Usually peated malts from the Scottish islands tend to be quite challenging with oodles of peat and smoke. This peated single malt is unusual as its an Ardmore 2011 from the Highlands which has a less intense smoke & peat profile. 330 Bottles.
Ardmore Distillery is in Aberdeenshire (origin of The Black Angus steak) and inland from the seaport of Aberdeen in the North East of Scotland.
Partner this Ardmore dram with the soft sweetness of Sicilian Marsala in a hand-built custom cask. These use a combination of American first fill Bourbon & new French Limousin oak staves with a custom char. This Double Oak cask in combination with the “solto” sweetness of Marsala creates a special flavor profile. The result is a new character as befits the Italian influence from Sicily.
Its quite simply Firkin Bellissimo… Sumptuous Peat… Single Cask Single Malt
The dulcet sweetness of Sicilian Marsala matched with this unusually peated Highland Single Malt from Ardmore creates a sumptuous and balanced Single Cask Single Malt. A superb release which has all the right flavors by the spadeful. A big dose of fresh peated malt and coffee infused oak ends with bonfire smoke and a lingering finish of dry smokiness.