Single malt whisky - tasting notes

11 Mar 2009

Adelphi Fascadale 10y

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in * News

Adelphi Fascadale TaliskerAdelphi has a good reputation as an independent bottler. Their Inchgower 26y 1980 won a gold medal at the 2008 Malt Maniacs Awards, and their undisclosed ‘Breath of Islay’ and ‘Breath of the Isles’ bottlings are also highly regarded.

Now they’re launching another undisclosed whisky named Fascadale (meaning “ship’s haven”). It’s a limited release of 3797 bottles. Charles McLean’s tasting notes sound very interesting:

Tobacco pouch, Highland Toffee, smoked bacon, distant peat fires and salty rock pools with a rich creamy texture and a bracing kick of chilli pepper to finish.

Attention, spoiler coming up: it’s a Talisker. They’ve married five 1993 and five 1998 casks, reduced to 46% which is marginally higher than a standard Talisker 10. It will be priced around € 45 which seems good value.

Adelphi Fascadale 10y Ruben Luyten 2009-03-11
  • Stewart Bennett

    I am doing a blind scotch nosing on Feb. 11 and have purchased 2 bottles of your Fascadele in Toronto.
    I will let you know how it was received.

  • Highspeed

    So… how did it go?

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