Ardmore 30 Years Old was launched
The slightly smoky Highlander was matured in refill and first-fill ex-Bourbon casks
When single malt whiskies of impressive age are released the companies and distilleries drum up the public interest for it. Not in this actual case: The Ardmore 30 yo appeared on the market and nobody was told…
The Ardmore 30 Years is a 1987 Vintage, bottled with 47.2 % ABV, uncoloured and without chill-filtration. It was matured in refill ex-Bourbon casks and finished in first-fill ex-Bourbon casks. It is a limited edition, each bottle is individually numbered.
The producer’s tastingnotes for the Ardmore 30 Years Old
Nose: An initial burst of cinnamon. follows with hints of pineapple and pear, finishing with soft creamy notes.
Taste: Lingering warmth of liquorice and raisins, followed by a hint of mint. Adding water creamy toffee develops and slight peat smoke with wood char.
Finish: Long lasting, dry and sweet with wood spicyness
This hasn’t been the first bottling of a 30-years-old Ardmore. In 2008 another whisky of that age had been released by the distillery, but it only was available in the US.