Soft and smoky…
Morrison Carn Mor Ardmore 2013 7yo Islay Cask
I’m just a sucker for Ardmore. Especially independent bottlings. That rich maltiness and more than a hint of smoke, make for a great dram.
But then, the Morrisons pull this surprising trick: they top dress the malt in an Islay cask!
My rough notes read, “On the nose: Soft and smoky, good malt, fruity, balanced oak. On the palate: Ashy smoke up front, then the oak and malt arrives, finishes dry and smoky”.
Official notes read, “Fresh bonfire smoke, smoked kippers and a finish that leaves the palate revived”.