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Overall rating
88.22/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Bottling serie
Galloway Series
Vintage
27.08.1996
Bottled
21.02.2019
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Quarter Cask Finish
Casknumber
149021
Number of bottles
136
Strength
59.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 Feb 2019 2:11 pm by orcahome
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 104.96

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22 × member ratings

59 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 1996 WhB

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.22 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Yes, this is a Fasskracher- for me undiluted too much, subtle is different, but with time and water he opens up better.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Amarettini meet bacon prune.
      The smoke is largely degraded and well integrated.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Whoa, crass alcohol - undiluted, it does not work. After about 40 minutes then mainly tart, strong Sherrynoten.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Here, the age in the form of oak spice, very intense.

  2. LittlePeat scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Very good balance between dirty, smoky and berry. Incredibly good part.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Short Comparison between the Ardmore 1998/2016 43% GM (WID: 104982), the Ardmore 1996/2017 49.3% OA (WID: 102030) and the Ardmore 1996/2019 59% WhB (WID: 126812)

    In the nose, the GM differs from the OA but quite clear. The GM is heavier and darker. The OA is fresher and has more smoke.
    The GM is in the mouth, despite the only 43%, surprisingly voluminous and mouth-filling. Sweet and spicy in the taste. The smoke is there, but keeps in the background. Like a fruit chutney with some smoke and oak. Pleasant story. The OA is brighter and sparkling in its fruitiness compared to the GM. Again a little more smoke than the GM.
    The GM is a beautiful and pleasing malt. Maybe a little bit too round. But a delicious malt.

    Now the WhB. That's like the GM on testosterone for me. Also heavy and dark in the nose. Just in the face because of the higher alcohol content and the massive oak. In the mouth, of course, the WhB is not necessarily as supple in the mouth as the GM. The lack of elegance then he makes away by force.

    Which one do I like best? Not easy! The GM is delicious but maybe something to easy drinking.
    The OA and the WhB are quite different from the character. Just through the barrels and the appearance of the two. While the OA comparatively elegant and fine comes along, the WhB is then rather a ruffian. But he does not do that bad or too clumsy.
    I'm just saying that I like the OA the best. Simply because I tend to like Ardmore in combination with a bourbon keg.

  5. DerDennis! scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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