Another highly anticipated release from the much-loved Ardnamurchan Distillery. This single malt whisky is a 50:50 dram, meaning that the spirit is an equal mix of peated and unpeated liquids - 35% of the spirit underwent maturation in sherry casks, and the remaining 65% in bourbon casks. What this has achieved is a remarkably multi-faceted dram that has total harmony in flavour. Free from chill filtration, this has a strength of 46.8% abv and is a natural colour. Hailing from the most westerly point in the British Isles, prepare to experience the coplexity of this coastal dram.
The nose gives aromas of fresh, zesty lemon, with marshmallows and caramel. Sweet and savoury notes combine on the palate, with oily, salty peaches, pastry, and sea salt. The finish is splendid, and resembles the dramatic environment of the Ardnamurchan Distillery in Lochaber, with further sea salt, before a gentle bonfire smoke finish.