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Overall rating
88.01/100
votes
76
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Landscapes
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
212
Strength
49.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Jan 2011 7:51 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 339,50

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Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 1992 TWA

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.01 points

  1. goran scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    From Whiskyfun:

    Ardmore 18 yo 1992/2010 (49.9%, The Whisky Agency, ex-bourbon hogshead, 212 bottles)  Colour: white wine. Nose: typical! In my experience Ardmore can be very sooty while not being very peaty and that’s exactly what happens here. There’s some metal polish and lamp oil on a bed of white garden fruits, mostly apples and gooseberries, with a development that happens more on rather farmy notes. Fruit peelings, hay, soaked grains… Also very nice notes of smoked tea, growing bigger and bigger. The whole remains relatively austere but let’s see what happens with water: the peat comes out but it becomes also a little more ‘usual’, so to speak. A little mint, a little camphor, more straight barley, maybe a little leaven. It’s not that it doesn’t swim well, it’s just that it does not need water in my opinion. Mouth (neat): how unusual! Starts with the same notes of smoked tea but also huge notes of green apples and smoked salmon, then olives and brine, salt, maybe even anchovies (touches) and just hints of lime. It’s very unusual but it’s also very good. When you try a lot of whiskies, this is the kind of kick you’re looking for. And powerful it is. With water: becomes more classic, with this sootiness and more green apples. Finish: long, relatively dry, with a briny aftertaste and even a little tobacco. Comments: a no-water-needed Ardmore. I think I shouldn’t have tried it with water, I’d have gone higher (not that Ardmore makes me fly). SGP:365 - 90 points.

  2. Forrest scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Superb entry with a lot of complexity. First of all, greedy and fruity (peach?). Then vanilla and apple. Waxy notes also. With time, citrus tip.

    Palate: Oily, nice peaty and fruity notes. A little earthy. No trace of salt.

    Final: long, earthy peat.

    Very nice whisky.

  3. Nethar did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Not very good considering the price.
    • Nose
      Weak, coconut, fruit, alcohol, biscuits, cocoa.
    • Taste
      Not so strong for cask strength.
    • Finish
      Nice sugar sweet, caramel, warming, much better than aroma.

  4. Furtia scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur


    Well, I do not have a
    lot of experience with Ardmore,
    but if this is typical, then the distillery crawls into my personal top ten.
    • Nose


      The nose is all soot.
      I get some green apples and other sweet fruit, but the soot clearly takes the
      upper hand. Is that the St Fergus peat? But I also get some rather unnatural
      aromas like AutoGlym, the stuff I use to polish the brass on my motorcycle. Bizar, but not unpleasant. Also gas, like from a canister used to refill
      cigarette lighters. Tobacco. And
      some mint, lest I forget. After
      a few minutes, the soot dissipates to make room for the fruit.
    • Taste


      It is very oily and
      smoky on the attack. Yes, the peat is obvious now. Tea that infused for too
      long, a fat slice of lime, olive oil. A gulp of seawater enters the ring to
      battle the crispy green apples. Great stuff.
    • Finish


      The finish is
      wonderfully long, dries the mouth and ends on tobacco and silt.

  6. Quaker scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    The nose is a real pleasure and the mouth is not in rest. Here is a bottle proposed by TWA which will have to monitor the level!
    • Nose
      Very intense and greedy! The first nose is on a pretty smoke and frank notes of wax. Then follows an anthology of fresh fruits: apple, peach, apricots, a sprig of lemon ... Add to that a hint of spice (white pepper, coriander) and vanilla and we get there a beautiful nose that is hard to get bored, the alcohol bringing just enough support for aromas.
    • Taste
      We take the same and start again. Smoke and wax open the ball with a hint of salt. They give way quickly to fruits and spices, the latter taking a little advantage over fruits. The finish reveals hints of hay and farm.
    • Finish
      In the prolongation of the mouth on the smoke and the same farm notes.

  7. Fagge83 scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    Complex, earthy and dry. Simply very good and reasonably priced whisky.
    • Nose
      Comes to you lika an explosion  with dry smoke, bitterness and something floral, maybe rape. Forrest fruit, soot and a little bit of apple.
    • Taste
      Dry, mineral and some salt. A lot of apple and olive oil. Again, soot, a little bitterness and damp hay
    • Finish
      Long with  a little bit of tobacco and lime. Dry in the finish as well and smoke somewhere in the background.

  8. ALouis scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      As fine and elegant as the Daily Dram version, the smoke is a little more present as well as the wax, which brings him an additional complexity. The nose is TWA is more exuberant than the daily dram, it has a good dose of vanilla, spice, a whiff of smoke again and an avalanche of fresh fruit, peach, pear, apple to finish on nice notes floral and waxy.
    • Taste
      The mouth of the TWA is more complex than the Daily version dram, with very beautiful peat and farm notes, in the Brora. The very present fruits of the DD are also there with citrus fruits, peach and grapefruit but nicely melted with more mineral, farmy and iodized notes. Superb. In the end of the mouth it becomes more floral on the heather notament.
    • Finish
      Persistent finish on a fruity peat and farmhouse.

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