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Overall rating
86.38/100
votes
51
Whiskybase ID
WB100647
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Vintage
16.12.2009
Bottled
23.08.2017
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Ex Laphroaig Barrel
Casknumber
709301
Number of bottles
249
Strength
59.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Sep 2017 12:14 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 115.00

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74 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 2009 Arc

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.38 points

  1. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Thanks Henri (Hvdree) for this nice surprise!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. the_muskox scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Quite nice. Not too far from other Ardmores I’ve tried, to be honest. I do like what the Laphroaig barrel does. It’s more subtle than I expected, and I don’t think I’d mistake it for Laphroaig, but it does add that extra peaty punch. The bonito flake note on the note is interesting and quite tasty. Solid stuff. I wish I hadn’t tried a bunch of other whisky before this one, but what can you do.

    Nose: Sweet and tart peat. Fresh lemon, green apples, and rice vinegar. Lots of nutty, kind of maritime notes, like seaweed and even some bonito flake. Grassy and earthy.

    Palate: Medium-light texture. Sweeter lemon than on the nose, followed by a big whack of peat smoke. Lots of rich tobacco, ash, mud, and clay. A little of the notes from the Laphroaig cask do come through. I definitely got some iodine in here. There’s an almost custardy note too, egg yolks maybe?

    Finish: An interesting mix of fresh, nutty, and peaty notes. More medicinal peat, coal fires, ash, some lemon and cilantro. Some baking spices appear here, as well as browned butter and fatty pork.

  3. Dominique69 scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    One of the better Ardmore I've had. I think the ex-Laphroaig cask has something to say here.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Hard fruits, honey, camphor, then tires, pepper, then some strong citrus aromas
    • Taste
      88 88
      Soft citrus, honey, very light smoke, florals, salt, freshly cooked non crisp bacon
    • Finish
      89 89
      Salt, smoke, pepper, lemon zest, florals, bit of smoked bacon

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice and full Ardmore, with a surprising nose where fruits dominate and I cannot find any peat, until I take a nip.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity, pretty strong alcohol, apples, citrus. Sweet as well, honey. Slight hint of rubber, and later on some pineapples.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strong and full body, pepper, sparkling. Now some peat comes through for sure, with some smokiness, ash. Liquorice as well. And sweet, honey.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Still sparkling and peppery, sal ammoniac and liquorice. Pretty long finish. Warming, some smoke as well

  7. joep scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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