A nice and round sherried nose! Fatty and meaty. Reminds me a bit of bacon. Also there is a sweet and sour layer in like late season tangerines. Cinnamon. The combination of this lighter peaty flavors and the Ardmore profile deliver a pleasing nose once again!
At first the young age and high abv make this feel a bit tart upon arrival. It can handle some water like a champ! With water it gets more accessible and opens up. Milk chocolate with milk cream inside is what comes to my mind.
The medium long finish gives me some cigarette tobaccos, cinnamon, milk chocolate and cocoa. A wee wet cardboard edge at the end but within the right limits.
Superb Ardmore that is both enjoyable as well as entertaining.