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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Ardcore
24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.73 points
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Very short finish, I enjoyed the normal Ardbeg TEN way more.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- too young, unbalanced, tastes metallic, bad PLV, prefer 2x Uigeadail for the price, you get a lot more from that!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.