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.
Nose: sweet, vanilla, hay, tobacco, a chocolate sweet note, a hint of smoke, burned popcorn, earthy, mushrooms, citrus, orange-peel
Many thanks to Ardmore for sending us the sample as part of the #TheArdmoreWhisky twitter tasting