Country: Scotland
Region: Highlands
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 40%
Score: 84 points

The Ardmore Legacy. Image courtesy Ardmore/Beam Suntory.This rebranding of Ardmore, long known for its peated Highland single malts, takes the peatiness down a few notches by blending in casks of unpeated Ardmore. The nose retains a light smokiness, with notes of roasted nuts, hot fudge, vanilla, honey, and a hint of malt…along with a note of cooked fruits that becomes more prominent after a few minutes. The taste is tart with linseed oil, lemon furniture polish, a touch of white pepper, vanilla, and honey notes – but little peatiness. The finish is tart with lemon zest, linseed oil, and a hint of licorice that fades away smoothly. (November, 2014)