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Ardnamurchan 2014-2015

Overall rating
84.86/100
votes
266
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
AD 09.20:01
Vintage
2014-2015
Bottled
22.09.2020
Calculated age
05 years old
Casktype
65% Bourbon & 35% Sherry Casks (PX & Oloroso)
Number of bottles
15978
Strength
46.8 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Label
Inaugural Release - Batch 1
Barcode
5060383651256
Added on
21 Sep 2020 8:49 pm by Thomas75
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 139.22

79 × in wishlist

266 × member ratings

1678 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardnamurchan 2014-2015

54 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.86 points

  1. captain_k scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Again shitty what's going on in terms of price ... Luckily there are local dealers who stick to the issue price. 49.95 € Support your local dealer !!! Ignore those who can't get enough of it!

  2. HarryBG did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Issue price on October 23, 2020 in Germany: € 49.95

  3. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Issue price on October 6, 2020: GBP 44.95

    (e.g. www.royalmilewhiskies.com/ardnamurchan-ad-09-20-01-single-malt-46-8-70cl/)

  4. robbert88 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    For such an age already very well balanced. Certainly something with potential! Here and there you can still taste that it is a bit young. But that doesn't matter because it is a delicious whisky to simply enjoy.
    • Nose
      Greasy wax, honey, very subtle smoky, a bit of rose petals, vanilla and something that reminds me of stone fruit but I can't tell what it is exactly.
    • Taste
      Fat oil, pepper, cloves, honey, a little peat and some salty. Yet also a small sweet taste in it, which is reminiscent of fruit, but it is still difficult to name the exact fruits in this young whisky.
    • Finish
      Greasy mouthfeel but a dry finish. Salty. Stinging on the tongue. Here the wax comes back from the nose together with pepper and honey. The aftertaste fades away quite quickly. The soft smoky stays the longest.

  5. Andara scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Quite enjoyable, easy to drink moderately peated malt. Could have been really nice if it would not have been reduced to 46.8%

    For 49€ a justifiable bottle but do not buy it for 70+

    Quite pleasing and looking forward to the next years!

  6. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A lovely first single malt from Ardnamurchan. Especially the nose is great as it changes all rather quickly and I’m picking up new notes by every smell. The palate is somewhat less complex compared to the nose, but nevertheless still quite tasty. The finish, however, stays a bit behind as it is quite short. But all in all a very enjoyable first single malt from Ardnamurchan.
    • Nose
      A whiff of peat and pears at first. Warm apple pie and caramel fudge. Red fruits, such as red berries and raspberries. Strawberries too, but more like a strawberry chewing gum. Honey and apple juice. It’s also grassy at some points, but more hay-like.
    • Taste
      Acacia honey and plenty of it. A hint of peat. Vanilla and caramel fudge, but also milk chocolate. Pears. Somewhat waxy and a hint of salt. Apple juice. Followed by white pepper.
    • Finish
      Short and a little bit dry. A metallic note, white pepper and apple juice again.

  7. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh, pleasant. Lemons, green apples, distant smoke. Wet earth, reeds. Grass, garden herbs, hay flowers, clover.
    • Taste
      Grilled lemon and some black pepper. White chocolate, chopped almonds. A trace of smoke.

  8. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A young guy, still rowdy, but already showing very nice approaches of maturity and balance.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fresh and malty, underlaid with herbs. Apple wedges, peppered with cloves. Fresh cut grass, hay. Pear compote with a pinch of nutmeg.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Malty and chocolaty on the tongue. Slightly oily. Toffee, caramel, chocolate lentils. Mild herb mix. Green apple, boiled pear. Almonds, hazelnuts.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Not surprisingly a relatively short finish. Nut nougat chocolate, almonds, honey, malt. A slight note of menthol remains on the tongue.

  9. Astrid scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Not uninteresting, but other young distilleries have done better lately.
    • Nose
      78 78
      The light, fruity sweetness of the sherry barrels mixes with vanilla, melon and green banana, a little pear, then there is a change of scene to malty impressions, oily salt notes and dried banana chips, bread spices, smoke and smoked ham, oak aromas, cappuccino and croissant with a little yeast , metallic graphite
    • Taste
      75 75
      Sweetish malt with a light youthful spiciness, vanilla, light and one-dimensional smoke with a hint of ham, a little spicy oak, fatty and oily, fruity notes of sherry and firm blossom honey
    • Finish
      72 72
      grassy and young, again slightly metallic, clove spice, malt, smoke, slightly dry with woody notes, vanilla, minimal sherry influence, leaves no feelings of happiness

  10. whiskytornado scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

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