Ardmore is a distillery I've just started to really discover in its true glory, thanks to the independent bottlers.
This one in particular is young and bottled exclusively for Belgium.
Ardmore 2008 Berry Bros &Rudd for The Nectar 46%
Nose: Full of dirty smoke, slightly sulphurous with Parmesan cheese (literally never had that in a whisky before then I get two on the same day!), clean spirit, some malt, slightly earthy.
Taste: Clean arrival, youthful, green apple, then powaaar! big big smoke, very peaty, slightly medicinal, some salty seaweed.
Finish: Medium/Long. Salty and still very peaty.
A bit of a young peat monster this one! Good stuff but still very young, would have loved to have seen it after a few more years.
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Whisky Network Review #465
Network Average: 74.8
Best Score: 92
Worst Score: 44
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
75-79 Very Good
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