Ardmore 1997 SMWS 66.198

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Serene sunset satisfaction
Stated Age
23 years old
Bourbon HH / Refill Barrique Finish
Number of bottles
53.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 jun 2021 8:42 pm by Nergal
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 167.00

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Whisky reviews for Ardmore 1997 SMWS 66.198

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.75 points.

  1. josephcurwen scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    This is the apex of the Ardmore house style: light smoke, industrial notes, savory bacon are forward, with ripe orchard fruit and a subtle floral note towards the back. Immensely rich and smooth, it all coheres perfectly given the age, and has a wonderful sequential development of flavors on the palate. Lingers on the tongue a long time. Fantastic whisky.

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  3. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Nergal scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes: We nosed clean, tantalising wood smoke and honey, ice-cream in a garden and paella or Sunday roast savouriness. The palate found hickory chip
    barbecued pork ribs, golden syrup, treacle and chalky sweets; leaving long-lingering impressions of clove, cinnamon, sandalwood and leather. The reduced nose evoked a dinner party for one panellist (paté, melba toast, honey-glazed ham) while another was smoke-puffing his beehive by the sea-shore. The reduced palate oozed sophisticated maturity – ruby port and sweet tingling cigar smoke; smooth and satisfying as the sunset on an unruffled sea. This went into a refill French oak barrique after 21 years in bourbon wood.


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