Liddesdale 21 YO Batch 6 (Bunnahabhain), 46 %

Liddesdale 21 YO Batch 6 (Bunnahabhain)I have actually tasted four Liddesdales so far; batch 1, 2, 5 and 6. Batch 2 is already reviewed by me, and batch 5 is reviewed by my husband.

The Norwegian monopoly is not very specific on their web page, but either batch 5 or 6 is available at the price of NOK 780 (item number 372401). The age statement says “minimum 18 yo”, but the bottle says 21 yo. In Sweden it is only batch 5 that is available at Systembolaget.

Nose (22/25): A complex nose. At first I picked out raisins and I thought the whisky was quite dusty. Then came orange peel and orange marmalade. In the end it tended towards a bit sour or bitter.

Taste (23/25): Lovely! Smooth and full bodied. It reminded me of the Norwegian caramel called ‘Smørbukk’. Really sweet, but in a good way. A bit salty as well. It tasted almost like a salty caramel.

Finish (22/25): Salt and oranges. It lasted for long time.

Balance (22/25): This was a very nice whisky. I love the complex nose. I could just sit and sniff it for hours. The taste was delicious. It was not as complex and full on the finish, but it still had a good aftertaste. The score ended just above batch 5.

Score 89/100

– Tone

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for sharing. I’ve been looking into Adelphi recently. Bought a couple of 9yo CS Caol Ila the other day. Brilliant stuff. Next in line would be a Liddesdale – any idea why they call it that?

  2. Thanks for sharing. I’ve been looking into Adelphi recently. Bought a couple of 9yo CS Caol Ila the other day. Brilliant stuff. Next in line would be a Liddesdale – any idea why they call it that?

    • Hi, and thanks. This is the info Adelphi themselves give for the name:

      Named after famous landmarks on the Ardnamurchan and Morvern peninsulas, home to Adelphi’s owners, Liddesdale joins the award winning Laudale and Fascadal. Liddesdale, rising gently from the southern shore of Loch Sunart, Liddesdale Brae is steeped in folklore. Some speak of the “Devil’s Acre” where the old widow “sell’d her coo to the De’il”; nothing grows there. Others whisper of the “Fairie Knoll”, protected for all time by the “Deaf Shepherd” looking down from the skyline.

      The first batch of Liddesdale did not specify which single malt it was, and I guess they wanted a nice brand name for it.

      – Thomas

    • Thanks. This is the info Adelphi themselves give for the name:

      “Named after famous landmarks on the Ardnamurchan and Morvern peninsulas, home to Adelphi’s owners, Liddesdale joins the award winning Laudale and Fascadal. Liddesdale, rising gently from the southern shore of Loch Sunart, Liddesdale Brae is steeped in folklore. Some speak of the “Devil’s Acre” where the old widow “sell’d her coo to the De’il”; nothing grows there. Others whisper of the “Fairie Knoll”, protected for all time by the “Deaf Shepherd” looking down from the skyline.”

      The first batch of Liddesdale did not specify which single malt it was, and I guess they wanted a nice brand name for it.

    • Hi, Slieve Foy whiskey is no longer produced. It used to be made at the Cooley Distillery in Ireland, along with a lot of other brands. When Beam bought the Cooley Distillery back in December 20111 they started shutting down these additional brands, as they wanted to focus on Kilbeggan as the new flagship Irish whiskey. As far as I have determined, no new Slieve Foy has been put on market since early 2012. I see that you might still be able to pick up a few bottles online in the US, but they must be down to the last few bottles by now.

      – Thomas

    • Slieve Foy whiskey is no longer produced. It used to be made at the Cooley Distillery in Ireland, along with a lot of other brands. When Beam bought the Cooley Distillery back in December 20111 they started shutting down these additional brands, as they wanted to focus on Kilbeggan as the new flagship Irish whiskey. As far as I have determined, no new Slieve Foy has been put on market since early 2012. I see that you might still be able to pick up a few bottles online in the US, but they must be down to the last few bottles by now.

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