Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
'Someone left a cigar in the boudoir'
Stated Age
20 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
51.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Exclusive for German Members
Added on
25 Sep 2019 2:54 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 106.03

2 × in wishlist

37 × member ratings

63 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 1998 SMWS 66.158

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.42 points

  1. Cast Olila scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful sedate and elegant Ardmore that is dangerous to drink. A well-balanced play of aromas of fruity-sweet notes in combination with a fine ashy smoky note. A spice that tingles on the tongue (which I love so much in its shape) joins it. Overall, not particularly outstanding, but simply very tasty and nice to drink.
    • Nose
      89 89
      fine, restrained smoke note; green apple; Citrus; fruity sweetness with hints of raspberry; Vanilla; fresh wood
    • Taste
      88 88
      oily; sweet and spicy; Orchards; Notes of cherries; Brown sugar; delicate citrus notes also shine through; some sweet tobacco; nice, slightly ashy smoky note; tingling spice arises
    • Finish
      87 87
      slightly dry; delicate fruity sweetness; Oak seasoning (slightly tart); some tobacco and an ashy smoke linger for a long time

  3. larswehmeier scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Fine smoke that is actually most reminiscent of a cigar. Nice tobacco notes, in the nose and taste. A very elegant whisky that is ideal for a cozy evening in the armchair.

  4. face scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. StephanB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very restrained smoke, marzipan immediately in the nose, raspberries indeed, cranachan, a little more smoke on the palate, very light ashtray, vanilla, a little oak, a little hazelnut. Not a whisky that starts immediately, but I wouldn't call it boring either, rather calm and settled. Addendum: It becomes more interesting (among other things, opens the nose more) after the bottle is now open for a day.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. whiskynews did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    SMWS Tasting Notes:

    A very well integrated dram; sweet smoke with marzipan on the nose, alongside the fruitiness of green apple and raspberries. This is closely followed by tree bark and dark chocolate with a touch of ginger. On the palate now, imagine vanilla cream in a cigar box, Demerara sugar and ripe cherries, before a long and dry finish, full of charcoal and salt.


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