N: Peaty, malty and yeasty like walking in a beer brewery. Also berries and lemon.
T: Very full because of the high abv and nice typical Ardmore smoke and subtle peaty notes.
F: A bit drying and pepper.
I had the change of tasting the rum as well, the cask this Ardmore matured in for 7 months. This Captain’s Catch Rum was previous matured in a Rioja Crianza wine cask. So, very interesting to compare! Think I picked up the berries, in the nose, from the Rioja cask. The rum had a lot of berries, tannins and fruity notes.
I really like these young Ardmore drams because of the non prevelant peaty and sublte smoke notes.
Good work gents of King Cask! Looking forward to the Linkwood :)