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Ardnamurchan 2014/2015 AD/01.21:01

Overall rating
85.46/100
votes
138
Whiskybase ID
WB175268
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Release 2
Vintage
2014/2015
Bottled
01.2021
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
65% Bourbon & 35% Sherry Casks (PX & Oloroso)
Number of bottles
14676
Strength
46.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060383651324
Added on
24 Jan 2021 12:55 pm by BatchOne
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 92.59

70 × in wishlist

138 × member ratings

1495 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardnamurchan 2014/2015 AD/01.21:01

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.46 points

  1. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Regular issue price on January 30th, 2021: ~ 45.00 GBP

    (e.g. https://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/ardnamurchan-ad-01-21-01-single-malt-46-8-70cl/)

  2. nallacam scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I am very impressed with the second official bottling.
    The first one still had an imbalance for me that I would not have expected from Ardnamurchan.
    The second release has everything I expect from a young whisky that is supposed to show the distillery character.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Boy nose.
      Slightly dirty with honey notes. Obvious smoke.
      Citrus fruits, lemon zest, bread dough, sourdough, yeast, cereals.
      Becomes more and more harmonious with a little time.
      I don't find the sherry content of allegedly 35%, it should have been 2nd or 3rd fill.
      Green apple, leafy vegetables and mineral notes.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Clear peat and sweetness.
      I really like it.
      Much rounder than the first bottling.
      Not very complex, it gains strength over time and then also shows fruity notes of citrus and ripe apples and pears.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length, round and very pleasant.
      Peat and sweetness stop nicely.

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    Pretty coastal but also fruity, interesting combination
    • Nose
      88 88
      Little fruity, honeydew, dry hay, apple, peach, little apricot, more stone fruits, littel citric, lemon peel, little spicy, whiffs of oak wood, little seabreeze, salty, iodine - not bad
    • Taste
      87 87
      Little punchy, very creamy, fruity, good sweetness, more stone fruits, little salty, hints of seaweed and smoked fish, little herbal, vegetables
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, warm, more salty, herbal, littl emore oak wood

  4. HammerHead scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    For the 50 - 55 euro release price it's a pretty good deal. For up to or over 100 I'd call this a big rip off.
    • Nose
      86 86
      A very round nose for such a young whisky, mild peat, slight smoke, earthy and chalky, sweet and sour (almost acidic), vanilla, loads of citrus, lemon and lime, atjar, furniture polish, some silage.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Full and creamy, sweet, sour, vanilla, more citrus, honied liquorice, wet hay, subtle pepper and some toasted wood.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length: vanilla, honey, juicy citrus fruit, liquorice, mild spices and a subtle lingering wood char note.

  5. dominikbraun scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Light and dirty with citrus notes, the characteristic has slight echoes of the Springbank 10, dry and earthy smoke, mineral, sour apple, honey.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Full-bodied with delicious spices, juicy citrus fruits and fruit, then becoming drier with smoke, herbs, ginger, classic and balanced Highland profile.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long and fruity with an ideal oak influence. Apples, light acidity - and then I imagine a minimal but not disturbing youth.

  6. robbert88 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      N: salty, citrus, eucalyptus, apple peel, peat, soft smoke, wet wood, really a whisky that I can smell for hours.
    • Taste
      85 85
      P: pepper, smoke, grass, tingling on the tongue, mineral-like, wax, honey, salt water, where it already feels quite mature in the nose, you can taste the young age here
    • Finish
      84 84
      F: wax, red pepper, slightly grapefruit, briny

  7. riegerjonas scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    2021-06-17
    • Nose
      Vanilla, light peat, some dark fruit, warm raspberries with vanilla sauce, cookie dough, a bit reserved
    • Taste
      light, pleasantly gentle smoke, smell is reflected a little: dark fruits, light (not too strong) sweetness, round

  8. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. elipszis scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      brown sugar
      citric-mint
      fresh fruits (apple, pear)
      marshmallow
      hedge
      bitter
      salty
      vegetative
    • Taste
      90 90
      honey
      peach
      oily
      mint
      nittle tea
      yeast
      bitter
      vegetative
      fennel
      chocaolate coffee
    • Finish
      89 89
      salty
      bitter
      minimal peaty
      medium finish

  10. claymore84 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 05-31-2021 in Baveno, Italy.

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