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Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 08-year-old CA
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.51 points
- Awesome price quality whisky! Ardmore and sherry appear to be a solid combination. This Ardmore offers a fresh and earthy profile with loads of sweet dark forest fruits, oranges, bbq aromas and dried tobacco leaves. Dangerously drinkable.
- Ardmore & Sherry is, for me, just a winning combination almost every time! This is no exception. I had taken the fact that small batch went to original collection en would no longer be CS with quite some scepsis but for just €43 a bottle this wasn’t particularly what you call a dilemma to buy or not to buy. Even at such young age, since the peat is nice and active and works well with the sherried character. And since there are also bourbon casks involved I expect this to be a pleasant balance between the two.
It’s a bit shy at the start but a drop of water and some warmth solve that. Once it pops open your in for quite a treat. Instantly a full flavored and rich nose. Dark fruity tea and forest fruits all over the place. Tobacco, hazelnuts and leather in the background.
Sweet and very palatable. Very thick body. Oranges wrapped in milk chocolate and whipped cream. Mild and earthy peat mid palate. Black tea and cinnamon with a whiff of clove.
Lovely finish. It’s actually quite gentle. Rich flavors of (again) forest fruits an nuts. But also something like cream butter cookies stuffed with berries and vanilla.
This is just a lovely dram! Despite of what the color might suggest, this is definitely not a modern ‘glensherry’, but a great balance between bourbon and sherry casks.
- Not complex, but tasty.
Nuts and a little bit of fruity.
Chocolate, cherries and a hint of honey.
Short finish with cocoa and a slightly tart cherry.
- Tasting notes from Cadenhead's:
Nose: Old Fashioned cocktail, smokey Bacon crisps, sweet fruit notes with a hint of smoke
Taste: Blood oranges, old leather furniture, pipe tobacco
Finish: Sweetness continues with soft campfire smoke