Details of the bottler:
ARDMORE - Chapter # 4.1 - Port Cask Finish - Cask Strength 60.4% vol.
10 years - finish in the State Hofkeller zu Würzburg, in the red wine cellar of the Residenz Würzburg
About this whisky
This Ardmore was distilled on October 13th, 2009 in the Scottish Highlands at the Ardmore distillery. There he matured his first years in the ex-bourbon barrel. On April 3, 2019, it was then stored in the State Hofkeller zu Würzburg, more precisely in the red wine cellar. The whisky stopped there for 14 months at Bubu, in one of the most beautiful places in the city, oh what I say, the country! This historic place, like the residence above, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The storage location is characterized by some special features: on the one hand, the air is extremely dry, on the other hand, it is unusually warm. This starting point and the relatively small Rundlet Cask led - in addition to a great finish - to an Angels' Share of over 20% last year. At the same time, the alcohol content hardly dropped. The whisky was bottled on June 24th, 2020. That left 179 bottles, the official Chapter # 4.1. The outer packaging was made especially for this whisky. As always, every bottle saves a tree, the tree donation certificate can be obtained via the NFC chip in the label.
Of course we thought about “barrel strength or drinking strength”. The Ardmore has a whopping 60.4% vol. on the speedometer. In fact, we all immediately agreed: we have to bring it out in Cask Strength! Sure, you notice the alcohol on the first sip, but the tongue gets used to it the second sip and it is even at over 60% vol. pleasant in the mouth. The word "Ardmore Port Cask" is also an anagram for "Cheers Rocker Adam". I don't know who Adam is, but one thing is clear, this is a whisky for rockers! Subtle smoke, strong onset, red fruits and a long finish. The colleagues from the storage location would say "der wags" (Lower Franconian for a long finish). You have it on your tongue for a while and that's nice, very nice.