The first nose corresponds exactly to my expectations. First sherry over which gentle smoke is laid, then a subtle floral and later cinnamon notes. The sherry does not appear to be overpowered, does not kill you with its force and is very nicely integrated.
The Ardmore comes across as very oily and heavy, and you can already tell in the mouth the incredibly present spice and ginger spiciness that is pushed through the sherry.
The finish has a lot of light and some shade.
First, the spiciness and spiciness is still dominant, followed by a great and not too intrusive smoke note.
Then the finest dark chocolate slides in. Very nice. Unfortunately, one notices a slight metallic note, which is probably due to the only 10 years of barrel storage, but that's not really annoying.
Very nice bottling and quality for not a lot of money. I'll get another bottle.