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Ardmore 30-year-old

Overall rating
89.15/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1987
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon + 1st Fill Bourbon Casks
Strength
47.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010019638823
Added on
27 Nov 2018 8:24 am by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 275,93

18 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

55 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 30-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.15 points

  1. Achany scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    sweet honey peat, some dried yellow fruits, dried apples, leathery, full bodied, quite a lot of peat for this age, cold ashes, very very gentle wet and moldy hay. Oaky and spicy as well but not in the spotlight. the finish is long, starts rather sweet and gets smokier and peatier the longer it lasts.
    Compared to the 20yo this has more complexity and is more like an old and dignified Islay. What a fine dram this on is!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Different from Ardmore Vintage 1996 20yo, but no less great. Beautifully complex in taste. However, the price is excessive, especially when compared to 20yo. (Based on Sample - Whisky Festival 2019.)
    • Nose
      At first rather subtle. Old lacquered furniture, smoked cheese, burning wood - bonfire, boiled potatoes, spice mix, worcestry sauce.

      After adding a few drops of water: Vegetable broth, cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Almost smoke-free. Slightly prickly at first. Sweet to honey, chili peppers, peppers, cappuccino chocolate. Very long body.

      After adding a few drops of water: Softened. Kohlrabi, leek, young spring onion, cappuccino.
    • Finish
      Hellly long and intense. Herbs, slightly woody, mint, menthol, boiled vegetables, salinity, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar.

      After adding a few drops of water: White pepper, radish, overripe and hard peas.

  3. JimmyLok scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  4. Headhunter666 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A great Whisky
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. SemperAugustus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

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