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Overall rating
86.00/100
votes
6
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Vintage
20.10.2009
Bottled
02.07.2020
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Ex-Laphroaig Barrel, Oloroso QC Finish
Casknumber
705955A
Number of bottles
125
Strength
58.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 Jul 2020 9:31 pm by niskat
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 89.02

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Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 2009 WhB

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Issue price July 2020: £ 46.00

  2. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    This is an Ardmore that has been matured in ex Laphroaig casks and finished in an oloroso quarter cask. I would not have guessed Ardmore but rather Laphroaig, as the cask clearly takes a lot away from the original destillate. No problem for me though as I like Laphroaig.

    The color is red winish goldish and it shimmers in the glass.

    Nice bottling for a great price, as we are used by the whiskybroker but not an every day dram.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The ex Laphroaig casks definitely left their marks on the nose I'm not an expert on Laphroaig as most of the time I think it is to expensive though. Smoke immediately fills the nose it is a medicinal smoke though but a little metallic followed by salt. Then you get the sherry notes, sour cherries, rasberries, dark berries in general, and a little bit of vinegar.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Smoke immediately fills the mouth again medicinal smoke but the sweetness pushes hard to be the dominant force I get apples, Pears, vinegar, and berries but the smoke pushes it back again.
    • Finish
      88 88
      This is a very long and powerful finish.

      Starts of sweet but immediately gets pushed back by very intense medicinal smoke notes, a little bit bitter even like homeopathic cough drops unfortunately not much less from the smoky side. Also you can clearly taste the wood influence because it is a bit spicy.

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