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Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 2007 SMWS 66.179
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- SMWS Tasting Notes: It’s all rather apocalyptic at first with these big, ashy, charred wood notes alongside seaweed and abandoned barns and hay lofts. The aftermath of something monolithic. Lots of old bicycle parts, leaking engine oils, drifting boiler smoke and hot kiln air. A few smoked meats and a lick of sweetness from salted caramel. Water brings out a curious note of pea and mint soup. Then smoked German beers, antiseptic, bacon jam with ripe goats cheese and a little tarry brine. Some throat lozenges, menthol cherry sweets and lightsaber-induced charcoal. The palate is oily at first. Slick with bacon fat, heather ales, cough mixtures, tiger balm, earthy mushroom powder and dried tarragon. Some mutton stovies and dried muesli. With water it’s back to greasy engine parts, grimy peat, smoked fish cakes, oatmeal, black olives, cordite, shotgun smoke and struck flints.