Ardmore / Berry Bros and Rudd

Ardmore 2009 11 Year Old BBR Small Batch Review

Ardmore 2009 11 Year Old BBR Small BatchAnother from the Berry Bros and Rudd tasting pack with Royal Mile Whiskies is this small batch Ardmore is ex Islay casks.

Ardmore is a dram that due to the supermarket pricing gets a fair bit of stick but it's a really tasty smoky dram that comes with something sweet and interesting underneath.

Usually peated to around 12-16PPM this small batch of around 5 casks has been filled into ex-islay casks, from the Laphraoig distillery who are now all part of the same stable, and shows something really interesting with this level of peatiness coming in.

Coastal BBQ seafood is something that will put some people off, described as Cullen Skink on the night it is a note i fully agree with and appreciate, this is creamy, fruity, seafoody and coastal, utterly delicous too.

If this sounds like a dram you would like grab one now from Royal Mile Whiskies.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

creamy, Coastal, seafood, driftwood and bbq'd fish with sea air, liquorice, hints of ozone and fruits coming through tingles of juicy pears hiding in here too

Palate

theres a hint of vegetal note in here for me, liquorice and ozone, some sweet fruit elements here too, creamy still  creamy fruity sweet

Finish

creamy, fruity, smoky, delicious

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Ardmore 2009 11 Year Old BBR Small Batch
Age: 2009 Vintage
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Ardmore
Bottler: Berry Bros and Rudd
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland
Posted: 15/11/2020 by Tom



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