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Ardmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
85.03/100
votes
64
Whiskybase ID
WB161317
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Port Wood Finish
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon + Port Cask Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L921857B
Barcode
5010019637956
Added on
01 jul 2020 9:19 pm by Copperpot
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 48.69

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64 × member ratings

353 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 12-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.03 points

  1. Likudi scored this whisky 86 points Shoplink Moderator

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

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Delicious and tasty ... The combination of peat and port looks very good on this slightly smoky Ardmore, but for me "just" an average "easy-drinking malt.
    • Nose
      Light copper with an orange shimmer shines in the glass, long and oily "legs" stick to the glass wall ... Minimally smoky peat rises, fruity sweetness is immediately added, caramel plays with strawberries and sour cherries. Although this Ardmore has "only" 46% alcohol, the alcohol tickles the nose surprisingly often and develops a lot of volume. Hints of velvety vineyard peach and green apple, creamy caramel and fruity peat with a light smoky note.
    • Taste
      The first sip flows thin and flat over the tongue, at the same time fly ash and smoky wooden elements come into their own. Grilled peaches and strawberries, red currants, but in the foreground there is a creamy and smoky peat note. Slightly mineral hints stick to the tongue, fruit and peat stimulate the saliva, the mouthfeel becomes creamy and oily.
    • Finish
      Slightly smoky, earthy peat with a dark fruity note, here and there burnt wood tones come into their own.

  3. DillaDonut1 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. notesofmalt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Ardmore 12 years, Port Wood finish, 46% alc. Original bottling. Aging: Bourbon casks, post-aging in port wine casks

    Nose: Fruity with very delicate smoke aromas. I find strawberries, apples and honey, some Christmas cookies and echoes and freshly rolled cigars. Also mild orange marmalade and light spice aromas, some cedar wood. Very harmonious and aromatic.

    Palate: The smoke comes out more powerfully. Charcoal smoke and open campfire. In addition, sweet apples, currants and citrus fruits, overall slightly sour impression. Then malt and honey, a touch of cinnamon and pepper.
    Finish: Long and dry, the sweet fruit flavors completely disappear. Tobacco smoke and oak, bitter caramel notes and some pepper remain. The bitterness lasts longer.

    Conclusion: A very multifaceted Ardmore with several twists and turns. 83/100 points (2022)

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  5. KB201 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A tasty whisky. It has a delicate smoky note and tastes incredibly intense of fruit. The post-maturation in port wine casks is excellent and gives the whisky a beautiful character.
    • Nose
      Strawberries, cinnamon, orange and light smoke
    • Taste
      Slight sweetness, a little peppery, followed by a subtle smokiness.
    • Finish
      Soft, medium length, with a pleasant smoky note.

  6. MaroFF scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Another nice adventure with inexpensive but quite decent liquor. Strongly fruity, sweet with delicate notes of wood, moss and smoldering smoke from the fire. Excellent whisky for the so-called "a little sip every day"

    This bottle is ending very soon, it's time to think about buying another one.
    • Nose
      85 85
      delicate, moss, red berries, old tree stump, some vanilla
    • Taste
      86 86
      sweet, candy, fruity, apricots, slightly peppery, peaty, in the background spring onions, vanilla, a bit of chocolate
    • Finish
      86 86
      long, very sweet all the time, honey, slightly peppery at the tip with a tingling sensation on the tongue

  7. Dagobert scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. fradin11 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. tester1277 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice sweetness with subtle smoke.
    Perfect!

  10. nikolajsa@inbox.lv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      some smoke, wild berries, apples
    • Taste
      85 85
      berry jam, black pepper, some peat and smoke
    • Finish
      84 84
      medium, berries with smoke

  11. mattheww scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  12. Imperial scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

  13. valasios scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  14. Joe22 scored this whisky 77 points Newbie

    Slightly smoky
    strawberry

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