Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Pencil shavings floating on a rock pool
Stated Age
12 years old
61.1 % Vol.
100 ml
Added on
24 Mar 2019 1:44 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 12-year-old SMWS 66.142

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.00 points

  1. Kaleva scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very unusual whisky, with rather non-common profile. Obviously ex-bourbon cask matured, this whisky is showing a lot of mineral and industrial notes, which I guess belong to the distillery profile. Being bitter enough it still has quite good overall balance and surprisingly pleasant finish. This was not quite my style dram but it was still very interesting and definitely worth tasting
    • Nose
      Smoky and sweet, fruity (pears, limes), roasted peanuts, blossom honey, minerally notes, light vanilla, hint of malt. Water opens industrial notes - motor oil, hot metal shavings, some plastic
    • Taste
      Very spicy (chili), with strong minerality (limestone, mineral water, wet stones, a hint of salt), again industrial feeling with slightly chemical bitterness, with some fruitiness at the end (apple mash) and oaky tannins
    • Finish
      Rather long, ashy, minerally, oaky, getting sweet in a while and quite pleasant and sweet at the end


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