The Library Collection – DISTILLED AT ARDMORE
DISTILLED 2002 – BOTTLED 2017
EX. BOURBON HOGSHEAD
NATURAL COLOUR. NON CHILL-FILTERED. 46%VOL.
18 in stock
Medicinal and meaty
Peat fire embers and smoked ham
Thick, honeyed and intriguing
COLOUR: Mid gold.
NOSE: Initially, like a doctor’s surgery in the ‘70’s – iodine, bandages, carbolic – thenmore complex, menthol and aromatic. The medicinal morphs into meaty – like a bad Tarrantino movie – old butcher’s block and heavily smoked ham. Salty. Intriguing smokiness intensifies – peat fire embers and newly snuffed out candles (with warm wax). Fresh walnuts.
PALATE: Smooth, oily texture. More warming peat than medicinal now. Rich,savoury/sweet, juicy-fruit. Lush bourbon vanilla wraps around the smoke. Light spice. Hint of rubber. Caraway seed. Smoked German sausages anyone?
FINISH: Great interplay of the smoky, savoury and the buttery. Rich, thick and aromatic. Long heather honey finish.