Carn Mor Ardmore Tasting Notes

Posted: May 18, 2016 in Ardmore, Scotch Whisky A-G

Carn Mor Strictly Limited Ardmore 2011 (4 year old) 46%

Bourbon Hogshead/ Dist: 2011 Btl: 2016/ Tasted: Apr 2016

Young and oily aromas with a vivacious crispness, minerality and plenty of earthy peat. The peat becomes slightly medicinal with time and a light saltiness emerges. Quite weighty for a young malt with some lovely barley sweetness.

The palate is quite barley sweet with crisp, grassy, Sauvignon-esque white fruit, citrus, coal dust and peat smoke. Lovely vibrancy and balance. Long and peaty with a light medicinal/ saltiness on the finish.

Carn Mor Strictly Limited Ardmore 2011 (5 year old) 46%

Bourbon Barrel/ Dist: 2011 Btl: 2016/ Tasted: Sept 2016

Fresh, crisp but slightly gristy on the nose with white fruit, apricot, barley, earthy peat and very subtle peat.

The palate is pleasantly barley but not as evolved as previously bottling as there are some ‘off the still’ notes in the background. Gently spiced on the middle with a good, crisp and oily finish with the ‘off the still’ notes lingering.

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