Was drinking Talisker Storm last night and can really tell the difference in smoke, and peat. The Palate: Spicy sweet to start with more candied ginger and honeyed grain. I have to say I thought this one of the best value single malts I've tried in some time. It's a lightly peated whisky and the core of its small range is a surprisingly affordable 10 Year Old. Ardmore is a relatively overlooked Aberdeenshire distillery that has been existence since 1898. For £18 a bottle that is.
At the time of its founding in 1898, however, it was relatively modern, the distillery being powered in its entirety by a single steam engine: over the next century, it would be expanded several times to become one of the largest distilleries in Scotland. Well worth 20 quid 25th June 2015 Harsh This was a very reasonably priced single malt. £20 is a must buy. It's a nice whisky, a little smoke, and easy to drink. For this reason it is easiest not to consider the Highlands as one large are, but as 4 smaller and much more distinct ones. I decided right then and there, partly because of his incredible salesmanship and all-around bon vivant manner, to really stick it to him and buy the bottle anyway.
The peat and smoke here almost seem to trade serves with the grain and oak. The third water is applied at a temperature close to 100oC to ensure the maximum extraction of sugars from the Grist. Ardmore Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 46% alc. This whisky comes over as s little more than lightly peated. Back in the 2001, when it was first released, Internet Explorer 6 was a masterpiece, shiny and new — a proud, brave puppy of a browser, ready for the new millenium. Likewise, we select a range of ages from 6 to 13 years old ex-bourbon casks when vatting up prior to filling into Quarters. I like a good smoky scotch with some balance and they are hard to find at this price.
It is refined and delicious, with lots of complexity, especially when mixed with the sweetness of the oak casks. The traditionally direct-fired stills gave life to a spirit of myriad tiny, characterful imperfections that forces very careful cask-selection upon us. Especially for those new to peated flavours. The one or two cubes of ice just remove every bit of unpleasantness from the burn and leave you with a woody, floral Highland flavor, followed closely with a gentle smokey aftertaste; however William and The Buffalo feels it takes too much away from the taste. Almost unchanged from the moment he made his dream a reality, the water is still drawn from the naturally rising springs that sit on the 1,500 foot tall Knockandy Hill. This notice does not affect your legal rights.
This blog is not for sale and is independent of the spirits industry. Sitting in the verdant Aberdeenshire countryside not far from the Grampian mountains, home of the Golden Eagle a key icon of the Ardmore brand , the distillery has over time become one of the biggest Malt Whisky distilleries in Scotland. The magnificent Scottish Golden eagle is still found riding the warm thermals above the distillery. I would buy it again for everyday drinking, well not quite every day but you get the gist. While we work to ensure that product information on our website is correct, manufacturers may alter their product information.
I tend more speyside-ish, so the peat 'easing' is maybe preferable. It could be given as a gift to someone and make it look like you are being more generous that you actually are which would work unless the recipient has an Amazon account and sees that this is the Number 1 best seller and is still being sold at £18 per bottle in which case the recipient will think you are a cheapskate. If all else fails, you can, of course, just. I would say this is probably suitable for those of you fairly new to malt whisky and finding your feet. You should know that we will store your details securely just in case we need to get in touch with you about your post in the future. The makers declare that this Dram embodies their natural Highland Spirit so embrace your inner Scot and get yourself a bottle of this reasonably priced Malt. There is also strong peat with prominent fruit- the fruit and smoke are both prominent.
A touch of water allows the full complexity of the Highland Peated Malt to appear. Ardmore Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 40 - 46% alc. In 2008 a 25 year old expression was added to the distillery's range. Ignore some of the ignorant reviews below, this is a lightly peated whisky, and tastes it. Serving Recommendation Serve at room temperature. This marked the period when consumers began to engage more with single malts and specific distillery releases moving away from traditionally blended whiskies. Maby a hint of some smoldering branches on the mid palat, then a small hit in the finsh wakes you up.
The first think that hit me was the smell of hospital bandages or germaline. It's not that it's really bad, just that it isn't particularly good either. If you're looking for Pappy Van Winkle, George T. Enjoy Responsibly Ardmore® adheres to the Code of Practice for the Responsible Marketing and Promotion of Scotch Whisky ©2007 Ardmore Distillery Company Limited. On the palate oak, cream, very balanced and smooth. Ardmore® is a trademark of Beam Suntory Inc. Delivery dates can be obtained by checking online with your tracking.