Ardmore 16 (Gordon & MacPhail 1998/2015 Binny’s Selection Cask #5587) Review

This is a 16 year Ardmore that was matured in a refill sherry hogshead, selected by Binny’s, and bottled by G&M at 55.5% ABV.

Nose: Fruity sherry with a bit of a sulphur note – bananas, caramelized apples, glazed donuts, and some gunflint.

Palate: Sherry takes a spicy turn with red pepper flakes and nutmeg – oak presents quite dry with tart apples dusted with cinnamon.

Finish: Turns heavily herbal as sherry fades rapidly. Spicy peppers remain on tip of tongue as musty oak takes hold in the rear palate.

Rating: 87/100 – One of the spicier sherried expressions I’ve tried which results in a nice contrasting profile.

Value for the money: This retailed for $100 at Binny’s which is a pretty fair price for what you get.

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