Artist #11 (by Le Maison du Whisky) Ardmore, 2009, 11-Year Single Malt Scotch Whiskey (Scotland)
Producer Notes: On the border between Speyside and the eastern Highlands, Ardmore was established in 1897 and remains a truly authentic, old style Single Malt producer in the region. Its whisky has a strong character which easily could be mistaken as coming from the Scottish islands. Thanks to a growing popularity in many independent bottlings, Ardmore is gaining recognition and has developed a strong following amongst connoisseurs of Single Malt Scotch.
This is a particularly dense and concentrated expression of Ardmore, with an imposing peaty and medicinal profile. Beyond the obvious smokedriven component, it reveals an abundantly fruity, floral, yet deeply malty character with a rich, oily texture and fragrant notes of green fruit.
PROFILE: Rich and concentrated.
NOSE: Bacon, camphor, petrol.
PALATE: Lilac, gentian, fresh pear, apple skin.
FINISH: Dark chocolate, incense, black pepper, clove, and smoked bacon.
AGED: Ex-Bourbon Cask, Single Cask. 239 Bottles (700ML)
ALC/PROOF: 59.1% | 118.2
~ NET ITEM | EXTREMELY ALLOCATED ~