Previous Ardmore on the blog was official Traditional Cask NAS, 46% ABV, that I liked, by its way I also wrote a few words about this distillery. Before that I had here Ardmore 1992/2013 bottled for The Auld Alliance Singapore, just 218 bottles, at 51,3% ABV. Today I present you Ardmore from independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail. It was distilled in 1991 and bottled 2007, we have 16 years of maturation. The power is relatively low – 43% ABV.
N: fresh, pleasantly fruity with apricot, peach and nectarine, also lemon peel, then it gets a bit metallic and mineral, at the end I still have grapefruit, vanilla and biscuits, with time the nose becomes sweeter, also with a touch of honey and coconut, a few drops of water made it a little waxy and maybe soapy, it’s an interesting impression;
T: beginning is young and warming, a lot of ginger along with growing bitterness, definitely dry, you have to get used to it to go deeper, after a while I discover grapefruit, apricot and honey touch, a few drops of water reseal a little lemon;
F: quite long with grapefruit, elements of honey, dry.
Ardmore 1991/2007 Gordon & MacPhail is not the best representative of this distillery. The taste is constantly warming up, requires time, breath, patience.