Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Rum Barrel
MoS 13018
Number of bottles
53.8 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
16 Apr 2013 10:09 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 185.37

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97 × member ratings

74 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 1991 MoS

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.80 points

  1. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very beautiful Ardmore well balanced.
    Note the return of the peat and rum was not too active.
    • Nose
      Beautiful freshness, we are on a menthol and vegetal nose. There is something earthy, grassy that envelops the whole. There is also a fine, dirty peat in cow-ass mode.
      After aeration we find the sweetness Rhumesque with fruits and vanilla. A hint of salt too.
    • Taste
      Alcohol very well integrated. Greasy mouth on vegetable spices, pepper, mint and some fruits. The peat has disappeared.
    • Finish
      Average length on the return of vegetable peat, beautiful bitterness cocoa.

  2. ThS scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose and mouth very fruity, on acidulous red fruits. Peat in the background. Smoke and earthy and farm notes add to the palate. Final smoke and pastry. Excellent.

  3. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. ARDBERG scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Rum casks are normally not my thing, this is the exception...

    From nose to finish a very elegant balanced dram, with sublte sweet rum aromas, yellow fruits, fruity sweet as opposed to a malty one and more peat than smoke, not too grassy (grassy I normally dislike) and a very nice dunnage note that puts me in the warehouse straight away...

    5 cl sample

  5. rolabob scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Falnor scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I didn't get this rum maturation. The rum notes where not very apparant and the dram was just a nice Ardmore.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    good stuff, maybe not quite my style but excellent quality.
    • Nose
      typical ardmore peat, fat and oily with smells of engine oil, putty, fresh concrete. citrus behind all that and a little oak. not very complex but uncompromisingly unsexy. always a little ashy and dusty feeling. I don´t get any rummy aromas.
    • Taste
      oh, very good . reminds me of laphroaigs I´ve tasted from the same bottler. an ashy peat smoke with layers of citrus beneath. very leathery and rather austere. in fact it´s even getting a little bitter. and quite narrow in a positive sense.
      water  brings in some sawdust and pencil shavings , so you might want to sip it neat. on the other hand water also makes it a little bowmoreish, which is not the worst news.
    • Finish
      long, slightly gingery, slightly bitter

  10. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Moderate smoke and varied fruits rub shoulders with the nose, with malt and sweetness from the barrel of rum that has the good taste not to crush the whole. In the mouth, balanced. A real fire! With a little water, more freshness on the nose. There is also oregano (!) And toffee. On the palate, both lively and creamy. Final very long.

    Enthusiasm 3/5


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