Ardnamurchan AD/07.21:05 Single Malt 700ml


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Ardnamurchan AD/07.21:05 Single Malt is bottled at 46.8% ABV

Notes from the folks at Whisky Fun:

This new one is a vatting of peated and unpeated Ardnamurchan and consists in 2/3 ex-bourbon and 1/3 ex-sherry wood. They wouldn’t say if the latter was treated with paxare…, I mean PX or not. Last year’s ‘AD/09.20:01’ (boy they do not make our lives easy, do they) had been quite splendid already (WF 86).

Colour: white wine.

Nose: visiting a working distillery that’s still got malting floors. Barley, grist, husk, mash, yeast, wash, low wines, spirit and the manager’s old Range Rover stalled in the Distillery’s car park. Of course this is complete fiction, but this nose is pretty perfect, with a whole pool of oil in the background.

Mouth: feels much peatier than on the nose, vegetal, a tad curry and wasabi-like, with some umami, savoury notes, tobacco, black tea leaves, Seville oranges, bell pepper, black pepper, horseradish (or more wasabi), and even a wee feeling of bison grass. Remember Zubrowka? I find it rather austere, rather wonderfully austere.

Finish: long, peaty, grassy, vegetal, with some saltiness and just a touch of kumquat. Comments: wonderful pepperiness here, I’d wager it’s not easy to get this kind of balance right.

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