Adelphi Distillery

Adelphi bestaat voor het selecteren van de allerbeste whisky’s. De criteria waarop Adelphi de vaten selecteert zijn zeldzaamheid en volwassenheid, maar vooral smaak. Adelphi whisky’s zijn zowel uitzonderlijk als gewild – deze zeer speciale vaten zijn zo zeldzaam dat Adelphi gemiddeld slechts 4% accepteert van wat er wordt aangeboden. Elk afzonderlijk vat whisky rijpt de inhoud zeer verschillend en geeft zijn eigen karakter aan de whisky mee. Als gevolg daarvan zullen er nooit twee Adelphi’s hetzelfde zijn.

Adelphi bottelt rechtstreeks uit het vat, zonder bij te kleuren of te chill-filteren. Hierdoor houdt de whisky zijn ware en onvervalste smaak, totdat deze het glas in gaat – elke botteling is beperkt tot 100 – 700 flessen, afhankelijk van de grootte van het vat. Het selecteren van alleen de allerbeste vaten stelt Adelphi in staat om een brede selectie van stijlen en regio’s aan te bieden dankzij ons panel van professionele ‘neuzen’. De voorzitter van dit panel is Charles MacLean, wereldwijd bekend Schotse whisky kenner en Master of the Quaich.

1826

THE LOCH KATRINE ADELPHI DISTILLERY BUILT 1826 BY CHARLES AND DAVID GRAY ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER CLYDE JUST SOUTH OF VICTORIA BRIDGE ON THE NORTHERN EDGE OF THE GORBALS.

1840’S

ANDREW USHER PERFECTS THE ART OF BLENDING, BECOMING THE FATHER OF THE MODERN WHISKY INDUSTRY.

1860

WILLIAM GLADSTONE PASSES A LAW ALLOWING SCOTCH WHISKY TO BE MATURED TAX-FREE UNTIL READY FOR SALE. PUNCH MAGAZINE CELEBRATES WITH THE CARTOON OF THE DANCEY MAN.

1880

OWNERSHIP OF ADELPHI CHANGES TO MESSRS A WALKER AND CO, OWNERS OF TWO EXISTING DISTILLERIES IN LIVERPOOL AND LIMERICK. WALKER AND CO INJECT NEW CAPITAL AND EXPAND THE WORKS TO INCLUDE THE MAKING OF GRAIN SPIRIT AS WELL AS MALT. A NEW COFFEY STILL INSTALLED

1886

A COFFEY STILL AND FOUR POT STILLS ARE ALL IN FULL PRODUCTION AND THE LOCH KATRINE ADELPHI DISTILLERY BECOMES ONE OF THE LARGEST DISTILLERIES IN SCOTLAND WITH AN ANNUAL OUTPUT OF OVER 500,000 GALLONS.

1903

ADELPHI BOUGHT BY THE DISTILLERS COMPANY LTD.

1906

THE GREAT GORBALS DISASTER – ONE OF THE COLOSSAL WASHBACKS IN THE DISTILLERY COLLAPSES, ENGULFING THE NEIGHBOURING STREET IN A TIDAL WAVE OF ALCOHOL AND RESULTING IN FATALITY. MALT DISTILLING CEASES ON SITE.

1907

POT STILLS CEASE PRODUCTION OF MALT WHISKY BUT GRAIN DISTILLING AND CASK MATURATION CONTINUE.

1932

COFFEY STILLS CEASE PRODUCTION OF GRAIN WHISKY

1968

USE OF THE BONDED WAREHOUSING CEASES.

1971

FINAL DEMOLITION OF THE LOCH KATRINE ADELPHI DISTILLERY.

1984

GLASGOW CENTRAL MOSQUE ERECTED ON FORMER SITE OF ADELPHI DISTILLERY.

1993

JAMIE WALKER (THE GREAT-GRANDSON OF ARCHIBALD WALKER) REVIVES THE ADELPHI NAME AS AN INDEPENDENT BOTTLER IN ORDER TO EXPLORE THE MYSTERIES OF MALT WHISKY AND TO MAKE A LIMITED NUMBER OF RARE, WELL-AGED AND TOP QUALITY MALT WHISKIES AVAILABLE TO THE DISCERNING WHISKY ENTHUSIAST. CHARLES MACLEAN BECOMES ADELPHI’S “CHIEF NOSE”

1994

JAMIE WALKER ACQUIRES COPYRIGHT FOR PUNCH MAGAZINE’S CARTOON OF WILLIAM GLADSTONE AND THE DANCEY MAN IS OFFICIALLY ADOPTED AS ADELPHI’S MASCOT.

