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Ardmore 1998 Ma

Overall rating
89.42/100
votes
21
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Mancarella (Ma)
Bottling serie
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Strength
51.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Feb 2019 11:24 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 139,00

21 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Connoisseur AH Whiskyvitrine
91
Member Junior Martin_NL
91
Expert Senior Einfachwhisky
91
Expert Senior lumaug
91
Member Senior Matze1989
91
Expert Senior Hobbit
90
Expert Senior Pollenflug
90
Specialist Ed Radour
90
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90
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90
Connoisseur dRambo
89
Administrator Schmausel
89
Expert Senior XorLophaX
89
Expert Senior MacErwin
89
Expert Senior rallev
89
Connoisseur hs305
88
Expert Senior Arwen
88
Expert Senior RoKa
88
Expert Junior DerDennis!
88
Member Senior Peated-Boy
88
Expert Senior Roman
84

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Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 1998 Ma

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.42 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A very fruity clean nose with a subtle maritime influence, the smoke influence is just so perceptible and very well interwoven with the rest of the aromas - I had it only in the nose when I had the first sip on the tongue. I especially like the sweetness balance and the fruitiness in the nose - reminds me of very good 89 Bunnas.
    • Nose
      90 90
      It starts with fruity fresh lemon, lime juice on brown sugar, lemon dropper, a hint of stone flour, with a slight maritime influence

      At first it is rather acidic - but with more time in the glass it is much sweeter and more exotic, reminiscent of ripe mango, slightly buttery papaya, yoghurt with pineapple, yellow kiwi, sweet wheatgrass, hay, fragrant freshly sawn light wood in its own juice , floral notes from tender tannic geranium stems, geranium leaves to sweet lilac and rose petals. Even after 30 minutes in the glass there is still movement in it, the acid is almost completely gone and makes biscuit and cake notes with vanilla place.
      The nose does not need water - nothing stands out here.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very juicy light wood, tree sap, grassy oily, astringent but not dry - the tannins are noticeable but never too much, mojito from a glass with sugar crust (fresh mint, lime, brown sugar), peaches, melon, marzipan, powdered sugar, salt, something cold ashes, a hint of liquorice, licorice, cinnamon, without tingling a bit sparkling but not burning,
    • Finish
      88 88
      mittelang, a film of spices and a hint of wax is on the tongue along with a pinch of salt, the citrus flavors remain for a while, then give the wort room, neither bitter nor dry - he invites you to another sip.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2019] Ardmore offers one of the finest peated mainland profiles and usually I like it a lot - so I am very curious about this new release...

    ...which is a very peaty and flawless Highland dram. A good alternative to the increasingly over-priced Islay whiskies of 20+years, provided the maritime peaty notes are not that essential to you.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is pale straw and the nose offers a very peaty highland profile with the typical characteristics of mainland peat that rather smells (and tastes) like a cold bonfire (compared to the more maritime-medicinal island peat). The malt adds fine barley sugars and grassy-floral notes and the wood delicate spices to an overall balanced setting. Later waxes and chalk join in and finally some adorable whiffs of an old byre still in use (in the midst of the Highlands). Let it breathe for at least fifteen minutes to catch this aroma...
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is a nice combo of mainland peaty and barley sugary flavours that perfect complement each other. After some chewing oily, waxy and resinous flavours appear while the spices come late, as usual. The grassy-autumn floral notes stay there all the time and provide a good backbone to all the other flavours.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The dram arrives warming and instantly coating in the mouth with no distracting moments at all. The finish is long and adds more spices and vanilla-toffee notes without bitter-drying moments (except the cold ashes of the bonfire). Water releases more herbal and hessian aromas in the nose and on the palate - I like this dram best somewhat reduced to about 46% abv.

  3. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Interesting whisky. Fresh, light-fruited and spicy. On the nose rather sour, on the palate then sweet-fruity and spicy. Nice smoke and pleasant, long finish.

    I would never have recognized that as Ardmore.
    • Nose
      89 89
      light smoke, sour white fruit, salty, reminiscent of white wine, spicy, ginger, white pepper, nutmeg, malt, hair spray
    • Taste
      88 88
      first sweet and spicy, then it gets sour, woody and slightly smoky. Peppery pungency, bright fruits, honeydew melon, ripe pear, green tea
    • Finish
      88 88
      long, sour-woody, slightly dry and bitter, pleasant tea notes

  4. Ed Radour scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

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