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Uncharted Whisky, The Pretender, Ardmore 9 Year Old

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Key Facts About This Single& Malt Scotch

Bottler: Uncharted Whisky Company

Founders: Jack Breslin and Dana de Vos

Release: The Pretender

Distillery: Ardmore

Region: Highlands, Scotland

Age: 9 years

Distilled: November 2013

Bottled: March 2023

Cask Type: Single ex-Laphroaig cask

Cask Ref: UC019

Alcohol by Volume: Cask strength at 58.4%

Outturn: 58 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Bottled: Natural colour and non chill filtered

Ardmore 9 Year Old Tasting Notes

Official tasting notes

Nose: Bright pear drops, pineapple, citrus, coconut and a touch of malt. A hint of mellow smoke.

Palate: Mellow smoke despite the cask strength accompanies lychees, pineapple and a touch of malted barley.

Finish: This bright and zingy, fades to mellow smoke and a beautiful waxy mouthfeel.

Ed's review

Colour: Natural colour, pale straw. Coats the glass with parallel legs gliding down.

Nose: A plate of custard creams next to a log fire. Creamy malt, orange peel, vanilla and oak.

Palate: Medium mouthfeel. Autumnal spices mix with campfire smoke. Pear and orange citrus. Creamy pearl barley. Alcohol is well integrated adding just a little bright zing.

Finish: Long finish. Bright and alive. A fresh citrus note dances with the smoke to leave the palate refreshed.

Overall: A delightful Ardmore, one that feels perfect for enjoying as the sun sets.

About Uncharted's The Pretender

Introducing, The Pretender, cask strength at 58.4%, this peated Highland spirit has matured in ex-Laphroaig casks. Theoretically, this should taste like a would-be Islay… Simply not true. This whisky exudes vibrant tropical fruits, pear drops and a much-heralded waxiness that I’ve always viewed as a rare treat in single malt. As far as smoky Highlands go, this is one of the best.

Aged for 9 years in ex-Laphroaig casks, hasn't introduced the medicinal coastal flavour that divides so many people, rather the Highland character is vibrantly thriving. Complicated, vivacious fruity awesomeness all mingled in with gentle smoke. This release represents just 58 bottles, aged 9 years, and bottled at cask strength.

Uncharted Whisky, The Pretender, Ardmore 9 Year Old
Uncharted Whisky, The Pretender, Ardmore 9 Year Old Sale price$95.00
The Uncharted Whisky Company
Jack Breslin and Dana De Vos, Founders of Uncharted Whisky

Meet The Founders

Jack Breslin and Dana de Vos

The Uncharted Whisky Company was founded by partners; Jack Breslin and Dana de Vos. They've been working in Scotland’s booming drinks industry for years, and have held countless different roles. Now, they're embarking on their own adventure. Something they love. Independent bottlings of cracking whisky.

Jack and Dana select exceptional spirits and marry them with exceptional casks to create off the grid whiskies for Uncharted fans around the world. Everything they bottle has passed the 'Jack and Dana test'. They have to love it before they bottle it. Everything is done by hand and in tiny batches.