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Ardmore 1988 MW

Overall rating
89.55/100
votes
35
Whiskybase ID
WB183186
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Michiel Wigman (MW)
Bottling serie
They Inspired II
Vintage
04.1988
Bottled
01.2021
Calculated age
32 years old
Number of bottles
192
Strength
48.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
serie 2.2 artwork and design by Hans Dillesse
Market
nl Netherlands
Added on
10 May 2021 9:21 pm by anthony_holland
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 493.35

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Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 1988 MW

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.55 points

  1. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    22 22 22 22 88

    Everything is as usual with Michel - subtle and even, gentle and graceful, it seems that this is how the age Ardmore should be!

  2. Funtik scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  3. Nikita Kochkarev scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    23-22-22-22

  4. olegborgol scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    22,5-22-22,5-22

  5. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Blenders Glass.
    Excellent malt! Bright and explosive, especially in taste and finish.
    Balance 22
    Total 90
    • Nose
      Nose: light, refined ... ripe pears, vanilla, citrus fruits, white pepper, light smoke 22
    • Taste
      Taste: bright, explosive! sweet and sour fruits (cherry plums, pears, dessert plums, citrus fruits), very light peat 23
    • Finish
      Long-lasting aftertaste, slightly sweet, mint, peppery, ash 23

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Good balance between smoke/peat and fruitiness/sweetness - quite drinkable
    • Nose
      89 89
      Little smoky, peaty, herbs, little fruity, little citric, little honey, hints of vanilla - not bad
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oily, creamy, little punchy, good sweetness, more smoky and peaty, fruity, honey - very good
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, warm, fruity, fine peaty and smoke, little herbal

  7. Foamy scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. vlad78 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very good drink. Full of yellow fruits.
    • Nose
      Yellow apples, duchess pears, apricots and peaches, cream dessert, a little smoke.
    • Taste
      Sweet, light, yellow, fruity, with a hint of cupcake. The smoke in the taste is slightly felt.
    • Finish
      Sweet, pleasant, calm, a little smoky.

  9. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Yellow fruits, custard cream, white pepper, subtle smoke, great balance, very nice selection from Michiel!

  10. OJK scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful fruits on the nose, mainly on dates, oranges, and grapefruit, along with some herbal honey and medicinal notes, all mixed together in a soft creamy sweetness. The palate delivers the creamy fruitiness that the nose promised, and demotes the herbal medicinal notes to a smaller supporting role. The smoke is still there, which balances the oily tropical fruits perfectly. Eventually the eucalyptus, black pepper and ash become louder on the finish, but always in perfect balance and elegance. Ardmore doing what Ardmore does best.

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