Whisky Review: Hand in Hand Ardmore 2008 Selected by Sansibar Whisky for Liquor Library, Helvetica Bar, Whisky and Alement and The Oak Barrel

Style: Sweet and Smoky Nose:Flinty, mineral-laden tropcial fruits and apricots charged up by vibrant spice. Kamquat, lime peels injecting some lightness into the aroma. Malt loaded with meatiness, ginger shreds, faint brine infused with peat smoke. Finish with sublte liquorice roots. Palate:Crytallized kamquat and jarred apricots leading a smoking hot malt. Ice cool menthol hitting…

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Dram Review: Samaroli 1977 Ardmore

[45%・Distilled in 1977・Bottled in 2003・Samaroli Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Gentle minerals with a light dose of that clean Highland peat smoke.  Freshness from the stone fruits and guava compliment a smooth execution of vanilla.  Classy and chic, the Maestro had once again reinterpreted a distillery brilliantly. Palate & Finish: Caramel fudge with a slice of candied…

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Whisky Review: SMWS 66.82 Ardmore ‘Gritty-turned-pretty’

  Style: Sherry and Funky Nose: A big sherry wave transforms into toffee, coffee beans and wet flour dough. Mineral peat. Slightly meaty, barbecue pork brushed with honey. Smoke from crackling fireplace with bone dry spices. Vanilla and white chocolate slowly emerges with the malt. Unusual but interesting. Palate: Massive toffee, raisins and chocolate touchdown…

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