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Gordon & MacPhail Ardmore 1985 Tasting notes and reviews

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Gordon & MacPhail Ardmore 1985

Brand
Gordon & MacPhail
Expression
Ardmore 1985
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
40.00%
Vintage
1985
Produced at
Gordon & MacPhail ~ Ardmore Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.gordonandmacphail.com
Availability
Worldwide except US

Michael Jackson

75
Nose
Carbolic soap. Smoke, beeswax, church-like.
Palate
Flavours tightly bound together, and reluctant to unfurl. At first, a retrained, malty sweetness, then suddenly a surge of incense-like smokiness, this happens more easily after a dash of water.
Finish
Cereal-grain oiliness. Fairly dry, but soothing.
Comment
I have always thought of Ardmore as having a rather bluff character, but on this occasion I found it both welcoming and comforting.

Doug McIvor

75
Nose
Heady, fruity and faintly medicinal.
Palate
Big, malty, sherryish with background sooty smoke.
Finish
Spicy, smoky and dry.
Comment
Big and old fashioned feel.
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    Ardmore Distillery
  • Kennethmont. Huntly. Aberdeenshire. Scotland. AB54 4NH
  • Tel : +44 1464 831 213

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