- 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
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
- 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.
fine, restrained smoke note; green apple; Citrus; fruity sweetness with hints of raspberry; Vanilla; fresh wood
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
slightly dry; delicate fruity sweetness; Oak seasoning (slightly tart); some tobacco and an ashy smoke linger for a long time
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.