Ardmore 1992 TWhm

Overall rating
87.79/100
votes
100
Whiskybase ID
WB40897
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whiskyman (TWhm)
Bottling serie
See me, Drink me
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
21 years old
Number of bottles
175
Strength
49.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 mar 2013 3:05 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 189.48

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Whisky reviews for Ardmore 1992 TWhm

20 users have left 20 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.79 points.

  1. wncvirus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Bananas, snuff, lemon, peach, red currant, light minerality
    Taste: From the first sip, noticeable notes of apples with accompanying slight pepperiness. With subsequent attempts, notes of citrus with the addition of light peat and bananas with traces of grapefruit appear. The taste is slightly mineralized.
    Rating 89 | 100 Quite long finish with a slightly warming peat flavor, I liked that whisky. Interesting such a rock combination. Worth a try.

  2. malthead scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Head to head with the 'Peat Fighting Man'. This 'See me, drink me' is a little less round and fruity sweet (though still pretty fruity) and also has more peppery spice to it. There's actually more of a 'fight' over here.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Peat smoke, limestone, mineral, vanilla, bitter orange, lemon, lime and some sweeter orchard fruits (apples), a sweet grain note, olives, pepper and sawdust.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oily, earthy, peat and smoke, sea salt and quite peppery, sweet and bitter fruits, oranges, pomelo, apple, some faint peach, eventually quite some drying and dusty wood notes.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Pretty long: peat and earthiness, more pepper, vanilla and some sweet fruitiness, ending with a drying wood note.

  4. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Crystal clear profile. It is nice that there is a lot of tropical fruit, but that it never gets too sweet due to the abundant mineral notes and well-integrated peat notes. Beautiful dram!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The nose smells like creamy stewed apples with a little freshly sawn wood mixed with vanilla.

    Ah there is the peat and it reminds me a lot of caol ila, its peaty, farmy & creamy.
    Hints of green apple skins mixed with the peat.
    More like Islay than Highland this is.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Bram84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Interesting, but pleasant Ardmore. Surprisingly mineral, salty and smoky.
    • Nose
      Floral. Earth, salted minerals, citruses, tomato puree, honey, fruits and smoke.
    • Taste
      Oily. Salted minerals, green apple, citruses, peat, spices and ash.
    • Finish
      Long, salty, bittersweet.

  11. Malinois scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is my style whisk, fruity with earthy peat and coastal/mineral touch to it!
    • Nose
      Fruity light sweet citrus, earthy note, smoke, light mineral aspect to it = lightly salted I think
    • Taste
      Fruity attack afterwards more salted and smokey. 
    • Finish
      Citrus fruity and salted, the smoke comes trough and sticks in a mineral way. Earthy at the end

  12. aphex scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very mineral Ardmore. Very good but a bit austere and unidimensional.
    • Nose
      Smoke, citrus (lemons, grapefruits) and mineral notes (pencil shaving, wet stones, hessian). Afterwards earthy notes, olives, apples and a pinch of salt.
    • Taste
      Attack is sooty and mineral. Then come the fruits with apples and citrus (grapefruits essentially) and quickly earthy notes and a pinch of salt again.
    • Finish
      Medium, smoky, salty and bitter.

  13. Kostya scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    (a sample) interesting and unusual malt, with intense and dense green notes 
    • Nose
      (neat) see salt, refined peat, fruit compote nose in the background, salt dominates here(water) oil fried nuts, smoke and salt, suggestion to honey
    • Taste
      (neat) sour, sweet and salty altogether, becomes dry and ashy, very clean and well-made malt taste(water) lemon peel and juice, mineral notes, some indian spices, green notes
    • Finish
      long finish, oily and salty, vegetal bitterness 

  14. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  15. ScottFrench scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Effective, balanced, complex, surprising. Would not that be what you expect from a whisky? This Ardmore is simply a great achievement. Superb.
    • Nose
      very smoked. The peat brings here notes of black and green olives, olive oil, capers, anchovies, in short, one swims in full tapenade, which is well salted and peppered. The second part of the mouth leans more toward a farmer's side, with notes of leather and horse. Finally, a sweeter side brings notes of licorice (cachou), but also fruit waterlogged: melon, peach. At the end of the mouth, it is the mineral side that comes out, embellished with a slightly sweet acidity (lemon, mandarin).
    • Taste
      Frank and dry attack. It is powerful and you fill every mm² of your mouth. Citrus fruits stand out, but with a more milky touch: chocolate lemon cream a little spicy. The notes of pepper, licorice, salt are frank and make it a little austere dram, without losing its distracting side. It is also iodized, and it pulls towards the seaweeds, a little in the style of amacha, this Japanese "tea" so particular.
    • Finish
      moderately long and a little more austere than the mouth. Fruits and citrus are in the background, giving way to the triptych iodine / sugar / mineral. It's really nice.

