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2009 Claxton's Exploration Series Ardmore 12 Year Old Single Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Apart from very discreet aromas of cured meats and wood smoke, this brandy cask finished Ardmore is more about dried fruit cake on the nose. Sweet peat is evident but cut back a notch on the palate too, instead, choc brownies and creamy malt feature, trailing off with salted crackers and a sweet, fruity note reminiscent of grilled pineapple. The brandy notes return in the aftertaste. A wonderfully tasty bottling that takes young Ardmore to new malty depths. STR barrique matured. 50% Alc./Vol Non chill filtered.
Notes from the bottlers... Brandy stewed apples, crème brulée, sweet peat, pineapple mint, bonfire embers.