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Ardmore Traditional Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1000ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
$104. 99 Bottle
$1259.88 Dozen
ABV: 40%
A throwback to when Highland distilleries dried their barley with the sweet smoke of local peat. It's also finished in smaller Quarter Casks, so it's fuller and richer than most, as well as having distinct smokey notes. Non chill filtered.

Other reviews... [46% ABV tasted] My guess, due to an extra fraction of sweetness and spice, is that it is the former [caramel has been added]. All that said, the overall experience remains quite beautiful. And this remains one of my top ten distilleries in the world. 88.5 points 46% Alc./Vol.- Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2019

... This is non-chill filtered and finished in a “Quarter Cask,” similar to Laphroaig Quarter Cask (same owners). Ardmore remains one of the few Speyside whiskies made with peat-smoked malt. Chewy, almost oily-textured, with sweet notes of toffee and caramel up front, followed by emerging damp, earthy peat and bourbon-like notes. The oaky, resinous bourbon lingers through the finish. The bourbon oak intensity dominates to a degree, disrupting the harmony of the remaining flavors. A whisky of great potential, but still waiting to achieve some of it.
80 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: John Hansell (Fall 2008)