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Overall rating
86.51/100
votes
38
Whiskybase ID
WB177611
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Original Collection
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
50% Sherry 50% Bourbon
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
20 Feb 2021 10:25 pm by Luigisim
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 71.12

11 × in wishlist

38 × member ratings

84 × in collection

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

  1. RobbievdB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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.

  2. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  3. emptycask scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. theograph scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  5. TheGlengooije scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

    Not complex, but tasty.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Nuts and a little bit of fruity.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Chocolate, cherries and a hint of honey.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Short finish with cocoa and a slightly tart cherry.

  6. whiskytornado scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Lcluy scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  9. jstep83 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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

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