Gordon & MacPhail

Ardmore

1985

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 8
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Specifications
Brand: Ardmore, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 1985
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 1999
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Doug McIvor
Nose: Heady, fruity and faintly medicinal.
Palate: Big, malty, sherryish with background sooty smoke.
Finish: Spicy, smoky and dry.
Comment: Big and old fashioned feel.
7.5
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Carbolic soap. Smoke, beeswax, church-like.
Palate: Flavours tightly bound together, and reluctant to unfurl. At first, a retrained, malty sweetness, then suddenly a surge of incense-like smokiness, this happens more easily after a dash of water.
Finish: Cereal-grain oiliness. Fairly dry, but soothing.
Comment: I have always thought of Ardmore as having a rather bluff character, but on this occasion I found it both welcoming and comforting.
7.5
Visit the distillery
Ardmore Distillery, Kennethmont, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Scotland
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