8.3 (1)
Brand
Ardmore
Age
12 years old
Expression
Pensil shavings floating on a rock pool
Whisky type
Single Malt
Bottled by
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Distillery
Ardmore Distillery
Origin
Highland, Scotland
Cask no.
142
ABV.
61.10%
In collection

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Tasted at:
13/08/2019
Nose:
Smoky and sweet, fruity (pears, limes), roasted peanuts, blossom honey, minerally notes, light vanilla, hint of malt. Water opens industrial notes - motor oil, hot metal shavings, some plastic
Palate:
Very spicy (chili), with strong minerality (limestone, mineral water, wet stones, a hint of salt), again industrial feeling with slightly chemical bitterness, with some fruitiness at the end (apple mash) and oaky tannins
Finish:
Rather long, ashy, minerally, oaky, getting sweet in a while and quite pleasant and sweet at the end
Conclusion:
Very unusual whisky, with rather non-common profile. Obviously ex-bourbon cask matured, this whisky is showing a lot of mineral and industrial notes, which I guess belong to the distillery profile. Being bitter enough it still has quite good overall balance and surprisingly pleasant finish. This was not quite my style dram but it was still very interesting and definitely worth tasting
Rating:
8.3

Ardmore 12 year old Pensil shavings floating on a rock pool