Ardmore 30
Added on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 07:58 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 30 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 53.70 % Region: Highland
  Price: $450 Availability: Specialty Stores
1428 Bottles for the US
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose has moderate cherry/berry scents, dijon mustard, tinge of smoke, chocolate. Palate -- ooh -- chocolate, toffee, and that mustard/spice/smoke thing. Medium-sweetness. Quite rich without being too much of anything. There's also something in the background that tastes like I'm chewing on carnations. Hey, I really like this! Finish is long, where the smoke emerges more and sticks around longest, with a little black pepper. Gets dryer in a way that's a nice contrast to the palate. Reveals different characteristics on every few sips.  B+/A- 
N: Candy corn, brown sugar, lightly floral, and some herbal notes on the exhale (after drinking).
P: Buttery, fruity, and sweet with a gingery peat registering later with some salty tartness.
F: This is where the peat really comes out, but it's still delicate (and tasty).   Finishes dry and refreshing, I dig this a lot. 

N: Caramel or butterscotch.  Not really distict though


P:  Oily and buttery.   Port Ellen less peated .  Honeysuckle, floral.  Hints of cinnamon, and cognac.  Nice.



Nose:  Malt forward with a bit of glue or solvent; some slight smoke at the back which grows stronger until it dominates...sort of a smoked fish type of smoke.

Palate:  Light peat, sweet malty notes with some fruit on the back and a bit of oak. 

A nice, lightly peated malt with good balance of sweetness, peat and malt.  B+/A-

Upon the reveal:  wow, shocked that this is 30 years old, still very vibrant and even young seeming, very few older, oaky notes to it. 
Warm Peanut brittle nuttiness with tart citrus and a fair bit of salt. Nuttiness is present on the palate with toasted maltiness, toffee, pears and some sherry notes. Finish is a bit briney and lasts a while. 
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