Just as promised, another night with a fire and a peated single malt from Gordon & MacPhail. This time the 1996 Ardmore.
I tasted a few single malts from this distillery, but this one is new for me. This Highland single malt has been matured for about 17 years in a re-fill Sherry hogshead. I love sherry matured Whisky so I’m very curious about this one.
Distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2013.
Refill Sherry hogshead.
And yes… there are definitely Sherry influences, sweet, dried fruits, green apple and some really nice smokiness.
It starts very soft and sweet, but soon my mouth is full of wonderful flavors. Sherry, green apple, some tropical fruits, oak, smoke and a little bit of peat.
A medium long finish with again the wonderful smoke and sweetness.
I really did not expect this! And I mean… this could be a bottle I would buy. A very nice balanced Whisky with a lot of fine influences of the cask. I can understand why G&M selected this one to use in their line-up for “The wood makes the Whisky”.
Thanks Gordon & MacPhail.