I have tried very hard not to let the cask autosuggest things that possibly are not there, but what can I say, some things just come out anyway. I think the nose is superior, the palate is fine but the finish is a bit lacking if I was to compare it to other cask strength Ardmores. Was I expecting an off the scale Ardmore? No. This is a decent cask strength Ardmore and I like the novelty of knowing the provenance of the cask (something that has been mentioned on other whiskies especially when the prior whisky was an Islay). But at the price paid this is a no-brainer. Buy it if it is affordable for you.
yes of course peat, but in amongst the bourbon notes there is something more coastal like salt grass or maybe fresh seaweed. I have no idea where Laphroaig is actually matured but there is that tang of the coast. More like a Caol Ila than an Ardmore.
clean, not as dry as some Ardmores, but still staying away from the sweet; some tart gooseberries
just short of medium; it leaves something of a synthetic hole, nothing too alarming but not the satisfying ebb I was hoping for. Perhaps the youth shows through here.