Replacements are an odd duck. Sometimes we get something better overall, like the main actor in any movie with the Hulk. And sometimes it sucks, like Speed 2: Cruise Control.
Today we have a replacement for Ardmore Traditional Cask, a surprise whisky from 2007 that was peated and aged in quarter casks. Like the Speyside cousin of Laphroaig Quarter Cask, I enjoy it.
Then in 2014, a dark and horrible year (I guess, I was drunk), this cousin was replaced by Ardmore Legacy. And as far as replacements go, there’s pluses and minuses. Note that this idea of being a replacement is now gone, as the Traditional is back.
Pluses: the Legacy is suppose to be older than the younger traditional. Minuses: It’s lower Abv.
So, let’s see how it tastes in general.
Colour: Light honey
Nose: Sour wine, smoke, woody, pear, seasoning…
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