Insider knowledge: Ardmore 16 Year Old 1996 Cask 8020 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Ardmore 16 Year Old 1996 Cask 8020 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Wood ash and hints of smoked meat. A little gingernut, barley and allspice.
Palate: Oily, spicy palate with big notes of wood smoke and pepper.
Finish: Citrusy finish. Hints of wood ash on the tail.
Overall: A smouldering, spicy Ardmore...