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Ardmore - Traditional Cask

Wonderful for the price

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tReview by @teruo

1st Jun 2012


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In my humble opinion, this is one of the best offerings that one can purchase at the LCBO for it's price.

I picked up a bottle for a little tasting I held with a couple of friends and while it wasn't the winner, we all agreed that bang for your buck, it was the best in that regard.

Nose: Toffee and apple with a hint of vanilla.

Palate: Peated for sure, but not overpowering so those that may not like a peated scotch will still find this one enjoyable. It starts off creamy with a honey comb taste, then the fruits start to show. Peaches perhaps.

Finish: Fairly long giving a nice warming sensation.

Conclusion: For $45 at the LCBO, it's a great deal. From what I can gather it's part of their vintages section and not a normal stock item so I bought a couple extra bottles to keep me going until the next time they have this in stock. The last batch was released in April 2012 and is almost sold out across their stores.

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michaelschout commented

I agree, it's an excellent value. I actually really struggled to find the peat on the palate, but I definitely tasted it on the finish and smelled it on the nose. After this I'm really interested in tasting other Ardmore expressions, but it seems they're not too easy to come by.

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teruo commented

I found what helped with finding the peat was that we had this dram right after we had an Auchentoshan 12 year. However the next time I had it on it's own, I found the peat to be less noticeable on the palate. I agree, after trying this I really wanted to taste other Ardmore's but that's going to be a challenge.

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