Ardmore 9 Years Old 2008 Mossburn No. 6
What they say:
- Built by Teacher’s in 1898 and has remained a part of that Blended Whisky ever since
- The site had barley, peat and water and was on the railway
- Its importance to this million case brand has meant that it has never had a presence as a Single Malt
- An unusual Highland these days made from peated barley fermented in wooden washbacks
- This Mossburn bottling was aged in Islay ASB
- Woodsmoke elements and hints of vanilla and apple on the nose
- More smoke and sweeter touches evident in the flavour with a light hint of cloves and woody cinnamon on the finish
What I say
Moving into the Highland region with a classically Peat-smoke influenced Ardmore with a difference as this has been matured in an ex-Islay ASB (American Standard Barrel)
- ABV 46%
- Age 9 Years Old
- Bottler Mossburn
- Bottling Vintage Casks No. 6
- Cask Ex-Islay ASB
- Category Single Malt Whisky
- Cost £55
- Origin Ardmore Distillery
- Outturn n/a
- Region Highland
- Released 2018
- Vintage 2008
My tasting notes:
- Appearance Manzanilla (2/20), medium-large, oily tears and medium legs.
- Nose Smoked, soft woodsmoke, citrus lemon, floral blossom, apple, vanilla, touch of medicinal/phenolic peat, sweet phenols, germolene and band-aid plasters
- Taste Neutral at first, thick barley malt, gentle woodsmoke, smoking sawdust or wood chips, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, earthy, coffee.
- Finish Medium-long, sweet, caramel, fudge, woodsmoke and hints of salt/coastal influences.
- Overall An eclectic mix of soft Highland heather brush smoke or beech wood smoke which transitions into diluted Islay peat smoke and coastal influences.
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