Ardmore 16 Years Old 1997 Small Batch (55.2%, Cadenheads, Bourbon Casks, 552 Bottles, 2013)
- Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky
- Origin: Ardmore Distillery
- Bottling: Cadenhead Small Batch
- ABV: 55.2%
- Cost: £55 for 70cl
- Score: 85/100
What they say:
Distilled in 1997 and bottled at 16 years old in 2013, this Ardmore was bourbon matured and produced 552 bottle at outturn of 55.2%
What I say:
The Ardmore 16 Years Old Cadenhead Small Batch was bottled at 55.2% ABV and costs around £55 for a 70cl bottle.
Very pale gold
Vaporous and spirit this had a lot of alcohol burn, with hints of cereal and peat?
Cereal, sweet-ish like savoury woodland honey, slightly bitter and sour but crisp and delicate throughout, definite flavour of heathery peat (like highland or speyside)
Relatively short, quite refreshing and palate-cleansing
Originally sampled at: Jolly Toper Tasting 10/04/2014 dubbed ‘The French Connection’