Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled by: Douglas Laing 70cl / 51.5%
Ardmore is among the most daring of the smoky Highland malts, often a rather full-throttle peated dram. The distillery made old-style Highland malt whisky for many moons, supplying the smoky element in Teacher's blended whisky since its inception in 1898, and only converted to steam heated stills in 2002.
This Ardmore 1999 by Douglas Laing predates that change, and as it's a refill hogshead cask bottled as a 21-year-old at 51.5% it's a safe bet that this will showcase the classic Ardmore style to the fullest, putting the Old in Old Particular.
|Cask Type||Refill Hogshead|
Nose: Aromatic, round and replete with subtle smoke and gently peated barley.
Palate: Mouthcoatingly unctuous, peppery, phenolic cereals abound amongst crushed sugar.
Finish: Anticipate a long conglomerate of all those sweet peat qualities, with a dash of oak.