Ardmore (Aird Mhor) 10 Year Old by Single Malts of Scotland
Aged for ten years in ex-Laphroaig barrels, this single malt combines Islay and Highland character for an interesting and delicious dram. One of 228 bottles, bottled at 59.5% ABV.
NOSE: We are greeted with apple drop candy and an orchard wood bonfire, immediately followed by juicy pomegranate and homemade pistachio muffins. There is a floral note of gardenia mingling with the smoke of burning sage incense.
PALATE: Freshly-baked apple flapjacks and a showing of clove and allspice. An echo of smoke from the embers of burnt paper, leading on to butter shortbread and smoky roasted Indonesian coffee beans.
FINISH: More vegetal than initially on the palate – rocket sprinkled with smoked paprika. Ground almonds rest on, with a hint of honeysuckle.