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Overall rating
83.39/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
House of McCallum (HoMc)
Bottling serie
The Vintage Collection
Vintage
10.04.2006
Bottled
11.2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogsheads
Casknumber
125 - 129
Number of bottles
1843
Strength
46.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Jan 2019 5:22 pm by ctu
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 65.47

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Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 2006 HoMc

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.39 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    On the palate, this comes interestingly close to the peated Cragganmore 12 y.o. from the 2019 Diageo Special Releases (WID 140081). A budget option for those unwilling to pay the premium?
    • Nose
      83 83
      Earthy smoke conveying a yeasty and vegetal aspect: potato, turnip - all kinds of root vegetables, really. Wet earth and some decomposing autumn leaves. Behind that, there's some perfectly inoffensive, i.e., "vanilla" ex-bourbon wood that mainly provides sweetness and an overall soft, creamy impression. I don't know, man. Not really my profile, I guess, but objectively okay.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Okay, that's more like it. Nice development, with the smoke up front before being superseded first by spices and pepper and then by barley sugars and the corn-starch sweetness of the former bourbon barrel(s). Pretty well-layered for a twelve-year-old.
    • Finish
      85 85
      A nice kick from the wood as it goes down. Warming and smoky, with residual saccharine impressions (custard?).

  2. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tastes like at least 16 years old Highland Park! Very good, very active Bourbon barrel and careful maturing must have made this possible. I honestly liked it better than I expected. 87-88P.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Lemon cream, gently smoldering leaf fire, all together densely interwoven sweet and sour aromas, with slightly caramelized cotton candy, moist pine needles and some nutmeg.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Supple, very slightly tingling, alcohol content fits exactly. Rich oily, ripe lemon - yummy!
    • Finish
      87 87
      Quite long, with slight oak-tingling and a little bit of wood smoke.

  3. Svarttt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Neat Ardmore. Can't get the mentioned Cragganmore for me. But very decent for age and price!
    • Nose
      83 83
      A little bit of Grandma's potato varnish. Sugar beet.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Here the peat comes through more, rather minerally. A little bit of spice. You can't feel the alcohol.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Finished.

  4. torben86 scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    So far, the worst Ardmore I've tried.
    • Nose
      73 73
      White wine (Riesling), sour, grapefruit, slightly pleasant "dry" smoke. Overall, it smells very young, not necessarily after 12 years
    • Taste
      80 80
      First very sweet and oily, the longer it stays peppery in the mouth. Maybe a light fruit (grapefruit again)
    • Finish
      76 76
      Sweet smoke with lemon

  5. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. TechnOBY scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      thin after smoke, not very intense
    • Taste
      82 82
      a little smoke, not very complex
    • Finish
      81 81
      dimensional

  7. DerDennis! scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Willum scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

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