No. 6 - Vintage Cask Selection - Ardmore 2008
The Mossburn Vintage Casks range are a collection of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies each issuing from a strictly limited and select batch of casks. Each numbered release will only ever yield a finite number of bottles. While this means that we can never replicate the particular character of this Single Malt, it also o ers an opportunity to sample what we believe to be an exceptional example of the whisky made by one of Scotland’s most distinguished distilleries.
This select single malt has been bottled without any colouring or chill filtration.
No coastal influence here, but plenty of Peat!
Ardmore Distillery is in the Eastern Highlands and stands out because most of its spirit is made from peated barley fermented in 14 wooden washbacks.
Here we have an initial smokiness from the phenols in the barley reenforced by being aged in re-used Islay barrels. This lifts the woodsmoke elements which are then balanced out with some light vanilla and apple notes.
More smoky flavours and sweeter touches are evident in the flavour with a light hint of cloves and woody cinnamon in the finish.