Ardmore 1988 DD

Overall rating
90.18/100
votes
60
Whiskybase ID
WB181337
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Vintage
1988
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
32 years old
Strength
47.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5415281063159
Bottled for
15 Years The Nectar
Added on
13 apr 2021 10:53 pm by Tonny T

Average value

€ 492.65

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60 × member ratings

46 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardmore 1988 DD

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.18 points.

  1. Foamy scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Quite funky, almost jura like with cooked vegetables, banana, cabbage, but sill on the fruity side, orange some exotic notes, curry, iodine, very unusual but also very good

  3. OJK scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Tropical and creamy soft peat, with subtle wax and mineral funk. Classic Ardmore that reminds you of older Islay tropical peat.

  4. ConvalRen scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Lemon grass, hay, white pepper, a stack of leaves left from autumn to spring, grainy scents, effervescent notes of lavender, daffodils, orchid, and poppy flowers.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Ciku fruit - A tropical brown fruit that tastes quite funky, very similar to a peeled banana left out in the air for too long, with a hint of fermented coconut water.

      Mashed potatoes with chicken pepper gravy, topped off with some sea salt, fried pork rinds, stewed aubergine and brinjal.

      Some paraffin, Seville orange, fish oil, fried salmon skin, honey, oak, chrysanthemum flower, and curry leaves cooked with an array of spices in ghee. Fatty, oily, and full of flavour. Delicious Ardmore, this is.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Very long and warming, with a fruity end that continues. Still slightly oaky, fruity, peppery and full of spice.

  5. Gil firth scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Jualat dont get all this 88-89 score :)
    THE best ardmore I had. Old style brora like with lovely smoky peat, earthy, sweet green and red fruits, citrus, wax. Beautiful!

  6. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. ailean scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  8. herdertje scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. pbe3300 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Turf is nicely incorporated and does not dominate...
    Nose: peat, hay, candle wax
    Taste: Nicely complex with wood and leather notes as well as tropical fruit.
    Wonderfully long aftertaste!

  10. SimonOHA scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    As easy to drink as it is fun to intellectualize.
    • Nose
      On the nose, humus, damp earth, a light wood and hay smoke.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, it is very fruity and fatty on the lemon guava. Always a damp chai side with a nice wood smoke, leather and a little bit of turpentine. Medicinal fern.
    • Finish
      The fruitiness fades in the finish to be replaced by a cold ash which increases in intensity over the sip.

  11. TomP scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. Double Barrel scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Peat is present on the nose but goes background after the first palate (32 yo) letting room for the distillate and the Bourbon cask's influence. Exotic fruits and barley sugars (fading in orchards fruits), sweet spices and tannins (echoes of Licorice root already chewed) all wrapped in vanillin and waxes.
    All in all a delicious Ardmore wearing perfectly well its age!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  13. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  14. Tastingbros scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Full review here:
    https://tastingbros.com/2021/08/01/the-nectar-15th-anniversary-bottlings-part-2/
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  15. IronChic scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  16. MaltMonkeyPetro scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  17. Lcluy scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  18. Banzai scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

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