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