This is an american bottling (750ml). I am aware of at least one other 1977-2003 Scott's Ardmore bottled at 700ml with different ABV
Not much left unfortunately
Nose : Nutty, Peaty
Palate : Spicy, woodtannins, peaty. It's not from a very active cask sherrywise, the sherry influence is hard to find, maybe a little fruit sweetness, but I wonder if I would have found that if I didn't sit with the label in front of me. The wood spicyness is delicioius, and the peat is higher than I would expect from a whisky this age, and a whisky that's not from Islay. This proves to me that Ardmore is a great alternative if you love peated Islay's. The cask might not be active from a sherry point of wood, but there's a whole lot of wood spices in this. Mint, nutmeg and vanilla based on a nutty flavoured spirit, which result in a dry experience, despite the faint sweet sherry notes I am possible imaging. The whisky is well balanced and gives you an excellent experience of drinking old peated whisky
Finish : Not that intense but long. The whisky improves with new layers as you have it in the glass or pour more. As your palate get used to the dominant peat, a lot of delicious flavours emerge from the wood.
Comment : I like Ardmore and I like Scott's Selection which always seems to gives solid performs