Re: ARDMORE QUARTER CASK
Well, I rushed out and bought it.
I have only ever had Ardmore as one half of "Peat Monster". At first i thought the QC a bit one dimensional. Now it's been open a few days, and a a few drams in, it seems to have more character, or else i'm getting used to it. It's not bad - definitely different.
I find a typical speyside note, also apparent in, say, the Glenfiddich Solera, the Mac FO 10 and even the (surprisingly good)Lidl "Ben Bracken"(which some say is Tamnavulin) - a sort of grassy, cereal, butterscotch-but-not-sweet characteristic.
But in all the examples above that gives way to sweetness, whereas the Ardmore becomes peaty and dry!
Interesting, then, and increasingly enjoyable. Good, yes, but...not as nice as the Ardbeg 10!(similar strength, similar price!)