Ardmore 2002/2021 Caora N°11

Ardmore 2002/2021 Caora N°11

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    Style Single Malt Scotch
    Country Scotland
    Region Highland
    Distillery Ardmore
    Bottler Caora
    Distillation Date February 2002
    Bottling Date September 2021
    Age 19 years
    Maturation Refill Barrel
    Cask 319
    Alcohol 55.2%vol
    Volume 50cl
    Outturn 141 Bottles
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    Ardmore 19 yo 2002/2021 (55.2%, Caora, cask #319, refill barrel, 141 bottles) 
    Colour: gold. Nose: this is more like it, pure Ardmore. All on soft farmyard earthiness, coal smoke, mud, sheep wool, aged mead, heather honey and soft medicinal embrocations. I have a soft spot for this profile of subtly peated distillate. With water: rather mustardy, heathery and waxy now - reminiscent of some 1970s Banffs in some ways. Mouth: nicely peppery attack on arrival. More coal, more honeys, heather beers, rye bread spread with salty butter and touches of aniseed and liquorice. Plenty going on to enjoy here. With water: perfectly balanced between aniseed, wee wood spices, heather smoke, coal embers and honeys. Finish: good length, more heather, honey, sweetish beers, breads and herbal medicines. Comments: I know Ardmore isn't for everyone, but I'm very much a fan. It remains a pretty old school and idiosyncratic make. This one is top class! 
    88 points. 

     

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