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Ardmore Peated:, 46%, NCF, $39 Total Beverage
**Color:** Amber 0 -1 plus slight orange hue, small tears, thin legs.
**Nose:** Peat, malt, pears, oak, coffee, Shoe polish, wax, tea
**Taste:** Slight Burn, peat, brine, tree fruit, apples, pears, honey, ginger, smoke, burnt rubber, burnt toast
**Finish:** Bitter, ginger, soapy, woody
**With Water:** N: Smoke, Peat, Brine, less fruit. T: Tamed burn, pear, peaty.
**Score:** Taste: 65, Value: 10, Uniqueness: 3, By Again: 2 Total: 80
My first impression when I opened the bottle was not bad. This whisky is less peated than a number of Islays, but enough to take note of. The nose and initial taste are not too bad either, but sadly it resolves to a weak, slightly bitter finish that comes across a bit industrial and processed. Depending on the day I might re-score it plus or minus a couple points. Still prefer this to most blends I’ve had.