Category: Ardmore

SMWS 66.60 Caribbean wedding on the beach

The Whiskyphiles SMWS 66.60 Bottles

urprised to find this was from Ardmore and is lightly peated. There was a dry/dusty note throughout that should have have given me the heads-up on the peaty influence but it is very subtle and well-incorporated. I was too taken with nailing down the ethereal tropical fruity flavours in this that swirled away from the tongue almost as soon as they had been discovered. An alluring dram, this was easy drinking and very enjoyable. Perhaps I should have spent a little longer with this one and tried a little water, though it clearly didn’t require water to enjoy it. 83/100

Ardmore Traditional Cask

Not bad for an introductory dram, this has some body and a little complexity to it. I was hoping for a fuller palate from the nose but this appears to be a little thin, sharper and more prickly than I was expecting. There is a slightly chewy nature from this and the more you work with it the more the peaty nature comes out. A drop of water separates the sweet and peaty elements which for me sadly didn’t improve this whisky. 76/100