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Ardmore 2010 SV

Overall rating
86.11/100
votes
15
Whiskybase ID
WB179844
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The war of the Peat
Vintage
2010
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt Finish
Casknumber
1
Number of bottles
706
Strength
62.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
The War of Peat VIII/XIII
Bottle code
L20/760
Barcode
5021944111237
Bottled for
Whic.de Exclusive
Market
de Germany
Added on
26 Mar 2021 6:47 pm by BenThan77
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.99

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15 × member ratings

110 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 2010 SV

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.11 points

  1. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Surprisingly strong smoke and peat components. Pleasant and round on the nose. The spiciness in the mouth, almost reminiscent of the Talisker chilli punch, is surprising, but it is by no means unpleasant. This Ardmore can definitely keep up with its Rauch colleagues from the islands.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The color is a light straw yellow. A very oily film clings to the Premium Snifter. The malt starts immediately with a distinct ashy wood smoke. Slightly mineral on the nose, the alcohol at 62.7% is noticeable - but not unpleasant. In addition to liquorice, there is a strong vanilla note. Yellow apples and citrus aromas combine with the sweet bourbon vanilla after standing for a few minutes. Over time, the fruit turns into sweet and sour wine gum or into green grapes that are not yet too ripe.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very oily mouthfeel. Sugar-sweet and at the same time grape-fruity start. The vanilla aromas from the nose show up. This is followed by a strong pepperiness, which does not decrease a lot with the addition of water. Spices like cinnamon and nutmeg are also provided - this could have come from the sherry barrel. This is all underlined by the ashes from the nose.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The pepper note from the taste is also clearly present at the beginning of the finish. The smoke, together with the oak - which presents itself as Italian mocha - come to the fore. With the rather medium-long finish, it becomes a little astringent towards the end due to the alcohol.

  2. dercaptain scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Fresh bright fruits in creamy vanilla ice cream surrounded by fresh smoke
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fresh smoke, reminiscent of tobacco or wooden cigar boxes, and strong vanilla aromas flood the senses. Salty foods combine with tangy citrus fruits. A hint of white grapes and nashi pears
    • Taste
      86 86
      The oral cavity fills with creamy vanilla and here again the smoke. A spiciness similar to ginger provides the kick. Here, too, the light fruits are discreetly in the background.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is center aisle. As soon as the "sharpness of the ginger" subsides, the mouth feels dry and the oak pushes forward

  3. zaphod155 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very interesting whisky. Dominant sweetness with strong spiciness and very own smoke aromas. If you are looking for harmony, you will not find it with this bottling. If you are looking for something wild with rough edges, you will like this bottling. The smoke aromas don't meet my taste, but they are very interesting.
    • Nose
      Light sweetness of grape sugar and light, fresh fruits, slightly tart berries. Then the smoke notes follow. There is also some salted caramel. The sweetness is quite dominant.
    • Taste
      This is where the smoky aromas show up first, a little like a burning stall; Interesting. This is followed directly by the sweetness and a peppery spiciness. Here, too, the sweetness is the predominant aroma for me. Blossom honey, ripe apples and vanilla. It gets drier and oak seasoning is added.
    • Finish
      The sweetish-spicy aromas are retained for a long time and at the end of the day there is room for a last wave of smoke.

  4. grinface scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty! Peatier than expected, but that's okay. I would have beliefed this is an Islay malt if someone had told me so. The sherry finish ... well, I honestly don't find much of that. But I don't mind. It swims very well, but water is not needed at all. It is young, peaty and expressive. Very well done! Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2021/03/29/eine-kleine-ardmore-session/
    • Nose
      88 88
      A clear and concise peat nose. That surprised me a bit. Reminds of young Islay peaters. Ardmore is typically a little different. A light wine note, light fruits and something mineral. After a while the peat subsides a little. It is not gone, just not dominant anymore. It makes way for a fat, sweet vanilla scent.
    • Taste
      87 87
      It starts tingling on the tongue. A little chilli and ginger argue with a sweet component. Limes, sometimes lemons, flash again and again. The peat is present all the time along with coal smoke.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Cooling menthol and honey combine with smoke and peat. A little salt is added. Coal dust too. The sweetness is a little less concise and maybe a little more fruity (pear). The length is wonderfully appropriate. It is very warming. No wonder with the high volume!

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