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Maclean’s Nose Debuts As New Blended Scotch From Adelphi

Maclean’s Nose is a new blended Scotch from Adelphi, a Scottish independent bottler since 1993.

Also the parent company of the Ardnamurchan Distillery, Adelphi touts its newest addition to the range, Maclean’s Nose, as being a traditional blend with some modern twists, as the whisky takes its name from a rocky outcrop not far from the Ardnamurchan Distillery.

The brand’s notes for this whisky show that Maclean’s Nose offers a high malt content of 70% and depth of flavor from the presence of ex-Sherry casks.

Maclean’s Nose
Maclean’s Nose is a new blended Scotch from Adelphi, a Scottish independent bottler since 1993. (image via Adelphi)

On the “Nose,” the whisky features aromas of burnt citrus peel and sea salt, and flavors of white chocolate and hints of smoke. The whisky is non-chill filtered with natural color, and is bottled at 46% ABV.

The first batch of Maclean’s Nose consists of 25,000 bottles, and it’s available now globally and at retail specialists in the UK for a suggested price of £30 a bottle.

The Ardnamurchan coastline is very near the distillery, and its rugged beauty inspired the creation of this new blend, along with Adelphi’s connection with renowned whisky specialist, Charles MacLean.

Alex Bruce, managing director of Adelphi, said in a prepared statement, “I remember at the opening of our new distillery in Ardnamurchan in July 2014, our longstanding sensory mentor, Charlie MacLean, telling me that we were now officially the closest distillery to his nose. It didn’t sink in until sometime later that he was actually referring to the famous promontory off Ben Hiant just a few miles down the coast.”

Formed eons ago from a volcanic eruption, Maclean’s Nose has long been used as a navigational aid by passing boats. Bruce explained that the formation, once lava flow, also inspired the slate-blue Ardnamurchan bottle color.

“We are really proud to now be able to celebrate both our chief nose and our neighboring nose together in this exciting new West Coast blend,” Bruce added. “As with all things Adelphi, it is an unashamedly flavor-first whisky, and we hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.”

Maclean’s Nose is now available, and you can find out more information or where to get a bottle at

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