Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
King Cask (KiCa)
Stated Age
08 years old
Bourbon Barrel and 7 months Rum Barrel Finish
Number of bottles
59.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 Jun 2020 10:09 pm by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 84.95

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Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 2011 KiCa

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.50 points

  1. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Review of a sample from the guys of King Cask.

    N: Peaty, malty and yeasty like walking in a beer brewery. Also berries and lemon.
    T: Very full because of the high abv and nice typical Ardmore smoke and subtle peaty notes.
    F: A bit drying and pepper.

    I had the change of tasting the rum as well, the cask this Ardmore matured in for 7 months. This Captain’s Catch Rum was previous matured in a Rioja Crianza wine cask. So, very interesting to compare! Think I picked up the berries, in the nose, from the Rioja cask. The rum had a lot of berries, tannins and fruity notes.

    I really like these young Ardmore drams because of the non prevelant peaty and sublte smoke notes.

    Good work gents of King Cask! Looking forward to the Linkwood :)

  2. Rowald Sweet Empire scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This is the first whisky from King Cask (Damdranken - Terschelling). It had a finish on a rum barrel. They took this barrel filled with Ardmore on a long sailing trip to the Caribbean so it was partially ripened on a boat. What? Yes! On a boat! Cool!

    Let's see how that worked out.

    On the nose: typical Ardmore/highland peat. Heathery tones. Barley/bread. A nice sweetness. Light fruits and honey. A bit dusty. I like dusty.

    Taste: the honey sweetness kicks in. Some vanilla. The barley/grain tones are definitely there. The peat is nice, warm and well integrated. I can see where Erik get the "berries" from. Maybe some peach too. It seems it took the sweet esters from the rum too...but it's subtle.

    Finish: pretty long especially the sweetness/rum esters. It's not that sharp for 59% and overall it feels older than 8 years. The rum is very subtle in its presence. I'm pretty impressed by this bottles' quality. Normally I prefer the older /15/20y Ardmore's. The peat is not overwhelming so there's more to discover here than blunt smoke.

    Definitely within the 86 to 88 points in rating. Plus the bottle/label looks original and cool too.

  3. robbert88 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Wow the whisky opens with a lot of rubber scents. After half an hour in the glass, more comes out.
    • Nose
      Sweets, mild peat and barley
    • Taste
      The palette opens peaty, smoky, with touches of the sea. A punch from the alcohol and smoked fruit.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, mineral like, macaroons and smoke.

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. whiskytornado scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86


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