Scotch Whisky Review: A Pair of 18 and 19 Year Old Ardmore

Today we’ll have a go at the rightmost two bottles!

Ardmore 2003 Maltbarn 18 Year Old / 51.9% ABV

Tasted neat

  • Nose: a little smoke, smores, floral; lilacs, ground nutmeg, and clover
  • Taste: some peat smoke, honey, blackberry, leather, brown sugar, and a hint of citrus
  • Finish: medium, sweet, with vanilla, and sherry

Ardmore 1999 Archives 19 Year Old / 55.8% ABV

Tasted neat

  • Nose: peat smoke, camphor, salt spray, honeysuckle, vanilla, and lemon slices
  • Taste: oaky, rich toasted sugar with crushed almonds, peat smoke, some iodine, and lemon peel
  • Finish: medium; oily tropical fruits



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