Adelphi’s Liddesdale Batch 10 (Bunnahabhain 21) Review

This is batch 10 in Adelphi’s Liddesdale series which is a Bunnahabhain 21 bottled at 46% ABV.

Nose: Very nice – briny with plums and black cherries. Slight smoke merging alongside some musty books and clovves.

Palate: Peatier here than the nose let on with the smoke amplifying. Sweeter notes are mostly tucked away behind the peat but some black cherry and grapes can be found with more brine and seaweed.

Finish: More vegetal here as the peat stands out more clearly and all sweet notes fade. Heavy oak presence here as it turns a bit bitter.

Rating: 88/100 – Good but a bit inconsistent with me – would like the sweeter notes to stick around a bit longer and the finish verges on being overoaked.

Value for the money: Looks like these can be had for around €135 which is a pretty reasonable price.