I am very impressed with the second official bottling. The first one still had an imbalance for me that I would not have expected from Ardnamurchan. The second release has everything I expect from a young whisky that is supposed to show the distillery character.
Boy nose. Slightly dirty with honey notes. Obvious smoke. Citrus fruits, lemon zest, bread dough, sourdough, yeast, cereals. Becomes more and more harmonious with a little time. I don't find the sherry content of allegedly 35%, it should have been 2nd or 3rd fill. Green apple, leafy vegetables and mineral notes.
Clear peat and sweetness. I really like it. Much rounder than the first bottling. Not very complex, it gains strength over time and then also shows fruity notes of citrus and ripe apples and pears.
Medium length, round and very pleasant. Peat and sweetness stop nicely.