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Overall rating
87.91/100
votes
25
Whiskybase ID
WB184902
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Peaty peninsula
Vintage
19.09.2015
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
149.2
Number of bottles
663
Strength
60.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Jun 2021 1:56 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 102.59

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Whisky Reviews for Ardnamurchan 2015 SMWS 149.2

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.91 points

  1. nallacam scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Another successful Ardnamurchan.
    I am a friend of this distillery and look forward to every further bottling.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Directly a sweetish peat note. The 60.7% are not immediately noticeable, but can already be guessed after a second sniff.
      Green fruit, a sliced apple. Herbs and cooling menthol.
      Caramel sets the tone for the sweetness, a hint of vanilla, roasted almonds.
      A little oxygen makes it more and more harmonious and round.
    • Taste
      88 88
      There is the 60.7%, but not necessarily sharp and piercing.
      It's 4 p.m. and I'm drinking on an empty stomach without having leveled myself with forty percent.
      And that works quite well for that.
      The peat is now more dominant, but it comes across as sweet, quite comparable to the nose.
      Heavy and oily, really dirty. Stale meat, bacon, salt, cold fireplace.
      This bottling reminds me a lot of the very first official bottling in 2016 AD, in which a fairly high proportion of Oloroso barrels was used.
      To speak of extremely complex would be an exaggeration, it is and will remain a 5-year-old malt.
      But it's fun and has its own character.
    • Finish
      86 86
      In the finish I have a lot of cold smoke and ash.
      Becomes dry without bitterness.

  2. FernetBranco scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Notes from the SMWS website: https://smws.eu/peaty-peninsula/

    "We were instantly transported to a remote church on the west coast of Scotland as guests at a wedding. The scent of ancient wooden pews, flower arrangements, and perfumes mingled perfectly with sweet peat smoke from the nearby houses and maritime aromas. The initial flavor was a sweet peat explosion soon followed by a creamy chocolatey texture and a never-ending finish of aromatic herbs. With water the party started - cakes, smoky marmalade, roasted figs, chestnuts and smoked clotted cream over raspberries. To taste, Swiss roll, chocolate mousse, lemon cake and heather honey - all of that with a wonderful, sweet, smoky backbone. "

    Issue price on June 17, 2021: 65.00 GBP / 79.40 €

    My impression:
    Really good Highland whisky from a very active Oloroso barrel. Strong, fruity-spicy, with a delicate smoky note. Delivers really well, so an issue price of £ 65.00 - even for a five-year-old single malt - is well justified. Since a lot of bottlings are now coming onto the market from this distillery, you will definitely get another bottling at cask strength. It is certainly worth getting hold of - but not at the moon prices as they are offered here by some completely confused and commercial resellers (aka parasite dealers).
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Perfect description by nallacam. Don't have to mention another details (like it).
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Patrick93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Laga93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. MasterMork scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

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