Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Wood Range - Sherry Cask
Stated Age
08 years old
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
54.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 Feb 2019 3:26 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59.00

4 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

58 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 2010 CA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.35 points

  1. drummer & timmer scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Oak is present.
      The smoky tones: leather, gunpowder, and wax.
      Spare ribs with sweet marinade.
      Roasted grapefruit.
      Mineralig: hit a wet stone with a hammer. Coriander and a musty old Chesterfield sofa.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Mouth full of sweet fruit, honey candy, pear drops, blackberry jam, sour candy mats, you name it.
      Bitter orange peel but tasty.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium.Raisins, overripe plums and yet again those sweet marinated spare ribs.

  2. the_muskox scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    This is seriously great. I’m strongly reminded of the excellent Caol Ila 18 Unpeated, which has many of these same savoury, salty, and barley-forward notes. This whisky has all those, but trades the lighter citrus of the Caol Ila for those Ardmore-y medicinal notes, as well as the subtle but tasty sherry cask influence. I’m not always so keen about the really heavily medicinal Ardmores, but here it’s nicely balanced. Great stuff.

    Nose: Rich, in a ‘3-course-meal’ kind of way. Plenty of rich, earthy barley notes. Fragrant sherry notes of orange oil, dried apple slices, clove, roasted nuts, and cola. Smoked ham, bacon, deep-fried shrimp, and rocky beaches. Some slightly tart earthy notes of punky wood and peat bog. Some sweet milk chocolate and honeycomb underneath. Almost a sort of sweet icewine note. Distant wood smoke.

    Palate: Thick, silky texture. Rich barley up front, with ginger syrup, burnt cane sugar, and freshly-fired clay, cooked apples. Medicinal in the middle, iodine, camphor, and bandages, along with nutty roasted barley, more bacon, tobacco smoke, and maple-glazed ham. Some more fruit appears: navel oranges, red apples, cherries, and prunes. Chewy caramels, baking spices, and dried herbs. Dry driftwood and seaweed.

    Finish: Thick. Rich barley, caramel, ginger, candied lemon peel, almond oil (label checks out!), and sea breeze. Fragrant birch bark and gingerbread.

  3. Simo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Love street scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Ardmore sherry cask, no brainier it’s got to be good ?
    Rookie error subtle Buchan peat is not so receptive to a sherry influence as other peated cousins
    Nose sweet sherrycask influences
    Arrival bitter sweet not disappointing, but not what you would expect with a peated sherry cask malt. Sherry over powers the lighter Buchanan peat influence
    Development again not a disaster but not a triumph, cask influence overpowers the Ardmore distillate
    Finish peppery peaty and more than a far share of sherry sweetness
    Overall very enjoyable but not the triumph you would think

  6. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Not too sherried, but a bit grotesque, powerful Ardmore. 87/88.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Smoke, earth, pear, orange peel and waxy apple.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Fat. Peat, sherry, apple, pepper, citruses and vanilla.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, oaky.

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    Very punchy and rough as it is young but it swims well with water and is pretty drinkable - probably not as smoky as expected but rather round and more fruity
    • Nose
      86 86
      Lots of vanilla, cream caramel candy, peanut butter, hints of orange peel, just whiffs of smoke
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very punchy, oily and liquorice, plenty of citrus fruits, black tea, salty, smoked ham, hints of peat, subtle sweetness - very good
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, burning, rough, more black tea and oak wood, more sweetness


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