Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
Fourth Release
Stated Age
20 years old
Number of bottles
48.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
31 Jul 2012 5:09 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 69.79

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Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 1992 Arc

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.40 points

  1. 404fred did not rate this whisky Expert Senior


    Ardmore 20 yo 1992/2012 (48.6%, Archives, barrel, cask #4764) Five stars Long gone of course, I’m a bit late again. Five years late, pfff… Colour: straw. Nose: this one’s much more austere, sootier, ashier, and indeed more complex. Vegetal oils, barbecued aubergines (don’t ask), metal polish, coal, and then that argan oil that we love so much. So sad that 90% of what’s sold in the world is fake argan oil, but I digress… Mouth: perfect smoky lemon and guavas, and even bananas, camphor, passion fruits, pink grapefruits… Sweet Vishnu, how glorious is this! Extremely well chiselled and super-ultra-clean. Finish: medium, concise, tropical and smoky. Smoked maracujas or something. Comments: some of the very best high-precision Ardmores ever. To think that I needed five years to find out. SGP:555 - 90 points.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. tebond968 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Ardmore 20y 1992/2012, 48.6%, Archives, Whiskybase, bourbon barrel # 4764, 90 bottles
    Even this one does not miss its start, what you smell is immediately bingo: a delicious combination of soft peat, sweet fruit and minerals. In the fruit compartment I think of juicy red apples, sweet cherries, ripe gooseberries and melon. In terms of minerals, it goes to wet grass and wet earth, but also polished silverware. Olive oil and a light farmy touch (wet hay). Parsley now also. Lovely! Soft on the tongue, oily mouth feel. Again soft peat, again grass and hay, again minerals and again fruit. Melon and pineapple. What is new is spices: ginger and cinnamon. Rosehip tea. Long aftertaste in line with the taste. Ardmore 1992 is just good, you can almost blindly buy it. 89/100 http://onversneden.com/2012/09/11/ardmore-20y-1992-archives/

  4. m884 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Not an easy drinking one, but quite layered and complex with an stone/earthy mineral edge brought together with some great fruitiness! Lovely! 
    • Nose
      Grassy, lemon, peat, light smoke, fresh, a bit wood, ashy
    • Taste
      vanilla, malt, dry peat, herbal, light smoke, a bit water brings out quite a lot of fruits
    • Finish
      long and warming towards the end, earth and stones, mineral, fruity, quite oily

  5. I_SPEY scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: peat and fruits, like apples, cherries and ripe gooseberries. On the other hand I smell soil and wet hay!

    Taste: a lovely, ful oilyish and rich taste, with peat, grass and hay. Some fruits. Ginger and cinnamon, how nice!

    Finish: very pretty and lingering!  

  6. ducksingel scored this whisky 88 points Editor

    nose: rich, every 5 minutes another aroma (fruit, malt, peat) is accented
    palate: complex, the flavors are also constantly developing: citrus, vanilla and other sweet notes, some peat, fruits; oily and mouth filling
    finish: long and pleasing
    This is a very good dram for introducing a novice in the world of single malt. But I prefer keeping this bottle for myself
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Lafroy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91


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