Signatory Single Cask Ardmore 9 Year (Cask #706260)
This specific single cask of Ardmore strikes a unique balance, having been aged in Bourbon Barrels (enhancing the sweeter notes) which previously were used to age Islay whiskies (providing a subtle boost to Ardmore's typical smokiness). It clearly has peat and smoke, but is surprisingly light, smooth, and drinks with a sweet earthiness surrounded by fragrant smoke. The Highland peat pairs well with that re-used Islay cask to yield a complex peat profile that is totally unexpected for something 9 years old: with enough oomph to appease peat freaks but enough delicate complexity for those who find youthful Islay too intense.
Bottle Size: 750ml