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Ardmore 1997 SMWS 66.172

Overall rating
86.44/100
votes
29
Whiskybase ID
WB162837
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
We have made it!
Vintage
23.10.1997
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
66.172
Number of bottles
252
Strength
55.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 jul 2020 2:09 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 115.00

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Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 1997 SMWS 66.172

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.44 points

  1. WhiskyJoey1211 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    An absolutely incredible aged Ardmore from the SMWS stables!
    • Nose
      Slightly chemical, car polish, damp ashes and campfire, earthy moss, petrichor and hints of gently burning white oak.
    • Taste
      Quite complex - lovely light Highland peat coming through (with age, phenols in whisky (ppm) decrease), along with the aged malt spirit shining through. Plenty of light hay, petrichor and white wine!
    • Finish
      Quite thin and short, but it is in the taste where this whisky really sings. There is a long lasting note of gentle Highland peat after the last sip that reminds you to go back and have another dram of it soon!

  2. whiskynews did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    SMWS Tasting Notes:

    We have made it! We felt like pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago having reached our final destination Santiago de Compostela after walking nearly 500 miles. Now we were sitting in the cathedral as the huge thurible (incense burner) swung from the ceiling, soaring to amazing lofty heights. The sweet aroma surrounded us and the mystical charm filled us with wonder. Warning, you might even shed a tear or two when tasting neat as it is simply sublime! We all agreed it did not need water however with a drop you still have that perfect balance of light smoke, sweetness, citrus and vanilla.

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