Serving as an embodiment of the sense of community of Reddit's r/Scotch, this special bottling of Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a display of the hard work and dedication that Scotch enthusiasts across the globe put into their hobby. r/Scotch is a collection of almost 100,000 such aficionados.
A second cask chosen to accompany the first (Wardhead), this Ardmore was too special to ignore. This bottling comes from Ardmore's distilling season in 2008. After spending 11 years maturing in a bourbon barrel, it was dumped and bottled at natural cask strength by Morrison & MacKay. Devoid of coloring or filtering, this single malt Scotch whisky seeks to display what peat and bourbon maturation can do. A standout when tasted blind among many other samples, this cask boldly took the panels attention in the peated malt category.
Nose: Soft peat, gentle smoke, salt, burnt sugar, ash, bacon, bit of oak and vanilla.
Palate: Oak, pepper, salt, sweet smoked meats, funky damp peat, a touch bitter on the back end.
Finish: Medium length. Oak, pepper and Peat.