Review #88 - Ardmore 10 2009—2020 Single Cask Nation 58.8% First Fill Bourbon
Nose: Malt, pine tar, vanilla, spiced apples, dry wood smoke, lemon pith. Weirdly reminds me of lemon filled jelly donuts.
Palate: Lemon meringue pie, bright clean wood smoke, parker house rolls, vanilla, coconut, custard.
Finish: Vanilla, black pepper, smoke, lemon, slate.
Final thoughts: Very nice. Balanced, delicious, bright and sprightly. Not much of an after dinner dram, honestly. It's bright and exciting.
Would I buy this: I would, as long as it wasn't too dear.
Would I order this in a bar: It would be a fantastic aperitif!
Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: Definitely.
Verdict: Thumbs up!