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Spiritfilled Mythical Beasts Ardlair 11 Year Old


Sale price$80.00

Key Facts About This Whisky

Bottler: Spiritfilled

Founders: Russell Spratley and Ross Archer

Range: Mythical Beasts

Distillery: Ardmore Distillery

Age: 11 Years Old

Region: Highlands, Scotland

Cask Type: PX cask finish

Cask Ref: 800818

Alcohol by Volume: 53.5%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Bottle Size: 700ml

Ardlair 11 Year Old Tasting Notes

Without water

Appearance: A delicate pale straw gold with a soft hue of amber.

Nose: Rich and creamy butterscotch with candied dried fruit and a light hint of fresh green apples.

Palate: A confident hit of orchard fruit, stewed apples and manuka honey with a hint of spices.

Finish: A long and elegant finish offering subtle citrus notes.

With Water

Appearance: A delicate pale straw gold.

Nose: Creamy rice pudding with caramelised toffee with a very subtle tropical pineapple notes.

Palate: A beautiful layer of spice leads the way: cinnamon, ginger and pink peppercorns and set’s up the summer fruit profile of apricots and greengage with a layer of soft caramel.

Finish: A long, complex finish delivering reminders of spicey toffee apples and fresh custard. 

Tasting notes by Lisa McWilliam, Spirits Writer, Great Taste Spirit Judge and Drinks Consultant.

About this Mythical Beasts release

This Single Malt was moved into a Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask for finishing. PX is an intensely sweet and dark sherry complimenting the Ardlair perfectly. The PX cask underwent a special process called New Era Of Cask (NEOC). This process brought out the full flavour profiles of the sherry cask into the whisky. Spiritfilled is the first company to ever use this process in Scotch whisky.

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Russell Spratley and Ross Archer, Founders of Spiritfilled

Meet The Founders

Russell Spratley and Ross Archer

Spiritfilled was founded by two entrepreneurial best friends, who both love whisky. Russell and Ross stared Spiritfilled as cask broker, helping clients around the world to buy and sell quality whisky casks.

As they explored the warehouses of Scotland, somethings Russell and Ross would discover a certain cask that they'd fall in love with. They couldn't part ways with these super special casks, and so decided to bottle these themselves. Mythical Beasts is their independent bottler label, under which they release their single cask whiskies.