Ardnamurchan AD/10.21:06

Overall rating
85.27/100
votes
129
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

£ 46.01

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129 × member ratings

685 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardnamurchan AD/10.21:06

27 users have left 27 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.27 points.

  1. manmathiou scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. karloff scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    I bought this bottle on the strength of what I've tried before from this distillery and again it has impressed.
    Yes it is young but you can do some amazing things with young whisky if you do it right.
    The bottle was very reasonably priced so it ticks all the boxes for me and I look forward to their future offerings.
    • Nose
      87 87
      You get the influence from both barrels well here and it switches from one to the other with ease.
      The peat is also there but it doesn't mask like some do.
      Vanilla, honey, nuts, cured meats, coconut hair door mat, old varnished wood, tobacco and black coffee.
      Normally you can tell when it is young, this not so much.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Again the balance between the two barrels is very good and the peat accompanies them very nicely.
      I think the medium peat gives it a chance to fill out.
      The 46.8% just puts more meat on the bone and there is peppery spice to add.
      This is near the end of the bottle and it has been consistent from the very first glass.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The most important part of the finish for me is that everything still holds together and this does to the very death.

  3. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Mildly peaty, quite salty/mossy, and putty. Sweet citrus. Grass, orange zest, confectionerry.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Medium body, soft, medium peaty. Moss, rubber, plum, almond, orange marrmelade, grass and a dash of pepper.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Saline, mossy and note that smoky, and still that nice combination of plum, prune and orange marmelade. A bit of wood, just slightly vanilla, barley, chocolate and pepper.

  4. VEF206 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Adelphi - Ardnamurchan Tasting at GoodSpirit Bar, 2022.09.20.

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    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Tordeaux scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Expraesi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Boro scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Bottle number 1219/21000.
    I had already tasted AD / 01.21: 01 some time ago, being pleasantly amazed by the incredible technique of the Ardnamurchan home team to make such a young whisky deep and complex. This new taste (9 months and five batches later ... and many other whiskys) gives me the absolute certainty that not only the quality of the distillate is first class, but also that the drinking experience is really pleasant (open to friends house - 6 people - we drank half a bottle without realizing it).
    If you are looking for excellent value for money (~ 50 €), you like peaty whisky (this is on average, it is not aggressive) and you like the combination of 65% Bourbon-35% Sherry this is the right whisky.
    The icing on the cake of this distillery is the blockchain system behind the QR code that allows you to trace some technical information about the distillate, as well as the number of the bottle. It is not simply marketing in my opinion, it is transparency towards product details.
    Great distillery, great whisky.
    Mental image: lashes of sea breeze on the barrels.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Salty and earthy. Medium peaty. Immediately after leather, chocolate and vanilla. Then red fruits: cherry and ripe strawberry. Young but inviting. Above average.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Good consistency, on the oily, full mouth. And in fact it fills very well, saline peat, sweet notes of vanilla and cherry, but also bitter chocolate and mocha coffee; perfect alcohol level, spicy and rich despite the young age.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium, spicy. Leather, licorice and coffee ... it stimulates salivation a lot, at least to me ... Pour me some more !!
      Thanks Ardnamurchan, if this is the standard I can only imagine what other lashes of sea breeze can bring to the barrels in the years to come.

  10. notesofmalt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Ardnamurchan AD/10.21:06, bottled in 2021. 46.8% alc. Original bottling. Ageing: Bourbon and Sherry casks (ratio 65% to 35%)

    Nose: Complex. Sour gummy bears next to rye bread, wood fire in the old village oven. Behind this, oily and slightly maritime aromas emerge, some iodine and old shells on the beach. With a little time in the glass, notes of peach and cocoa appear, as well as a smell of workshop.

    Palate: Surprisingly complex. First of all lots of fruit, peaches and pears, along with lime and wood smoke, some cold tobacco. There is also a slightly bitter oak with caramel and gooseberry, some sugar beet and pepper. In the background menthol and some anise.

    Finish: Long and the smoke gets even stronger, plus significantly more spices and herbs. Rosemary, cinnamon and colorful pepper, dark chocolate is memorable.

    Conclusion: Really complex and beautiful whisky, the peat smoke writes a lot of exciting stories here. A great whisky in every way. 88/100 points (2022)

  11. YD84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  12. mattheww scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  13. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  14. ConvalRen scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Never did enjoy an Ardnamurchan. It has this tinge of sour mash that I can constantly pick up from every bottle, the taste is quite bad and it has a very bad sensory feeling left on the whisky.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      78 78

  15. VISHALNRZ scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Hints of banana and wood on the palete . Decent whisky for the price .

  16. 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.

  17. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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.

  18. 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.

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    • 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.

  19. MasterMork scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  20. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Gregor83 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  22. 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

  23. geriud scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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/

  27. 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

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