The nose begins with a light mineral note accompanied by delicate smoke. Red fruits slowly show up, a hint of nuttiness. After a few minutes in the glass, the fruits will spread out more and more.
A very spicy, powerful start. The sweetness of the PX kegs is right there. Strawberries, dark cherry. A pleasant, oily body. The smoky note vibrates discreetly on the palate without being overwhelming.
Here the smoke comes to the fore for the first time and covers the throat. A warming finish with a slight bitterness and sweet vanilla.
All in all a successful Ardmore, which was still cautious on the nose, but knows how to convince in the body.