2003

JAMIE APPROACHED BY KEITH FALCONER AND HIS NEIGHBOUR IN ARGYLL, DONALD HOUSTON, ON A RECOMMENDATION, IN ORDER TO BUY A HOGSHEAD OF WHISKY. THEY WERE SO IMPRESSED THAT THEY ENDED UP BUYING THE COMPANY.

2004

ALEX BRUCE, DESCENDANT OF THE FATHER OF MODERN WHISKY MAKING, JOINS ADELPHI AND BEGINS TO ESTABLISH THE ADELPHI NAME AMONG WHISKY CONNOISSEURS AROUND THE WORLD AS A PURVEYOR OF RARE AND EXCEPTIONAL SINGLE CASKS.

2007

FIRST THOUGHTS OF BUILDING A DISTILLERY IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE FULL CIRCLE AND SERVICE THE EVER-GROWING DEMAND FOR ADELPHI’S WHISKIES. FEASIBILITY STUDIES BEGIN.

2012

PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED.

2013

FIRST GROUND BROKEN AT THE DISTILLERY SITE AT GLENBEG.

SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION OF GROUND WORKS IN THE PRESENCE OF HSH PRINCE ALBERT OF MONACO.

2014

FIRST SPIRIT PRODUCED AT ARDNAMURCHAN DISTILLERY.

ARDNAMURCHAN DISTILLERY OFFICIALLY OPENED BY HRH THE PRINCESS ROYAL ON 25TH JULY 2014.

2016

THE FIRST BOTTLING IS RELEASED, THE ARDNAMURCHAN 2016 AD. THERE WERE 2500 BOTTLES AVAILABLE TO THE WORLD AND IT WAS SOLD OUT OVERNIGHT.

2017

THE SECOND BOTTLING IS RELEASED, THE ARDNAMURCHAN 2017 AD. AGAIN, THERE WERE 2500 BOTTLES AND WAS WELL RECEIVED AROUND THE WORLD. EDINBURGH BASED COMPANY, NEVIS DESIGNS WINS PACKAGING OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR BOTTLE DESIGN.

2018

IN MAY, THE DISTILLERY DOUBLED ITS PRODUCTION TO JUST OVER 400,000 L.P.A.

2018

THE THIRD BOTTLING IS RELEASED, THE ARDNAMURCHAN 2018 AD. THIS TIME WE MANAGED TO FIND BIGGER CASKS THAT HAD MATURED NICELY. WE YIELDED 5,000 BOTTLES FOR THIS RELEASE.

2021

WE ARE HOPING TO RELEASE THE ARDNAMURCHAN SINGLE MALT WHISKY

 

Blockchain Technology

Bitcoin Bottle
WE ARE UTILISING A NEW PLATFORM THAT MAKES USE OF BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY (MOST USUALLY ASSOCIATED WITH CRYPTO-CURRENCIES SUCH AS BITCOIN) TO PROVIDE A SECURE AND IMMUTABLE MODEL OF THE FULL SUPPLY CHAIN THAT DESCRIBES THE MANUFACTURE OF OUR WHISKY.

We track each and every finished bottle of whisky and see each bottle as a unique asset and, through the use of QR barcodes and other smartphone scannable technology, deliver individual data to our customers that interacts with our bottles. This allows the story of your bottle of whisky to be told directly to you, because we can prove every step along the manufacturing process (thanks to the blockchain!), allowing you to discover the provenance of your bottle of whisky right back to its origin, building trust in our process and strengthening your knowledge of your whisky.

HOW DO WE DO THIS?

Our friends at Sage City break down the whole production process into events. Each event contains all the data that we need to describe a given step. That data is sent up to our platform and stored securely on the blockchain. One of the properties in the “Distributed Ledger Technology” that underpins the blockchain (and allows cryptocurrencies to work) is that once data has been accepted and recorded on the blockchain it is entirely immutable and creates an unchanging record. Arc-net leverages this property as a “trust layer” creating an unbreakable link with the physical product and the digital data that describes its creation.

We are delighted to have adopted this technology for use in a relatively traditional industry. It not only allows us to prove authenticity and provenance, but also to operate a fully transparent, and all-encompassing manufacture and stock system from field to bottle.