Ardmore batch #2
7 in stock
- Bourbon cask
- 11 year old
- 56% abv cask strength
- Only 67 Bottles
Limited to a mere 67 bottles – Batch 2 of 3 from a single bourbon cask.
Our mission was to bring you three different whiskies at three different ages, all from cask #1313/2009.
Batch 1 gave us an exciting 9 year old Oloroso finished delight, adding rich spiciness. Batch 3 is now being finished in a small PX cask and now the highly anticipated batch 2 lets you experience the original bourbon cask at 11 years of age.
This is a completely unique window into the finishing and ageing process of whisky.
Batch 2 introduces softer more rounded Highland peat than it predecessor but it’s equally big on flavour and character with a freshness and vibrancy that is sure to delight.
Highland peat has been perfectly softened through 11 years of carefully curated maturation. Smoky bacon and earthy elements are complimented by the sweeter notes from the cask. There’s an element of sour cherries keeping the sweeter notes in check and balancing the evocative aromas.
Soft rounded peat conducts an orchestra of flavour and introduces a light touch of creamy mocha, Highland toffee and a very faint dusting of cocoa. There’s fresh cut hay with floral heather notes giving an outdoor freshness. The natural oiliness presents a rich mouthfeel without impacting the fresher elements of this intriguing dram. One to contemplate, consider and take your time with. It’s much more relaxed and controlled than its 9 year old sibling but with added complexity, illustrating the impact of further ageing.
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The medium length finish adds a touch of black treacle and burnt toffee to bonfire embers and burnt hay