Gordon & MacPhail

1990, Cask Strength

ABV 55.8%
REVIEWED Issue 54
Specifications
Brand: Ardmore, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 1990, Cask Strength
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 55.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
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Ardmore Distillery, Kennethmont, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Floral, tangy. Honeysuckle. Green oak. Lemon balm. A briny hint. Develops into creamier aromas. Vanilla waffles.
Palate: Unexpectedly smooth and sweet. Grassy, malty with a touch of bitter almond. Pear drops. Dries out on a dusty hint.
Finish: Sweet, long, almondy. Touch of mint.
Comment: A hidden complexity on the palate. A malt to give you a tender kick on 'one of those days, you know...'
8.0
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: An oily peatiness then comes mustard powder and freshly bleached lino floor and a hint of rubber (not necessarily a bad thing).
Palate: Initially more on the lifted, lemony, estery side undercut with smoke. Very sweet with good balance. With water the smoke returns.
Finish: Oily, phenolic.
Comment: Jim Beam, will you PLEASE do what Allied failed to and release Ardmore as a single malt? It's criminal this distillery isn't better known.
7.8
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