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2000 Gordon & Macphail Connoisseurs Choice Ardmore 21 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
A pre 2001 coal-era distillation for collectors and Ardmore purists.
Owners Beam Suntory are releasing older bottlings of this 'classic peated Highlander' and now the indies are following suit. Savvy collectors will note that this was distilled during the period when the stills were coal-fed. That ended in 2001. According to scotchwhisky.com "...When the fires came out, the distillery team spent seven months creating new steam coils with kinks in them to replicate the ‘hot spots’ in the stills which had contributed this flavour." This 21 year old G&M bottling comes matured in a single refill sherry hogshead (No.1695) and promises notes of sweet sherry, almonds, stewed forest fruits and festive spices rounded off by cured meats and bonfire embers. You'll also get terrific intensity of flavour at 57.1% ABV and non chill filtered. Originally exclusive to French retailer, La Maison du Whisky, the outturn was 237 bottles. We have a fraction of that on offer. Collectable.