- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Calculated age
- 05 years old
- 65% Bourbon & 35% Sherry Casks (PX & Oloroso)
- Number of bottles
- 46.8 % Vol.
- 50 ml 700 ml
- Inaugural Release - Batch 1
- Added on
- 21 Sep 2020 8:49 pm by Thomas75
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Whisky Reviews for Ardnamurchan AD 09.20:01
63 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.81 points
- 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!
- Issue price on October 23, 2020 in Germany: € 49.95
- Issue price on October 6, 2020: GBP 44.95
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- I like the balance, sherry integrates perfectly and is not used as make-up, I am positively surprised by the profile - the composition has its own style
with a drop of water, floral sweet, ashy smoke, reminds me of young Talisker, then strawberries, very pleasing and round for its age, vanilla and light wood notes, a little lemon
Resin, ash, smoke, a great sweetness and light sherry aromas combine to form an interesting, pulsating mixture, mildly balanced
Chilicatch, nice and warm, vanilla, lemon
- 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!
- It's the balance that stands out to me. This almost exactly fits into the flavour profile Ardnamurchan has been advertising since they opened.
There's subtle notes of seaweed, honey and a slight minerality. The peat influence is like an extremely dialed down version of the herbacious, sauerkraut-y peat I associate with Ledaig. Some soft orchard fruits, as well as flax hemp rope. Quite rich and certainly intriguing.
Oily with charred peanut skins and gentle, earthy smoke, as well as a subtle salinity and green olives. A whisper of damp oak and honey too.
A touch of charcoal, some and salt with a sweet finale.
- 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.
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.
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.
Short and a little bit dry. A metallic note, white pepper and apple juice again.
- What can I say, my expectations were disappointed at first. But if I think about it any longer, I honestly have to ask myself what I am comparing it to. The first 4 releases came in cask strength from mostly 1st fill sherry casks. So a comparison is hardly possible here, rather the spirit comes into play here much more.
It is never out of round or unpleasant, it has its coastal character and does not adapt to the general easy drinking mainstream.
Intense, with a strong lemon and vanilla. Melon, cereals and cotton candy.
There is also a bitter and slightly metallic nuance that I attribute to youth.
Bread dough, floral notes are added and the peat also shows up increasingly, combined with a pleasant sweetness.
Now he has a lot more smoke. The first impression is milder than expected. The sweetness from the nose fades into the background, dry, ashy flavors take over. Granny Smith apple, lemon peel, green tea.
Here you can tell your young age most clearly, there is a lack of mouth-filling aromas.
After about 10 minutes in the glass and with a large sip, it becomes sweeter again, there are hints of butterscotch and light caramel. That makes a big difference.
Medium length, dry, green branches, tea leaves, salty
Fresh, pleasant. Lemons, green apples, distant smoke. Wet earth, reeds. Grass, garden herbs, hay flowers, clover.
Grilled lemon and some black pepper. White chocolate, chopped almonds. A trace of smoke.