Ardmore 1998 ElD

Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
14
Whiskybase ID
WB196228
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
27.05.1998
Bottled
03.06.2021
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
750764
Number of bottles
245
Strength
51.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060880921746
Bottled for
The Nectar
Added on
15 nov 2021 9:43 pm by TheMbG
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 183.49

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14 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardmore 1998 ElD

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.00 points.

  1. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Clean

    This Ardmore 1998 was selected by importer The Nectar to celebrate their 15th anniversary (as well as a lot of other releases, by the way). It was distilled in 1998 and matured for almost a quarter of a century on a hogshead that yielded another 245 bottles at cask strength. Bottler on duty is Elixir Distillers, former owners of The Whisky Exchange, in their series The Single Malts of Scotland.

    Surprisingly fruity nose with pineapple, apples and mandarin. In the background is that typical dirty puff with some peat smoke, but that is really understated here. The attention here goes to the fruity and sweet side of Ardmore and I confess... I think it's very good! After a few minutes of breathing, some maritime traits are added (not that Ardmore is on the coast, though, far from it) which reminds me of Talisker for a moment. It's not a punishment.

    It is very clean on the palate. Again apples and pineapple, but also some charcoal, caramel, quince and gooseberries. Vanilla and white chocolate still come on quite a bit, but are quickly suppressed by a beautiful, salty touch.

    The finish is long and sweet, while the smoke slowly fades away.

    What a great Ardmore! About 180 EUR. Recommended. Thank you for the sample, Maarten!

  4. ailean scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

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