Ardmore Traditional Cask, 46% ABV
Single malt Scotch whisky (Highlands)
Nose: Coal, tar, damp grass. A bit medicinal.
Palate: Peat gives way to sweetness in front of an earthy character.
Finish: More peat with chocolate and wood. Reminds me a bit of the Springbank 15.
Rating (of 100): 92. This malt has a great interplay of smoke and sweetness, while staying dry and crisp. Along with Laphroaig, this makes for one powerhouse portfolio...