Ardmore 2011 CA

Overall rating
86.28/100
votes
20
Whiskybase ID
WB193629
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Wood Range - Wine Cask
Vintage
2011
Bottled
Autumn 2021
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Pinot Noir cask since 10.2017
Number of bottles
246
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
17 oct 2021 8:04 pm by Luigisim
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 78.00

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20 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Ardmore 2011 CA

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.28 points.

  1. JoshNRW scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A 5-cl sample from Cadenhead Cologne for 9 euros.
    Ardmore is a distillery that I can't classify very well and rarely have in my glass. And this sample is unfortunately very barrel-dominated, so that the typical aromas of an Ardmore are only rudimentarily recognizable here and the distillery unfortunately cannot bring me closer.

    If anyone can recommend a clean, classic, high-quality Ardmore that is representative of Ardmore, please message me :-)
    • Nose
      87 87
      I find the nose really exciting, because here there are various aromas of smoky bacon, earth, tartaric acid, oak and a clearly perceptible sulfur note, which I can just about accept here and which luckily becomes weaker and weaker after 20 minutes.

      The alcohol is very well integrated for its age, but is perhaps overpowered by the finish.

      A few drops of water will make it pretty smooth without getting too skinny. But that doesn't necessarily make him any better.
      Overall, I like the nose because of the different aromas that harmonize comparatively well.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Here the barrel clearly takes over with its tartaric and dry notes. The finish is too dominant here for me, because the greasy, earthy smoky notes that I found so exciting on the nose are hardly to be found here.

      If you like dry, acidic whisky, you might like this. It's too one-dimensional for me, although you can still drink the whisky quite well. With water at the back, a little more earth and metallic smoke. Here I find it better with water.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is unspectacular, again very dry and slightly acidic.

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  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      Blackberry, light mineral peat. Somewhat closed initially. Later the peat becomes stronger.
    • Taste
      85 85
      More of that peat. Richer too. Blackberry and gingerbread.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Blackcurrant, peat and gingerbread.

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Ardmore... you remain a truly underrated distillery... let's keep it that way: This is the same crap as a lot of other independent Ardmore releases of late... Please don't drink!! ;)

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