Ardnamurchan AD:02.22 Peated Cask Strength

Floral, Nutty, Hay Like
AD:02.22 - behind this somewhat cryptic name we quite simply find a bottle from the Ardnamurchan distillery that was bottled in February 2022. The young single malt distillery is owned by the renowned bottler Adelphi and produces Scotch with a vision of sustainability and transparency.
Ardnamurchan AD:02.22 Peated Cask Strength
Ardnamurchan AD:02.22 Peated Cask Strength (Preview Image Source: Whiskybase)
Single Malt Whisky | No Age Statement | 58,20 % ABV. | 98,57 €/l | Ardnamurchan Distillery | produced in Scotland (Highlands) | Whiskybase ID 208250


The first impression is very sweet for a peated malt. We detect vanilla, citrus and a slight hint of oats. There is also a subtle hint of honey. Surrounded by cold fire smoke, we also find nutty flavours and some dried tobacco leaves. When the nose is allowed to breathe a little, the scent of ripe bananas emerges.


The great complexity of the nose continues. A blend of sugar syrup, lemon peel and vanilla. Wonderfully balanced and subtle, the sweetness is bound up in the smoke of a smouldering campfire. The very pleasant oiliness coats the tongue and palate with a slight dryness.


The single malt's finish is long and intense. A peppery oak note rounds off the AD.02:22 experience.


Ardnamurchan's Peated Cask Strength demands attention. Multi-layered complexity and an inspiring viscosity characterise this young bottling. Delicate and subtle in composition, this is a very enjoyable malt.

Rating: 85/100 - Excellent (Marcel: 86 | Sascha: 83)

Value for Money: 4/5 - Good

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