Ardmore 16 Year Old (2003) - Old Particular by Douglas Laing
Douglas Laing's Old Particular range of Scotch Whiskies are a particularly unique series of individually hand-selected, aged Single Cask Single Malts and Single Grains from all over Scotland. Each is bottled exactly the way the Distiller intended: without colouring or chill-filtration, and at high alcohol strength. This combination allows the cask to retain the naturally present oils, fats and enzymes in the spirit that enhance the quality of the nose, the mouthfeel and flavour profile of the Whisky. Keeping the spirit “as natural as it gets” allows you to experience the Whisky straight from the cask, transporting you to a dark, damp Distillery warehouse with every sip.
Ardmore was built in 1898 by Adam Teacher to ensure supply for the Teachers blended whisky. No shrinking violet, producing up to 5.5M litres of spirit per annum, and mostly peated. Indie bottlings of this highland gem are always well regarded and sought after.
This bottling of single cask Ardmore was distilled in 2003 and matured for 16 years in a refill hogshead.
Notes from the bottler: "smoky oak, buttered caramel, charred wood and washed-up seaweed. Lingers long and deliciously with dried fruits, earthy peat and damp leaves". CSL
700mL. 48.4% VOL. From a single cask of only 307 bottles.