Ardmore 20yo vintage 1996 is a whisky bottled 2017, it has been aged in 1st Fill Bourbon Casks & Ex-Islay Casks and has a avb of 49,3%.
I haven’t tried much from Ardmore and this 20 year old whisky hopefully will impress.
Here are some tasting notes from Master of malt
Nose: Earthy peat is present from the start, with clean citrus notes of melon and lemon underneath.
Chocolate digestives, honey, red apple and old oak round off an impressive nose.
Palate: Peppery peat develops more, not drying, but heating and softening the palate to reveal a robust vanilla that maintains among flares of flamed orange peel.
Crushed summer berries and Scottish alfresco notes of freshly Scots pine and thick, meadow grass join with aplomb.
Finish: A light, honey’d finish, elegant peat carries throughout that lets a needed sweetness permeate, with the gentle presence of a sprig of rosemary.