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Ardbeg Ardcore

Overall rating
84.16/100
votes
233
Whiskybase ID
WB206623
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2022
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010494975307
Added on
24 mar 2022 7:36 am by Dje71
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 187.58

82 × in wishlist

233 × member ratings

2324 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Ardcore

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.16 points

  1. Dottore scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    I'm a bit disappointed when I taste it for the first time: it tastes too young for me, almost a bit cheesy... of course, the Ardbeg smoke is there, also some bacon and grilled banana, but overall I find it quite characterless, soft-washed and yes, unfortunately boring. I'm missing that certain punch, the independent note, I don't really know where he can and would like to stand out from the standard range (An Oa, 10s) for €125. He's even worse. For me a clear step backwards with the special bottlings, I really hope that the committee release can save something here.

  2. DrBest scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    Tastes very, very young. Worst release in the last 20 years.
    So that's what you get when you're forced to put a bottle on the market every year. The anise note is really annoying.

  3. Hector_Savage scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Just ridiculous, for a third of the price you get a very solid and tasty Ardbeg 10.
    But hey, as long as inferior malts with appropriate marketing sell for a lot of money, it will probably continue like this... what does quality mean.

  4. rampah scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Very short finish, I enjoyed the normal Ardbeg TEN way more.

  5. Suevia scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Completely inconsequential, immature whisky that is just cloyingly sweet and smoky.

  6. uthret scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    What can I say? It's like so many rebellious youngsters these days. They take the money out of your pocket and make a quick exit. Ardbeg should urgently put more emphasis on quality again. Ardcore doesn't stand out a bit from the core range.

  7. surasak13 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    too young, unbalanced, tastes metallic, bad PLV, prefer 2x Uigeadail for the price, you get a lot more from that!

  8. ZLako scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    A very disappointing release from Ardbeg. To me it feels like it was just a cashgrab..... [THIS WHISKY IS COLORED] --> Wbase removed it for some reason. It says caramel colored here in hungary.

    On the nose it's quite ok but then on the palate it tastes like watered down ardbeg 10 which is even worse (!!!) than the Wee Beastie which I also find hideous. Finish is just not there either.

    Conclusion: raw, young, not complex, unpleasant.

    If the price was 1/3 of 150 so 50 EUR it would be an OK NAS whisky. I can't really give more than 78 to this release.

    Looking forward to my Committee release sample. I've heard mainly good things of that.

  9. Basoski scored this whisky 50 points Expert Junior

    Worst whisky ever. Why do you make such releases for this price? Shame

  10. Mankut scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It really needs 3-4 cl and then it becomes more and more present better great mocha taste and delicious green peppers on the sweeter side even something oily he did great Adi Bäggi.
    In the aftermath, alligator memories come unfortunately only about 40% but still a great drop and worth at least 89 points to me because what he does he does right: Krunschi sweet stable coffee pepper what Ardbeg smoke.
    And the design of the bottle and outer packaging is always done in a grandiose, really noble way, my outer packaging is next to the colorful LPs on the Nice windowsill.
    Very similar to this. Release scorch from 2021 only that this 2022 he was bottled with more sweeter younger barrels for this year and thus the mouth is more present and finish not quite as scorch and less aniseed and chili catch... just my thought.

  11. ralle1968 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    For an Ardbeg, a rather light, almost floral nose with some bitter orange and lime oil. In addition, wood aromas from oak to birch. Some smoke only later, but rather aromatic and by no means dominant. And little to no sweet.

    On the palate there are first velvety wood and raw aromas, then a force of bitter orange jam, followed by fir honey and powdered sugar, red paradise apple glaze.

    Velvety sweetness in the aftertaste, plus some red fruit puree and light bitter orange zests.

    So: You have to approach this whisky with an open mind. If you expect something typical of Ardbeg, you will be disappointed. If you expect something you haven't seen before, you get it.

  12. steinrich scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

  13. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  14. Mankut scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Find it very tasty. Please more.

  15. -sAxo- scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  16. SimpletonOfDufftown scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Despite it's misleading name, the single most boring and mild Ardbeg I've ever had.

  17. grinface scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Same and yet different than the cask strength committee version. It is a bit rounder, but at the same time powerful. I wasn't expecting it but I think it's a tad better.

    Full review in a flight of six Ardbeg: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/07/27/maximum-ardbeg-teil-2-fuer-weit-weniger-als-16-millionen-pfund/

  18. Yulim_GuU scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

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

  19. DrBest scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    The bad barrels in the warehouse were hereby disposed of. An incredibly boring and simple whisky.

  20. Petitcham scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Ardbeg's unique character, exotic spice coming up from behind, not funny because it doesn't have much personality

  21. riegerjonas scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    2022-07-23
    • Nose
      84 84
      Little perceptible smoke, slightly sweet after apple, citrus
    • Taste
      79 79
      Aniseed, herbal, almost a little metallic, here the smoke is also much more intense
    • Finish
      80 80
      Tart and again anise notes

  22. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  23. amstelsat scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    The same disappointment as Maccalan a Nighz on Earth. although no, perhaps Macallan is even worse…

  24. nikolajsa@inbox.lv scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Marine, salty, mineral, a little lemon
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet-sour, slightly smoky, citruses, spices, wormwood bitterness
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium, oak, salt, sourness, pepper

  25. zzqfyl scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  26. LordIslay scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  27. Islaywolf scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately, this year's Arbegday is not convincing.
    I'm missing the typical Ardbeg taste or smell with the Ardcore!?
    I don't think the price is justified. It's a shame because I'm already a fan of Ardbeg!
    But the market sets the prices!! Like everywhere.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  28. Seanzhang scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      83 83

  29. geriud scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  30. ThorstenH scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  31. gaboruso scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  32. WantsWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  33. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  34. Ficelli scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  35. Fight65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Although it is once again a NAS bottling from Ardbeg, this bottling has no bitter notes compared to the Commité bottling, but a nice sweetness.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  36. Nikilema scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  37. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  38. Funtik scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

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