Ardnamurchan Single Malt Batch 2- AD/01.21:01
After a hugely successful launch of Batch 1, Ardnamurchan Distillery have just released Batch 2 of their single malt titled AD/01.21:01, which reflects the bottling month and year, and the batch number of 2021.
They have replicated it as closely as possible to the profile of their first release; a 50/50 mix of peated and unpeated spirit with a split of 65% bourbon and 35% sherry cask matured whisky, bottled at 46.8% in a carton made of 100% recycled cardboard.
Around 16,000 bottles are being released worldwide.
Net weight: 1.7kg
Nose: Nutmeg, toffee apple, crème brûlée, linseed, Seville oranges, cardamon, Manuka honey, nougat, saltwater and driftwood.
Palate: Grapefruit marmalade, flamed orange peel, ripe pear, peach, sweet soy sauce, gentle minerals, warming Sichuan pepper and campfire.
The Ardnamurchan Distillery opened in July 2014 to begin the process of producing what will certainly become world-class single malts.
Ardnamurchan Managing Director, Alex Bruce said “When we filled the first spirit into casks, just over 6 years ago, the concept of being able to disgorge those casks into bottles seemed very distant. However, we have had an incredible journey, building our 100% local team, filling the warehouses with over 10,000 casks and preparing national and international distribution. We relied on the unique local maturation climate to do the rest, and are really excited by the quality and consistency that has been reached.”
Uniquely in the whisky industry, all the power and heat requirements for the distillery come from local renewables. The river that provides the distillery's cooling water has a hydro-electricity generator and the biomass boiler is fuelled by woodchip from local forestry.