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  • Writer's pictureKris

Ardmore 2009 13YO 50% (IB, PST-Thompson Bros)

Updated: Jun 25, 2023


Herb peat, oily, zesty and salty

Nice scale: 82/100

Distilled at Ardmore distillery on the 16th December 2009, aged for 13 years in refill barrel and bottled on January 2023 at 50%. Single cask yielding 249 bottles.

Ardmore 2009 13YO 50%

Nose: Reminds me of some of the MOM Inchfad 2007 15YO's characters, the watery peatiness. Smoke and olives, sea breeze coming through your nose. Light sweetness and just a veggie vibe- greens, just some greens.

Mouth: Orange, herb and dry soil peat, zesty and some oak spice. Nothing much to explore, peat, orange & oak.

Finish: Oily and zesty. After a few sips, it gets salty, like salted vegetables mixed with seawater.

Just one of those releases you will forget with time, nothing memorable nor nothing is overall distributing. Just like the label, it's on the dull side. And this label is the mono tune of Ardlair 2010 11 YO PST. Funny....

Nice Scale: 82/100

Price is good for a single cask. I like the nose, suitable for daily dram if the saltiness is not so strong (and getting stronger over time).

Say no more if you need some sodium.


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