- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- 65% Bourbon Casks / 35% Sherry Casks
- Number of bottles
- 46.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 17 nov 2021 5:55 pm by aryehf
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Whisky Reviews for Ardnamurchan AD/10.21:06
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.60 points
- Whiskyfun: Colour: straw. Nose: love fat noses. Oils, doughs, citrus liqueurs, then grist and flours and a wee pack of wine gums. I would say it's sharing some traits with that rather famous new Irish Distillery that starts with 'W'. Mouth: excellent despite the youth that keeps showing (Alsatian pear liqueur, liqueur de poire williams). The oak's a tad loud too but it's rather on pepper and cinnamon than on sawdust. Then pomegranate and cranberry syrups, Szechuan pepper, perhaps a little agave syrup. Finish: long and rather on peach syrup this time, as far as fruits are concerned. Or puréed peaches, just add some champagne to this AD/10.21:06 (gee) and we'll have come up with a first-class Bellini. No, not prosecco, thank you. Comments: I think it is pretty fruitier than 2021's AD/07.21:05. Whatever, we'll soon need a bespoke app for anything Ardnamurchan. SGP:651 - 87 points. http://www.whiskyfun.com/
- I’m always a bit conscious with rather young start-up whiskies since normally these bottlings are being put out there to try and generate some cashflow. They do offer some impression of how the spirit develops and therefor make a fun way to get some information of what we can expect after say 10-12 years. I’ve had one other Ardna before so I do am curious to this one.
Hmmm this for me is a classic example of a nose with loads of young, spirity, grainy and youthful flavors. Lots of orchard fruits and some citrus. It is almost being a little speyside-like. This for me is whisky bottled on a moment in which it really could still go in any direction. Very slightly some spices are being added and some light wood influences are sticking to the whisky but it’s very premature.
On the palate I get confirmed about what the nose made me think. Young and just very generic. There is a rather subtle peaty character to it. That is something I do like. I am very curious how the balance will be between the peaty and unpeated characteristics of the whisky after more years inside the cask. Based on this it has the potential to become a rather friendly and subtle Islay whisky.
On the finish more spices like licorice and some dried green herbs reveal.
This dram reminds me quite a lot of the watered down new make spirit you regularly get when visiting a distillery and joining one of the more extended tours.
- Still very young, which is notable especially on the palate. This was my first Ardnamurchan, and it is rather promising. Will try this distillery again when more matured casks are available.
Rather young and green, with a hint of peat smoke. Beyond the sweet maltiness there are green plums, winegums (and plastic?), apples and a bit of vanilla.
An oily palate, subtly peaty again. Beyond the more gentle citrus fruits, green apples and notes of vanilla and cereals, it has a raw green edge: agave, sour yoghurt and scent of wet dog. It's slightly martime as well.
Good development on the finish. Citrus fruits and strawberries are followed by custard and liquorice. A light whiff of smoke lingers.
- Bright young fruity whisky, with a touch of pear and yellow apple.
Rowan, leaves, young bark, peach, vanilla and creamy note.
Yellow apple, vanilla, oak, caramel, spices, berries.
Medium length, with hints of quince, pear, caramel, yellow apple, pepper and oak.
- Despite a smaller proportion of sherry casks, the influence of the sherry is initially very clear. After a few minutes, however, the tide turns in favor of the bourbon casks. Overall it is nicely balanced with a pleasantly light, maritime smoke. It has surprisingly strong oak notes for its age.
Dry and fruity and a bit sherry-heavy at first. Above it lies a veil of cooling, maritime smoke and salty sea air. I find (burnt) caramel and also spicy oak is immediately present. The aroma also has a sour component of citrus fruits and berries (blackberries and currants). If you give it a few minutes, it will eventually open up completely and become significantly sweeter. Now I have sweet caramel toffees, apples, pears and syrup on the nose. The bourbon casks prevail. After the first try, the aroma is much lighter than at the beginning. Aromatic, sweet fruits (peaches) stand out. Nevertheless, the spicy oak remains present. In my opinion, the smoke comes into its own over time.
It starts with a strong start. The smoke is there immediately and a bit greasy. An interplay between sweet and sour fruits follows. Both green and red apples and a sweet and sour citrus mix come to mind, as well as ahoy fizzy powder. Then it gets spicier with (marzipan) pastries, dark chocolate and roasted coffee.
Initially still sweet with marzipan, then it becomes drier with clear oak notes. There is also dark chocolate with increasing cocoa content the longer the finish lasts. Finally, towards the end, the smoke comes out a little stronger and is accompanied by a slightly sour feeling.
- Nose: bandages, iodine, preserved lemon, oyster shells, tropical jelly beans, lemon posset
Palate: richer, honey syrup, chevre
Finish: cinnamon rice pudding and mixed allspice, apple butter
Tasted at Milroys of Spitalfields with Antonia Bruce and Fraser Stancombe
- Industrial-mineral whisky at its core, the rest of the derivatives are secondary here, not everyone will like it, but for connoisseurs of the genre it is a very interesting specimen - with all the brutality and severity of the derivatives, the overall impression is quite harmonious and balanced, one might even say that this is a soft and light whisky , relatively sure.
Restrained, dry, first nose - sweet wine and berry tones; strong mineral-industrial shades - drying plaster, fresh brickwork, raw tin, locksmith's workshop; lemon peel, industrial textiles, floral and honey motifs, dry boards, camphor, subtle notes of plastic and rubber;
Calm, rich, industrial-mineral tones softened with sweet syrupy shades, industrial textiles, leather goods, furniture polish, ginger, floral-honey notes, metallic sourness,
Spicy, invigorating, industrial textiles, salty-mineral tones, industrial-metallic shades, berry-wine sweetness, oak, leather goods.
You can feel youth, a little citrus, a very delicate smoke, a little vanilla, honey, salt
a little oily, salt, peat, a little wood, vanilla, no sweetness that was on the nose
short, smoky, warming, pleasant
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