Ardmore is a peated Highland spirit in Kennethmont Aberdeenshire. Using local peat to smoke the barley helps to add local character to the spirit. As the peat in Aberdeenshire is made from trees and heather it creates more of a wood smoke character then the marine life structures that create west coast peat. Downward lynarms and onion shaped stills also help create a bigger heavier spirit.
Distilled in 2012 and bottled in 2022 at 9-years-old having being finished in Bourbon barrels with a total out run of 1184 bottles at 47.5% ABV.
The initial nose is like a cold wood fire on an Autumnal day, the citrus coming through creates this glorious saline quality that’s almost salted caramel. The palate brings more of that wood smoke and a soft spiced sweetness. The finished is medium long with more if a lemon méringue style sweetness.
List price £52.50
Single Cask Club Price £47.25