Adnams of Southwold Whisky Range – Single Malt | Triple Malt | Rye Malt
Here at Whisky Boys HQ we received a delightful set of whiskies from the Adnams Distillery located in Southwold.
Let’s do some tasting.
First up is the Single Malt. Aged for four years in new French oak barrels. Handcrafted in England.
Nose…Quite divine, heavenly cocktail of apricots, peaches and mashed bananas, all held together by vanilla and oak.
Taste…We get a puff of white pepper, more sweetness from mixed fruits, jelly babies, I now get a wee hint of light spice.
Finish…A thick and viscous texture delivering a considerable finish that embraced both oak, vanilla and a gentle spice.
At £42.75 for a 70 cl bottle it’s not a bad dram, now looking forward to tasting the Triple Malt.
Up next is the Triple Malt. Using a trio of malted grains, Wheat, Barley and Oats and matured in new American oak barrels.
Adnams Triple Malt – 5 Years Old, Non-chilled Filtered 47% Alc/vol 70 cl
Nose…A welcoming warmth of chocolate, honey, coconut and blood oranges, melon , all provided a delightful perfumed introduction.
Taste…I get loads of warm spices, singed oak, plenty of coconut and chocolate, luxury vanilla ice cream, mouth coating,
Finish…Medium to long finish, Turkish delight combined with balsa wood and chocolate in perfect3 harmony.
At around £40.00 for a 70 cl bottle, this is a little more expensive than the Single Malt, but, this dram is much more complex and has a fuller flavour.
Finally we have Rye Malt. Made from 75% rye and 25% barley and matures for 5 years in French oak barrels.
Adnams Rye Malt – 5 Years Old, Non-chilled Filtered 47% Alc/vol 70 cl
Nose…The nose conferred a syrupy sweetness, dry wood and fragrant spice (cedar, sandalwood, pepper and nutmeg)
Taste…Quite drying, honey and vanilla, nutty praline, citrus peel, ground ginger,
Finish…A chalky drying mouth-feel, balanced by hints of ginger and cloves – a relaxing dram.
At around £40.00 for something that is quit e different is not a bad price to pay.
My favourite was the Triple Malt with the Rye at the rear.