Ardlair 11yr old 57.5% ABV (A.D.Rattray).

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This whisky was part of the Twitter tasting on the 23rd of September 2021of an A.D.Rattray Cask Collection tasting set, with The Whisky Wire. (Twitter follow buttons can be found at the bottom of this review.)

Distilled at Ardmore distillery, Bourbon barrel # 800144, and available in October 2021 for £64.

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Appearance

White wine in colour, with a lovely thick swirl line and thick legs. #ADRattrayWhisky

Nose

Newly cut grass and a savoury meat note, seared pineapple, vanilla, white pepper, it’s a little fizzy up the nose too. #ADRattrayWhisky

Cereals and grains, and becoming herbaceous, more white pepper with lemon bonbons too. #ADRattrayWhisky

Palate

Lovely and spicy, with chocolate and cigar leaves, orange rind, bitter lemon, slightly earthy, plenty of Oak, and some tannins. Cherries are coming through now, and cranberries with pomegranate. #ADRattrayWhisky

Finish

Quite long, chest warmingly spicy, anise, liquorice, cardamom, nutmeg, Cooked meats, a slightly drying, note and red berries, very nice #ADRattrayWhisky

My thoughts

No surprises when i say that i like this whisky, and i do enjoy Independently bottled Ardmore too. I do like the aromas and flavours this dram offers, at cask strength it offers a great experience, and i’d definitely have a bottle.


Notes – This whisky is presented in it’s natural colour, is non chill filtered and bottled at natural cask strength.

Thanks to – A.D.Rattray Independent whisky company, and The Whisky Wire, for the opportunity to sample this whisky.

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