamurchan also sources the majority of its malted barley from the farm that surrounds its bottling warehouse, and supplies the local Ardnamurchan estate with its draff and potale. Looking to the future, it has also adopted blockchain software to offer incorruptible transparency and authenticity for its bottled whiskies. The distillery is manually operated by an experienced local team, and has already markedly grown tourism to the rugged and beautiful peninsula.

The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

Official Bottling
  • ardnamurchan-2020-inaugural-release Ardnamurchan AD/09.20:01 (2020) - An interesting and slightly smokey and coastal Highland single malt. Whilst still showing signs of youth the smoke here really isn't powerful enough and I was left wishing for something with a little more punch or oomph. 80/100