Scotland: Whisky & Distilleries
The "Adelphi Distillery company" has been founded in 1993 by Jamie Walker, an independent bottler and whisky
specialist who is the great-grandson of the last owner of the Loch Katrine Adelphi distillery which was settled
This distillery was one of the largest in the Lowlands, and has been bought by DCL in 1902. The collapse of the wasbacks in 1906 was a major disaster, and the distillery closed for good in 1906. This disaster raised the question of the great danger building distilleries near the center of great towns.
In 1993 the great-grandson of the previous distillery owner resurrected the company name as an independent bottler. The company again changed hands in 2002 but has remained true to its beliefs of only bottling the very best single casks available. The whisky author, Charles MacLean has always been Adelphi's chief selector.
All the Adelphi whiskies are bottled at natural strength, without colouring,
unchill-filtered and are all single cask bottlings They are branded either as
Adelphi Distillery or Adelphi Selection (when they are allowed to name the distillery) or Adelphi's Breath (when
they are not).
In addition they also bottled a 50 year old "nameless" whisky in 2003 which is called "The Whisky That Cannot Be Named" and produce a blend called "Private Stock blend"
|Ardbeg||17 years, 1979-1996 for USA||2|
|Ardbeg||Adelphi 1998 10 y.o|
|Blair-Athol||Adelphi 13 years||1|
|Bunnahabhain||Adelphi 27 years||3|
|Caol-Ila||Adelphi 23 years||0|
|Dailuaine||22 years, Adelphi||9|
|Dalmore||Adelphi Selection 17 y.o.||1|
|Glenallachie||Adelphi 36 years||1|
|Glenfarclas||Adelphi Breath of Speyside, 15 years||1|
|Highland-Park||Adelphi Breath of the Isles||1|
|Highland-Park||Adelphi, 24 years||2|
|Lagavulin||Adelphi Breath of Islay||1|
|Linkwood||Adelphi 18 years old (1989-2008)||1|
|Lochside||47 years, Single Blend||1|
|Longmorn||Adelphi 20 years, Haitian earthquake special charity bottling||1|
|Mortlach||Adelphi, 16 years old||2|
|Strathmill||Adelphi, 31 years||1|
|Talisker||Fascadale, 10 years old||1|
|Tamdhu||Adelphi 15 years||1|
|Tomintoul||Adelphi, 38 year||1|
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