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Overall rating
87.76/100
votes
115
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
06.2010
Bottled
01.2018
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
3325
Number of bottles
708
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
29 Mar 2018 4:25 pm by jose
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 57,00

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Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 2010 MBl

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.76 points

  1. kraeftigen scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Well, what should I say. Normally, young whiskys are not that interesting to me, but I had a good feeling about it. It was not me! The nose is a bit reluctant in the beginning but after a few minutes it opens up nicely and everything is perfectly coordinated. The light smoke matches perfectly with the notes of raspberries and cherries that the sherry barrel has delivered. The vanilla and the sweet caramel are also present. The alcohol carries all the splendor on a cool crisp bed. It tickles slightly in the nose. Then this note that I like so much and know only of old whisky, this note the other connoisseurs probably call sulfur and I feel just as pleasant and above all as mature. Funny at 7 years. In the mouth, the alcohol is noticeably there, no question. The smoke, or rather the ash note, is very subtle and does not jump directly at you. But she mixes beautifully with that power and the sweetness of the Ardmore. He could be a little bit creamier. But that's just sensory. He is full of my taste! And he is dangerously tasty. Although the alcohol is noticeably there, it does not disturb the enjoyment in any way. I want to suck more and more sips in my mouth ... there are 2 cl quickly gone. The finish is beautiful and not too long ... For a long time now a whisky that has picked me up. Therefore earns 91 points ... I also do not want to say that he would have been even better if he had stayed longer in the barrel ... maybe he would have become even more "quiet", but he would also have lost this beautiful smoke .. So he fits as he is. greetings J.

  2. Pollenflug scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Hats off what the barrel has delivered within approximately 7.5 years of storage. Intense sherry notes flow out of my glass immediately after pouring. The strong alcohol (56.5%) stings pretty well in the nose in the first few minutes. I let the malt breathe for at least 15 to 20 minutes while admiring the wonderful color that glitters beautifully in the sunlight. Sweet cherries, raspberries, wild berries and strong tobacco notes are dominant. The fruity-sweet notes are joined by nutty aromas, dark forest honey, light smoky notes and first signs of spicy oak. The background smoky harmony harmonizes very well with the voluminous sherry notes. The alcoholic note gradually loses its intensity, but is still perceptible without dilution.
    • Taste
      Violent, strong sherry-heavy and slightly smoky onset, with a passionate dose of freshly ground pepper. The strong Pfeffrigkeit almost flows into a "talisker-typical" chilli-catch and spreads like a slightly numbing veil in the mouth at short notice. The texture of the Ardmore is slightly oily. With a few drops of water, the young malt is tamed a little and the mouth feel is much creamier. The sweet fruit flavors are now gaining more and more strength and refine the taste experience with beautiful caramel notes and also awaken an association with baked pancakes. Cherries and raspberries take over the sweet part, while currants and plentiful grapefruit provide a sour tart. Dark chocolate, fresh tobacco and oak round off the complex impression with the beautiful smoky note.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sherrylastig, slightly smoky and warming. Freshly ground pepper prances again briefly on the tip of the tongue and causes a slight tingle. Also on the home straight dominate the strong Sherrynoten, which still have a gentle residual sweetness and slowly fade away. Caramel, rich dark chocolate, tobacco, a hint of anise and spicy oak notes follow. Finally, the light smoke with pleasant smoked aromas builds up again and ensures a round finish.

  3. domani scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The greasy smoke is very dominant and works artificially in comparison to other whiskys of this category. Fruit or sherry flavors I find almost nothing. Without water, the whisky is too strong, without any structure and too intrusive. Water does not really help and makes it almost paradoxical. You can not push on the age and the barrels used here were certainly not bad what the almost consistently positive reviews show. Ardmore is almost unpleasant to me personally and will not be my whisky - 16.11.2018
    • Nose
      The nose is very aromatic and my first thought goes in the direction of crispy bacon or smoked trout. It is less smoke, more smoked with a slight youthful freshness. I also like dark dried fruits, cherry, dry tobacco, old leather, greasy sweetness, as I know you from Ardmore. The sherry note is overshadowed by the smoke.

      With water, it seems fresher at first and produces citrus aromas, but otherwise no further insights.
    • Taste
      Creamy and strong he spreads. Cooling slightly and then immediately peppery. I only feel tobacco and smoked trout. The sweetness holds back very much, he is completely on the dry side. The Sherrynoten do not really want to go through and the chili has now stunned the palate. The bitterness is very unbalanced and I can only associate badly.

      With water it is softer and less intrusive. The chilli continues to be present but faster. The bitterness is a mystery to me and difficult to classify. At the end hints of forest fruits and forest honey but more does not come.
    • Finish
      medium

  4. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A pleasant surprise. The nose is gorgeous and complex for a malt of this age, the palate satisfying, and only the finish reveals the youth (well 7 years is not quite “youth” perse yet) of this Ardmore. Recommended!
    • Nose
      Sweet bonfire smoke, so not very pungent or vegetal. Dried-up cigarettes, red berries – cranberries, currants, and pomegranate. There are even coastal associations to be found, meaning saltiness and fried salmon. Quite a start! With prolonged time to breath it even turns spicy-savory
    • Taste
      The arrival is sweet and salty, the peat is intermingling with red berries once again and well-integrated into the oaky backdrop of mentholated herbal tea.
    • Finish
      Medium. Sweet tannins, toffee, mild licorice.

  5. Achany scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    the peat hits instantly. followed by some salt, quite a lot of bacon, the sherry influence needs a while to get some space but this happens just nicley. dark fruits, leather, some dark chocolote, cacao. finish is long, full of peat and hints of sherry. that is some really fine malt for this age!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Yes, 7 years is one word ... One does not really believe which variety of aromas can arise in such a short time.

    This Ardmore is really strong.

    ... Of course you have to take the young and wild alcohol notes. If you are looking for a creamy, soft palate with mild notes we will not serve you here.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Initially closed, the smoke and juiceless alcohol briefly block the aromas, but it quickly takes shape. The smoke is herbaceous and of course a little maritime. In the background figs, plums and cherries become clear.
    • Taste
      89 89
      At first accompanied by the smoke, sweet figs, dark chocolate, coffee and tobacco mate in the mouth, then gradually comes to add an ash habit, which creates an unusual complexity for the young malt. Nice.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The mouthfeel drains seamlessly from the ash smoke into a sweet, smoky and pleasantly oaky finish, which also complies with the mouth.

  7. Deloti scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    He really did not convince me.
    I'm actually always skeptical about such young Malts with a lot of influence. Smoky malts can usually compensate for the youthfulness.
    In that is no blatant blunder in it. He does not look too young now or is overcharged. But somehow the interaction does not fit together for me.

  9. Hector_Savage scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    7 years? Had all the young whiskys so much to offer.
    He is already incredibly mature and pleasing.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Fat, full, sweet, cold ashes reminiscent of a cold pipe, sherry fruits with a hint of acidity, a clear ham / meat note, BBQ, some perfumed / flowery is there too, pencil, even the machine room often associated with Ardmore comes down. ...really great
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet with some smoke, spicy dirty with fruit and nut notes, walnuts most likely and in addition a discreet, but nevertheless clearly recognizable mint
    • Finish
      87 87
      slightly cold spicy smoke with some tobacco, fruit flavors like sour raspberries, unfortunately a bit short

  10. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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