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21 Feb 2012

Ardmore 1992 (Single Malts of Scotland)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Ardmore

Ardmore 1992 is something many independent bottlers are offering these days. Today we’re trying the release by Single Malts of Scotland.

 

Ardmore 1992 SMOSArdmore 19 yo 1992 (49,3%, Single Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon cask, 207 btl.)

Nose: fairly malty and neutral at first, not too much smoke. Light buttery notes. Some vanilla and soft fruits (peach, papaya, melon). All this mixed with an interesting leafy / mossy character and the lovely sooty, diesel-like aromas that we’ve found in Ardmore before. Mouth: oily mouthfeel, sooty at first. Then a terrific burst of tropical fruits. Lovely balance of fruits and smoke. Light pepper. A nice, slightly medicinal twist towards the end. Very good. Finish: medium long, medium dry with smoked almonds. Unfortunately also a slightly soapy / zesty note which I don’t like too much.

Another great Ardmore 1992, balancing between zesty / mineral notes and tropical fruits, with a smooth underlying sootiness. Sold out at The Whisky Exchange. Update 22/02/2012: back in stock for now.

Score: 90/100

Ardmore 1992 (Single Malts of Scotland) 4 Ruben Luyten 2012-02-21
  • Tim F

    Hi Ruben,

    Delighted that you liked the Ardmore as much as I do. Thankfully, it had only sold out temporarily, we have more stock now, so it’s active on the site again.

    Cheers,

    Tim

  • http://www.whiskynotes.be Ruben

    Great news, thanks for informing Tim.

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