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Ardmore 2009 WhB

Overall rating
85.63/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Vintage
15.10.2009
Bottled
22.11.2018
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt + Oloroso Octave Finish
Casknumber
2642B
Number of bottles
72
Strength
57.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Nov 2018 8:18 am by GlenPiWi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 40,00

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Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 2009 WhB

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.63 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    The finish is not at all as prominent as in casks 2642C and 2642D.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Peat, autumn leaves, blue grape, minerals, something farmy and a whiff of cheese.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Peat, blueberry, caramel and spice.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Peat, blueberry, Printen and caramel.

  2. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Colour: chestnutoloroso cherry
    Nose: slightly sour at first, then followed by vegetal smoke - tobacco actually. Later on it becomes sweeter; vanilla custard.
    Taste: nice balance of smoke and peppery spiciness. Red currant, even some apricot, cinnamon, vanilla custard. Slightly sulphury. Very layered palate.
    Finish: spiciness lingering with cinnamon and black pepper. A touch of bitter, and a slightly farmy note coming along once in a while - oh, and menthol.

    Amazing how much difference there is between the two Oloroso octave finishes (the other one being WB ID 121715). This one is much better than cask 2642C; way more balanced and layered.

    25-points score: Nose: 21 / Taste: 22 / Finish: 22 / Balance: 22.

    Tasted 28/03/2019 in a Whiskybroker Ardmore octave finishes line-up (WB ID's 121489 / 121715 / 121488).

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Drank this one together with other two WhB Ardmore's, this one was the best. Lots of sherry influences and smoke.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Light smoke, nuts, some chocolate, tobacco. Later on more fruits, red fruits, prunes. Honey as well.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strong, some pepper, chocolate, red fruits, herbal and spicy. Full taste, some coffee, nuts.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Still peppers and warming. Sweet, honey. Pretty long, nuts, chocolate. Also a hint of bitter coffee.

  4. Mark-E scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. EricZ scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Of course one can not expect a complexity monster here at the age of 9 years. Very delicious, chocolaty and intense, behind the back is unfortunately still a bit through the youth.
    • Nose
      84 84
      spicy dry smoke, some chocolate, hazelnut, damp tobacco, sourish fruit, a bit like Bircher muesli, with time the chocolate is dark chocolate, chocolate biscuits
    • Taste
      85 85
      creamy, oily, intense, sherry, more dry than sweet, slightly mouth-tightening, chocolate, over all lies a light smoke veil, a pinch of pepper, does not need water,
    • Finish
      82 82
      the mouth is still filled, now it is fruity, red overripe fruits, now sweeter, raisins, slightly metallic in the finish

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

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