Spring is finally here and oh boy, let me tell, I have some great whiskies to write about this Spring, but today I am going to post my fourth post on my Gordon & MacPhail (G&M) whisky series as I’d like finish this out.
Here are the past series posts: Gordon & MacPhail Series Post 1 of 6: Scapa 10 year-old; Gordon & MacPhail Series Post 2 of 6: Benromach 10 year-old; Gordon and MacPhail Series Post 3 of 6: Glenlivet 15 year-old; You can click on the link to read those posts and get more information about G&M.
Adam Teacher first established Ardmore in 1898. The distillery is located in the Speyside Highlands area of Scotland in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire. The distillery is one of the largest distilleries in Scotland and has been expanded twice in its history. It is also one of the few Speyside distilleries that uses peated barley. For this bottling G&M used the distilleries old label on the bottle.
When I first attended this tasting there were three whiskies I was really interested in buying and this was actually one of them. Although I went with the other two, because we didn’t want to break the bank with three bottles, I very much enjoyed this Ardmore.
Nose: apple and fruit notes
Palate: creamy with notes of banana, apple and light notes of peat
Finish: smooth with a slight delightful burn
The cost for this bottle is about $79.99, or at least this is how it was priced there at the tasting. This whisky is simple with no bells and whistles but it is truly delicious. I would certainly buy a bottle for my collection (next time around) and I highly recommend trying. It fits the bill for an every day whisky. It taste good and you can’t beat the price for the quality.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.