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(Remarkably) Smooth Operator

Adelphi Loyal Old Mature Private Stock (Dancey Man)

Free For All Members

Available Until Sun December 11, 2022

Drop-In Any Day (Excluding Wednesdays) Before 7pm To Sample

Dram Code: E91

Producer: Adelphi

Bottler: Adelphi Distillery Ltd

Type: Blended Scotch Whisky

Cask: Various

Age: Unknown

Country: Scotland

Region: Multiple

Chill Filtered: Unknown

Added Colour: Unknown

ABV: 40%

Cask Strength: No

Release: Standard

Club Price: $31.23 (Reg. $39.04 )

Dram Code: E91

Producer: Adelphi

Bottler: Adelphi Distillery Ltd

Type: Blended Scotch Whisky

Cask Type: Various

Age: Unknown

Country: Scotland

Region: Multiple

ABV: 40%

Cask Strength: No

Chill Filtered: Unknown

Added Colour: Unknown

Release: Standard

Club Price: $31.23 (Reg. $39.04 )

About This Blended Scotch Whisky

Adam’s Notes

Change is inevitable or so they say… With the rising cost-of-living, and folk’s increasingly busy schedules, we want to make sure that our club remains accessible to all members. So, after more than half a decade since we launched our Drop-In Drams, we’re mixing up the formula a wee bit!

In the past, we’ve released new drams every two weeks, and samples cost $5 each (or were free for premium members). From now on that has all changed! We’re now releasing two drams simultaneously every month on the second Monday of the month. One of these two will be a budget-friendly option and will be completely free for every member. The other will be a premium (and sometimes super premium) option that is also free, but only available for existing Dram Association Premium Members.

For the first month of this new release schedule, I’m revisiting a couple of personal favorites from the last 12 months. Our free dram this month was first featured this time last year, and has since become an absolute staple of the store – and a big favourite of our staff (one of whom has bought a whole case… I’m not naming names!). That dram is of course the Dancey Man from Adelphi!

We’ve stocked up heavily on this incredible blend, and we’re even celebrating the occasion with an extra special 20% discount instead of the usual 10%! Grab yourselves a bargain bottle or two for the holidays, and remember – that great whisky doesn’t need to cost the earth.

Want my initial opinion of this dram? Check out last year’s video below (and note that the discount is now higher). And stay tuned for December’s drams – two that I’ve never had before.

 

The Unbottling

 

By Adam Bradshaw on November 14, 2022

Recent Reviews

How We Review Whiskies

Score

Whiskies are rated by our members on the visuals (out of 5), aroma (out of 25), taste (out of 40), & finish (out of 30). With a total score out of 100.

Based on how scoring occurred for our early reviews, the following guide is given to members –

0-60 awful • 60-70 bad • 70-80 okay • 80-85 good • 85-90 great • 90-95 awesome • 95+ amazing

The individual scores are collected, and outliers are removed via the “agreeable group” statistical method to reduce bias and taste preferences (ie, people who score a peated whisky lowly because they don’t like peat). This gives us a better idea of the overall quality of the whisky in the eyes of our members.

 

Flavour Profile

Along with scoring the whisky, members are invited to choose up to three of the below flavour profiles which they think match the whisky. The profile that is most commonly chosen is then the official flavour profile for the dram.

fresh & floral
eg – blossoms, cut grass, apples, pears

fruity & spicy
eg – peach, vanilla, coconut, nutmeg

malty & dry
eg – breakfast cereal, nuts, cookies

rich & round
eg – raisins, figs, oak tannins, dates

smoky & earthy
eg – wood smoke, bacon, iodine

 

Dram Association Nickname

The nickname is usually given by the writer of the initial review and tasting notes. It is based on their tasting notes and used to refer to the whisky to keep its true identity hidden for those who enjoy blind tasting.