Ardmore 20 yo 1992/2012 (48.6%, Archives, barrel, cask #4764) Five stars Long gone of course, I’m a bit late again. Five years late, pfff… Colour: straw. Nose: this one’s much more austere, sootier, ashier, and indeed more complex. Vegetal oils, barbecued aubergines (don’t ask), metal polish, coal, and then that argan oil that we love so much. So sad that 90% of what’s sold in the world is fake argan oil, but I digress… Mouth: perfect smoky lemon and guavas, and even bananas, camphor, passion fruits, pink grapefruits… Sweet Vishnu, how glorious is this! Extremely well chiselled and super-ultra-clean. Finish: medium, concise, tropical and smoky. Smoked maracujas or something. Comments: some of the very best high-precision Ardmores ever. To think that I needed five years to find out. SGP:555 - 90 points.