Nose : Superbly rich, earthy, and chocolatey with delicate hints of game smoke in the background. Notes of licorice and cough medicine. An excellent mix of farmyard, earthy, smoky, and sherry notes.
Palate : The promise of the nose is followed very convincingly. Flavors of chocolate, leather, earth, wood spices, but also wax, camphor, mastic, and smoked dark fruits. A nice sherry influence but still very clearly in Ardmore’s style.
Finish : Long and heading towards tar resins, wood oils, leather, and sooty waxes.