This 18 year old Ardmore was distilled in 1992 and bottled from ex-bourbon barrels in 2011. It is one out of 209 bottles from the independent bottler Liquid Sun. The smell is peated and with hints of citrus and caramel.
Just like the smell there is citrus on the palate, but this time the peat is much more noticeable. The finish is just great and as the tasting notes diminish hints of sweet caramel and toffee appears. Perfect transition from the citrus.
It isn’t that complex, but the balance is spot on for this whisky! This is indeed liquid sunshine! I will rate this 89/100 (22/22/23/22).