Adelphi The Sandebud - 6 Years Old

Adelphi The Sandebud - 6 Years Old

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The Sandebud by Adelphi in conjunction with Fusion Whisky Ltd.

Exceptional Single Malt whisky selected from the finest international distilleries and blended with Single Malt Scotch whisky to honour the lives of noteworthy Scots.

The latest Fusion Whisky by Adelphi is a blend of just 4 casks from the Ardnamurchan Distillery in Scotland and the High Coast Distillery in Sweden.

The Sandebud is named after Colin Campbell, a Scottish lawyer-turned-trader whose influence in Sweden can still be seen around the old docks, wharfs and warehouses of Gothenburg

The Whisky Make up:
Ardnamurchan 2015 (peated) cask no. 630 American oak ex PX hogshead.

Ardnamurchan 2015 (peated) cask no. 660 Spanish oak ex Oloroso hogshead.

High Coast 2012 (peated) cask no. 610 American oak ex Bourbon barrel.

High Coast 2015 (peated) cask no. 2137 American oak ex Bourbon barrel.

Tasting notes:

Nose: Mild smoked mackerel, Arbroath smokies, fisherman’s friends, black currants, ground ginger, Bavarian cheese, flapjacks, Lapsang Souchong tea.

Taste: Smoke, licorice twig, salty, ashy, hawthorn berries, the perfect balance of Scottish and Swedish flavour and a great balance between bourbon and sherry.

Colin Campbell (1 November 1686 – 9 May 1757)

In 1720, facing ruinous debt, Campbell fled Edinburgh for Ostend, where he made a name for himself as a merchant.

Eyeing an opportunity in Sweden, in 1731 Campbell teamed up with two well-connected merchants, Niclas Sahlgren and Henric König, to form the Swedish East India Company, a powerful trading business that brought new wealth to Sweden.

As the Company’s main driving force, Campbell oversaw many of the highly lucrative trade missions to the Far East. Campbell himself was Sweden’s first Ambassador to China.

As Gothenburg grew into a major maritime centre, so too did Campbell’s influence and wealth. He was knighted, naturalised and became a Swedish noble. An honourable man, he kept his word and paid back the substantial debts he’d accrued as a younger man back in Scotland.

Campbell died in 1757, and was interred in Gothenburg Cathedral. Campbell documented his first voyage but destroyed the manuscript to stop it being seized when the Dutch boarded his ship. He later reconstructed it from memory and it was published in 1996 (A passage to China: Colin Campbell’s diary of the first Swedish East India Company expedition to Canton, 1732-33).