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Overall rating
89.00/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
82 Chapters to Newcastle (82NC)
Bottling serie
Chapter 04.01
Vintage
13.10.2009
Bottled
24.06.2020
Calculated age
10 years old
Casktype
Port-Cask Finish
Number of bottles
179
Strength
60.4 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
20 Jul 2020 1:29 pm by Noface83
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59.90

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Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 2009 82NC

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. Noface83 scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Jo - he's really good. Exactly what you can expect from such a bottling and somehow more. The palate surprises with its intensity and leaves you speechless for now. Really cool. Unfortunately, the nose and the finish can not quite keep up - there is somehow missing the twist or one or the other corner. But find it really cool - clearly the best of the series.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Clear smoke - does the port barrel reinforce this note? Really sweet with malt, red groats and custard. The slightly earthy Ardmore character still gets through. The alcohol is there but is largely kept in check by the barrel flavors. As with the Islay Cask, pepper and a hint of anise but no oak yet. Exactly what you can expect from the barrel in the nose but I still hoped for one or the other edge. Very tasty but a little too round.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Uih wow this is a dessert whisky. Sweetly poured with a lot of malt with warm, slightly smoky raspberry sauce, custard with red fruits, dextrose, a little pepper and here now also oak and a little milk chocolate. The alcohol carries the aromas and almost kills you with intensity and sweetness. The smoke is only subtle with a warm ashy note in the background. Fantastic !
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish transports the notes from the palate and ends them warming in the medium length finish. The oak and the pepper try to defend themselves against the end but are caught again by the port sweetness and so it ends harmoniously and invites you to take another sip.

  2. Noface83 scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Details of the bottler:

    ARDMORE - Chapter # 4.1 - Port Cask Finish - Cask Strength 60.4% vol.

    10 years - finish in the State Hofkeller zu Würzburg, in the red wine cellar of the Residenz Würzburg

    About this whisky

    This Ardmore was distilled on October 13th, 2009 in the Scottish Highlands at the Ardmore distillery. There he matured his first years in the ex-bourbon barrel. On April 3, 2019, it was then stored in the State Hofkeller zu Würzburg, more precisely in the red wine cellar. The whisky stopped there for 14 months at Bubu, in one of the most beautiful places in the city, oh what I say, the country! This historic place, like the residence above, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The storage location is characterized by some special features: on the one hand, the air is extremely dry, on the other hand, it is unusually warm. This starting point and the relatively small Rundlet Cask led - in addition to a great finish - to an Angels' Share of over 20% last year. At the same time, the alcohol content hardly dropped. The whisky was bottled on June 24th, 2020. That left 179 bottles, the official Chapter # 4.1. The outer packaging was made especially for this whisky. As always, every bottle saves a tree, the tree donation certificate can be obtained via the NFC chip in the label.

    Who cares:

    Of course we thought about “barrel strength or drinking strength”. The Ardmore has a whopping 60.4% vol. on the speedometer. In fact, we all immediately agreed: we have to bring it out in Cask Strength! Sure, you notice the alcohol on the first sip, but the tongue gets used to it the second sip and it is even at over 60% vol. pleasant in the mouth. The word "Ardmore Port Cask" is also an anagram for "Cheers Rocker Adam". I don't know who Adam is, but one thing is clear, this is a whisky for rockers! Subtle smoke, strong onset, red fruits and a long finish. The colleagues from the storage location would say "der wags" (Lower Franconian for a long finish). You have it on your tongue for a while and that's nice, very nice.

  3. Noface83 scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    A total of 172 bottles, 45 bottles of which were available in a special outer packaging in the "Cask Journey Set" together with the two only available in the set, Chapter 04.02 (WB-ID: 162324) and Chapter 04.03 (WB-ID: 162323) at a set price of EUR 179.00

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