.ardmore – legacy

A highland distillery with a peated malt in its portfolio is still quite a rare sight, but more and more distilleries are releasing such malts. A highland distillery specializing in peated malts however, is another thing. Ardmore however is predominantly using (lightly) peated malt for their distillate, and therefore has a portfolio where it is more rare to find an unpeated variant. The Legacy is their entry level malt, which has replaced their Traditional in 2014.

40% abv, €40, single malt, chill filtered

 sweet, vanilla, hay, tobacco, a chocolate sweet note, a hint of smoke, burned popcorn, earthy, mushrooms, citrus, orange-peel
Palate: sweet, floral, honeycomb, dried fruit, raisins, a touch of milk-chocolate, tobacco leaves, spicy, black pepper, nutmeg, cumin
Finish: spicy, black pepper, milk-chocolate, fresh, mint, rather short
Mark: +++/++ 
Conclusion: Okay, but not a stunner, as is to be expected of this entry level malt.

Many thanks to Ardmore for sending us the sample as part of the #TheArdmoreWhisky twitter tasting


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