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Overall rating
82.00/100
vote
1
Whiskybase ID
WB130751
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
01.12.2009
Bottled
23.06.2018
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Ex-Laphroaig Barrel
Casknumber
707919
Number of bottles
122
Strength
59.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 May 2019 2:32 pm by dramspotter
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 2009 ElD

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.00 points

  1. dramspotter scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    I have tried very hard not to let the cask autosuggest things that possibly are not there, but what can I say, some things just come out anyway. I think the nose is superior, the palate is fine but the finish is a bit lacking if I was to compare it to other cask strength Ardmores. Was I expecting an off the scale Ardmore? No. This is a decent cask strength Ardmore and I like the novelty of knowing the provenance of the cask (something that has been mentioned on other whiskies especially when the prior whisky was an Islay). But at the price paid this is a no-brainer. Buy it if it is affordable for you.
    • Nose
      84 84
      yes of course peat, but in amongst the bourbon notes there is something more coastal like salt grass or maybe fresh seaweed. I have no idea where Laphroaig is actually matured but there is that tang of the coast. More like a Caol Ila than an Ardmore.
    • Taste
      82 82
      clean, not as dry as some Ardmores, but still staying away from the sweet; some tart gooseberries
    • Finish
      79 79
      just short of medium; it leaves something of a synthetic hole, nothing too alarming but not the satisfying ebb I was hoping for. Perhaps the youth shows through here.

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