First Impression: Adelphi’s Glenborrodale Batch Release No. 3

[46%・Bottled Circa 2017・8 Years Old・Adelphi’s Bottling・Limited Release]

Nose:

Rather expressive with the strawberry reduce and the toffee fudge, the red berries gift a refreshing acidity.

Palate & Finish:

Red berry coulis with a creamy sherry presence on the palate.  Just a pinch of spices and oak coming through as well.

A slight spike in acidity leads to a rather swift finish with a hint of smoke and some rustic barley characters.

Thoughts:

Batch 3 is in keeping with the Glenborrodale brand, the seemingly more obvious and recognisable Sherry influence has made this offering quite unique and indeed quite competitive in the blended/vatted whisky scene.

-Nicholas