  16. goran scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    From Whiskyfun:

    Ardmore 21 yo 1992/2013 (49,7%, The Whiskyman, 175 bottles)  This one's nicknamed ‘See me, drink me’, so probably a tribute to The Rubettes (of course it's The Who). Colour: pale white wine. Nose: sweet Jesus! (that was a tribute to Roger Daltrey). Seriously, the first aromas that climb up to your nostrils are both wonderful and highly unusual, it’s some kind of smoked olive oil, or even smoked or grilled sesame or argan oil. There’s much less fruits than in the ‘average’ Ardmores, even other 192s that I could try (little peaches and such) while the smoke is much bigger. Also very mineral, I get some coal, graphite, pencil lead, limestone… It’s only after a good fifteen minutes that more lemon comes through, together with soot, naphta and maybe smoked almonds. Extremely old school. With water: water isn’t needed. Mouth (neat): lo-ve-ly tropical fruits, grapefruits, passion fruits… It’s not a very wide profile, nor is it complex, but it’s all crystal-clean and perfectly zesty, with just this very particular extra-sweetness that’s not to be found at other peatmakers’. Lemon flavoured sucrose or something like that? It’s a little rounder on the palate. Finish: medium and lovely. I seem to get a little aniseed, which makes for a nice and funny signature. Comments: Listening to you, I get the music, gazing at you, I get the heat… (make of this what you will). SGP:546 - 90 points.

  17. tebond968 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Ardmore 21y 1992/2013 'See me, drink me', 49.7%, The Whiskyman, 175 bottles
    In comparison with other Ardmore's 1992, it has a less round profile. This is slightly sharper, cleaner and more mineral. And that is not bad news at all. On the contrary. I like this profile, built around minerals, zest (the zest of lemon and grapefruit here), earthy tones (wet earth, roots) and salt. Together with the slight peat notes, this even reminds me a little bit of clean Port Ellen (on a little active sherry barrel). Besides the citrus, I also smell green apples and white peaches. And even melon and kiwi. Linseed oil makes it ... er, oily. A nice farm side is around the corner. Wet hay. After Port Ellen I also have to refer to Brora (from the second half of the seventies). Really beautiful. Stinging mouthfeel. The zest, the minerals, the earth, the salt, it returns to its full glory. Ginger and pepper contribute to the stimulating character. On the other side of the taste palette we have honey, nougat and gingerbread. And fruit in the form of apples, pineapple and bananas. Almonds. Solid, oily peat. And the farm with its wet hay is still there. The aftertaste is long, sweet, spicy, salty and smoky, and above all as complex as the rest of this Ardmore. Yet another proof that Ardmore was top in 1992. And that some of it is seriously made available for bottlers. 90/100 http://onversneden.com/2013/04/03/ardmore-1992-the-whiskyman/

  18. peathead scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Upon opening the sample bottle, it was as if I opened my compost bin in full summer. I smelled categorically and clearly wet, rotten leaves and ditto fruit. Not really a good start. After fifteen minutes of breathing in the glass, there is no notice of all of this anymore. In the mouth, this is what I tasted (undiluted): creamy, peated, minerality and vegetative (if you know what I mean).  Still, there is something in the palate I don`t really like.  Dunno how to describe it, but it puts me off.

  19. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Not being familiar with Ardmore, this profile reminds me a lot of Longrow.
    After one dram, it gets dryer and less enjoyable. Take this one one dram at a time.
    • Nose
      Bananas, almonds, minerals, peach, citrus, hay, malt, sackcloth, currants and subtle tobacco. Basically everything is subtle in this one, nothing overpowers.
    • Taste
      A nice combination of malt, bananas, hay, minerals, sackcloth, vanilla and a salty touch. The peat which is so apparent in the nose really stays in the background now. Instead, soil and a slight saltiness come through.
    • Finish
      Fruit, soil and sea air, with a comeback for the peat. Sweet vs. salty.

  20. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    An extra year, an extra point. That is, of course,
    absolutely not an axiom. Bu this bottling clearly confirms the reputation that <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = \"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags\" />Ardmore 1992 already
    enjoys. Around 92 EUR. Go for it!
    • Nose
      The nose is wonderfully clean with loads of flax (or
      jute), metal polish (AutoGlym?) and soot, upholstered with great soft St Fergus
      peat and earty notes. I even get a whiff of butane gas before the fruit kicks
      in. Some green apples and a hint of citrus and green banana. Even some almond
      shavings. Surprisingly fresh.
    • Taste
      The first sip is immediately sooty and sweet. The flax
      is present, but becomes fruitier all the time. Apple, lime and something salty.
      Comes very close to the previous release, but this one is less sweet and more
      earthy, which I find an improvement. Grapefruit and something that reminds me
      of rhubarb suddenly appear.
    • Finish
      The finish is fairly long with a nice little row
      between sweet, salt and bitter.

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