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Overall rating
87.13/100
votes
25
Whiskybase ID
WB132095
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
27.05.1998
Bottled
07.02.2019
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
750790
Number of bottles
280
Strength
51.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
P/000171
Barcode
5060532805455
Added on
24 May 2019 9:38 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 141.92

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25 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 1998 ElD

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.13 points

  1. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Oldschool whisky that shows its age and is really fun.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Nice light color. Light smoke, fruit (citrus), honey, menthol, cough drops, the alcohol is super integrated.

      More fruity with water, even more citrus fruits, plus some apple and honeydew melon
    • Taste
      87 87
      Nice strength, light smoke, some oak, honey, malt, a little pepper. The whole thing looks fresh and at the same time slightly dusty. Great.

      Much more open, rounder and fruity with water. Really good. Again citrus fruits, some melon and apple.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-long finish, oak spice and salt.

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      [Without water] Typical Ardmore: dry, herbal, leathery, with petrichor, wet soil, and arboreal aromas like autumnal forest floor and decomposing leaves. Honey, apricot, lemon. The alcohol is perfectly integrated and does not bite or bother the nose at all. A bit unspectacular, perhaps, but very alluring and well-balanced.

      [With water] Yum: gets really creamy now, and much sweeter, with the peat becoming more fragrant and complex. Adding a few drops is definitely recommended. The added mellowness and refinement make it much more elegant and subtle than it initially appeared. Really has some depth to it.
    • Taste
      87 87
      [Without water] Dry, peppery / spicy and earthy, but with some lovely fruity acidity and enough honeyed, malty sweetness to balance it out. Gets really nice in the last third, when the spices intensify into a roast coffee aroma and combine with the fruits (I'd say grape and peach), which peak at the same time.

      [With water] Sweeter, more round and mild, with less peppery sharpness and generally a longer flavor development. It now lacks the pronounced fruit+spice spike at the end, so you may find it less intense and impressive with water, but since the finish also gains a bit by dilution, I prefer it this way.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Spicy oak, grated ginger, espresso, distant farmyard and more overt autumnal forest aromas.

  3. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  4. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    22 22 22 22

  5. olegborgol scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    22-22-22-22

  6. Макс scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Simon Stood scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: 23
    Taste: 22
    Finish: 22
    Balance: 22
    89

  8. Varrek scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Peat, a bit ashy and sourly
    • Taste
      88 88
      oily, peaty, woody with minerals, melon(?)
    • Finish
      86 86
      Lemon peel, woody, melon

  9. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Pleasant (88)
    • Nose
      Fresh, thick, fruit, light salty peat, melon, mineral water, pastries ... milk chocolate, green baked apple with cinnamon, vanilla (22)
    • Taste
      Bold, citruses and salt, wood (22)
    • Finish
      Finish woody, slightly smoky, lemon peel, pepper ... chemical melon and peach in ashes, apple peel (22)

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