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Ardmore - Traditional Cask

Very Nice Daily Dram

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@KutterReview by @Kutter

17th May 2011


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I bought this bottle in Kansas City for 35$. I think I made the best deal in town at that time. I have tasted it previously during a whisky event along with the Ardmore 30 years old. I found during that evening that I liked better the tradional cask, but it was hard to do a proper review with those small event samples.

Now that I have my own bottle, I can take more time to taste it

Nose: It is peated indeed, but it is not the same peat that we found is Islay malt. It is interesting, more plant-like than organic. There isn't the smoke associated to it. Some pear and vanilla with a hint of toffee. very nice.

Palate: The taste is good, peated first than more fruity.

Finale: Longer than I expected for a young malt. A lingering taste of peated fruits makes you delay the next sip to enjoy the most of it.

This is a very very good daily dram at a more than affordable price for peat lovers out there. It is well balanced and has a nice complexity.

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