Ardmore 16 Year Old 2000/2016 - Pears of Scotland (Gordon & MacPhail)

  • Distillery: Ardmore
  • Distilled:
    2000
  • Bottler:
    Gordon & MacPhail
  • Bottled:
    2016
  • Age:
    16
  • ABV:
    55,1%
Average rating:
86

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Aroma: toasted oak, vanilla and brioche. Ginger, cured ham with herbs. Water brings more lemony and fruity notes. Still, vanilla with lemon drops is dominating.
Palate: sweet at the beginning with vanilla, green apples and lemon notes. Then saltiness and grass comes out. Trace of ash. I believe water will bring out even more sweetness. Yes and no - this malt becomes much more balanced. Vanilla and lemon are here, but grassy and salty side is equally participating. Finish: bitter, grassy and bit ashy.
Comment: this lemony, grassy style with bit of ash is really to my liking, but I still need to find best dilution proportion. Because I have a feeling this malt has more to say, but I still can't hear it.

86
 
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