This Ardmore 2010 is completely exclusive to The Whisky Shop. This special bottling is a dram that was chosen by us, and after a taste we think you will be able to see why. This is a peated single malt whisky that lives in the space in-between with multi-faceted flavours. It uses a traditional style of peating that produces a lightly peated spirit. Part of the Octave series, this then spent a final six months finishing period in a tiny octave cask, imparting a great depth of character to the liquid. It aged for 11 years in oak casks, being awoken from its slumber in 2021. A run of just 76 bottles has been produced. We think this spirit captures the essence of what makes Ardmore such a unique and cherished home of whisky. It walks the tightrope between sweet, spicy, and richness superbly. This cask strength dram arrives without chill filtration or artificial colouring.
On the nose one can find aromas of honey, cinnamon spice, and a waft of peat smoke. The palate is full of sweet honey, smoky charcoal notes, creamy vanilla, and vague hints of spicy notes. The finish is full bodied, silky smooth, and wonderfully lingering.