Ardnamurchan whisky comes of age

Ardnamurchan Distillery

First Ardnamurchan spirit becomes whisky

This week sees the first of Ardnamurchan Distillery spirit officially becoming whisky. Three years after the Ardnamurchan Distillery laid down the first cask of its award-winning spirit.

Spirit has to mature in oak casks for a minimum of three years in Scotland before it can be called Scotch whisky.

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The Ardnamurchan Distillery (Copyright: Adelphi Distillery Ltd)

Alex Bruce, Managing Director of Adelphi and The Ardnamurchan Distillery said: ‘This is a hugely important milestone for Ardnamurchan. We have been overwhelmed by the support for the distillery from all over the world, and this is a testament to the great team we have working with us, and their absolute attention to quality. The 500 litre ex-Sherry butt no. 1, filled on the 1st August 2014, is now surrounded by a full warehouse of sister casks, all enjoying the superb west coast maturation climate.”

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The Ardnamurchan Distillery warehouse team with cask No.1 (Copyright: Adelphi Distillery Ltd)

However if whisky lovers are hoping for a taste of the Ardnamurchan whisky any time soon, they might be disappointed. Adelphi has said it won’t be releasing its whisky until its aged a minimum of seven years, meaning a release date of 2021.
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