N22 Sweet peat and rich malt, creammy with some orangy citrus notes
T21 Soft creamy and quite full bodied,sweet gristy peat and malt,lightly spiced with a touch of salt.
F 22 Long, mouthcoating oily peat, vanilla and spice(licorice and salt)
B22 Rich creamy and peaty, quite sweet but not overbearingly so.
Worth a crack IMHO
It's a terrific malt!
Ardmore stands out from the crowd a bit, because it uses a slightly higher level of peat in its malt than its Speyside neighbours. Also, until 2002, it was using direct-fired stills, which many acknowledge produced a richer, fuller spirit than steam-heating.
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I second that, Admiral. There was/is a 1992 bottling of an Ardmore in the Un-chilfiltered Collection of Signatory my friends thougth to be an Islay malt. They would not believe me when I said it was a Speyside malt.
Ardmore is one of the fewer and fewer Highland malts made with some peat. Glen Garioch is not peated anymore since reopening after the 1997 refurbishment I was told.
Alas the 1987 from Gordon&MacPhail is a bit more on the sherried side and does not show any peat at all. So I guess that you should not pick your choice of Ardmore blind.
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