Ardmore 1991 MoS

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

€ 133.59

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Whisky reviews for Ardmore 1991 MoS

19 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.81 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.

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  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 Connoisseur

    • 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

  11. Kevdem scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. GlenPiWi scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    reviewed by Ruben ( on 16/4/2013:
    This Ardmore 1991 seems to
    be different from the other 1990-1992 expressions we’ve seen in recent
    years. This one was fully matured in a rum barrel. Let’s see what the
    benefit was.
    Ardmore 22 yo 1991

    (53,8%, Malts of Scotland 2013, rum barrel, MoS 13018, 234 btl.)Nose: immediately fresh, lots of citrus alongside the soft smoke.
    Sweet and sour fruits, say gooseberries and tangerine. Slightly candied.
    Some cut grass, moss and gentle garden herbs. In line with similar
    Ardmores, not sure what the added value of the rum was (maybe pushing
    aside the more austere notes), but very good anyway. Mouth: sweet and
    sour again, plenty of oranges, lemon candy and zest, pineapple and
    banana. Indeed those could be signs of rum but regular Ardmores show
    this as well. Really juicy. Soft peat smoke on a second plan. Some
    honey. Quite rounded. Finish: long, now the mineral notes are back (but
    still quite gently). Smoke and herbs in the end.
    I know most people are a little wary of uncommon aging, like (full)
    rum maturation. In this case the influence is quite subtle, but it
    complements the natural fruitiness of this kind of Ardmore really well.
    Around € 100.
    Score: 89/100

  13. ptitdadou scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose: A nice peat quite mineral, a lot of lemon, pineapple and spices. Notes of fresh herbs and clovers as well. Palate: The attack is sweet, very sweet. The fruity character is really expressed with lemon, but also pear, pineapple and passion fruit. The mineral peat arrives more on the end and brings a little freshness. Final: long, it leaves on fruity notes to finish on an impression of clovers and grass cut. Comment: This is a whisky with finesse and freshness. It may appeal to lovers of peat but not only whiskys.

  14. 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.

  15. tebond968 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Ardmore 22y 1991/2013, 53.8%, Malts of Scotland, rum barrel # MoS13018, 234 bottles
    Sweet nose, very sweet nose. But not in a way that bothers, on the contrary. I suppose that has to do with the peat and the minerals that provide balance and complexity. The minerality may not be as prominent as with some 1992 people (think especially See me, Drink me ), but it is definitely an added value. Wet grass, wet stones, just polished silverware. The peat is sweet, and also slightly sour. It goes a bit the 'pharmy' side. I do not mind. Fruit is also present, and is known as sweet. All kinds of orange candy. From those half orange slices with sugar. Not so very different from most of the 1992'ers I tasted. The pattern differs from the taste of the nose in the sense that the peat is more prominent and less sweet. Slightly sharper and more assertive. The fruit also calls for more attention. Lots of orange (freshly squeezed juice, sweet and sour), ripe gooseberries, sour-sweet apples. Acid-sweet is really the word here. The minerals continue to do their thing, herbs like pepper and sweet ginger fill. Sweet and sour aftertaste, pretty long. Smoke, citrus and herbs. Differs in essence not very much of the 1992'ers, the rum just makes it sweeter. But all the same as his brothers. 89/100

  16. Forrest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very interesting whisky : grassy, lemony, peated, fruity, farmer also. But it needs a lot of time to get the best (at least 30mn). Don't understand ratings like 68 or 78 for this really nice whisky.

  17. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  18. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, Heather, grassy, flowery, fruity
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, fruity, spicy, full body
    • Finish
      Medium long, fruity, spicy, sweet

  19. Jeep51 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Do not top but improve with ventilation, nice mouth, well made
    • Nose
      Cereals, malt, fruit cake, a little pepper. Not super engaging to my taste, lacking anyway interest. At aeration (30 min) some fruits show the tip of their nose: apple, peach ripe.
    • Taste
      Wah! we do not expect that at all. Peat quite earthy, a lot of pepper. Slightly saline. In any case, it's powerful and not unpleasant.
    • Finish
      Very long on the pear mainly and also a bit of vegetable bitterness that brings complexity.

  20. nulty scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very beautiful Ardmore that I would have placed on Islay. You do not feel the influence of rum at all. Tasted blind.
    • Nose
      Peat present, seaweed and salt. Citrus. More and more farmer with ventilation. Very fruity. Very nice nose.
    • Taste
      Always very fruity, a beautiful fine peat and a little tarry. Greasy, oily texture. Super class. Perfect alcohol, just enough. With water, it's more spicy, more iodized. Always fruits.
    • Finish
      Long, a little spicy. Dry peat and iodine.

  21. fritzbrause scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Oh yeah. Ardmore is one of my favs and i must admit i am a fan of Whisky from rum barrels. Therefore i love this one. Wonderful bouquet with loads of fruit and typical rum sweetness. It developes even nicer when it gets some air in the glas. Great. The taste shows also a lot of influence of the rum barrel. Very balanced. The Ardmore hides behind all this rum sweetness and fruits. I would not recognized this bottle as an Ardmore. The finish is not too long, but very pleasant.
    Another great cask from Malts of Scotland.

  22. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The rum barrel seems to have made this Ardmore a little sweeter
    than what I am used to. But it works
    wonderfully. Good stuff! Around 100 EUR.
    • Nose

      Up front on the nose I get wet jute, stable scents,
      freshly cut grass, flints and soft peat. Then a whole basket of sweet and sout
      fruit and agrum pass me by. Mandarin, gooseberry,
      lime, grapefruit. Some Granny Smith apples as well. Light caramel. Hints of
      almonds. Subtle touch of soot and mint. Fresh is the word.
    • Taste

      Powerful attack, spicy sweet and mouth coating. A
      little course, as if I have actual soot in the mouth. Very pleasant and full.
      As for the fruit, I am reaching in the same basket as on the nose. Garden herbs
      and white pepper. Soft bitterness.
    • Finish

      The long finish puts the agrum in the spotlight once
      more and dies a sweet, spicy death.


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