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Ardnamurchan AD/10.21:06

Overall rating
85.60/100
votes
88
Whiskybase ID
WB196431
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2021
Casktype
65% Bourbon Casks / 35% Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
21000
Strength
46.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060383651324
Added on
17 nov 2021 5:55 pm by aryehf
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 45.49

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88 × member ratings

574 × in collection

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

  1. Maltbehr64 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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/

  2. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  3. Koning scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      83 83
      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.
    • Taste
      83 83
      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.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Good development on the finish. Citrus fruits and strawberries are followed by custard and liquorice. A light whiff of smoke lingers.

  4. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Bright young fruity whisky, with a touch of pear and yellow apple.
    • Nose
      Rowan, leaves, young bark, peach, vanilla and creamy note.
    • Taste
      Yellow apple, vanilla, oak, caramel, spices, berries.
    • Finish
      Medium length, with hints of quince, pear, caramel, yellow apple, pepper and oak.

  5. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    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.

    https://www.aboutwhisky.de/tastingnotes/ardnamurchan-ad-10-2106/
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  6. man2392 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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

  7. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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;
    • Taste
      Calm, rich, industrial-mineral tones softened with sweet syrupy shades, industrial textiles, leather goods, furniture polish, ginger, floral-honey notes, metallic sourness,
    • Finish
      Spicy, invigorating, industrial textiles, salty-mineral tones, industrial-metallic shades, berry-wine sweetness, oak, leather goods.

  8. MasterMork scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Gregor83 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. Obynapewno scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      You can feel youth, a little citrus, a very delicate smoke, a little vanilla, honey, salt
    • Taste
      83 83
      a little oily, salt, peat, a little wood, vanilla, no sweetness that was on the nose
    • Finish
      84 84
      short, smoky, warming, pleasant

  12. geriud scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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