A touch harsh on the nose. Sharp with woody ex-bourbon cask notes. Taste is surprisingly hot and young tasting, quite firey and unrefined. Faint estery fruits. Yikes this tastes young. Hot and not perhaps that well put-together, which is very unfortunate as I have really enjoyed some of Ardmore's standard range. Not horrible but not a particularly good beverage either. Drinkable enough but very simplistic.