Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Auld Alliance (TAA)
Bottling serie
Selection 001
Stated Age
20 years old
ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
51.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Sep 2013 9:33 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 259.09

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38 × member ratings

41 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 1992 TAA

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.19 points

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      vanilla, herbs, fine peat, a little milky
      a little lemony
      mineral, salty too
      soft wood, a little disparate fruits, stuffed with sugar, him a little candy!
    • Taste
      mixed with salt, herbs fresh again!
      fruit on peach, pear
      salted butterscotch caramel too !, honey scrubland too!
      the pepper arrives there, a little heavy!
      wood, a little liquorice, a little varnish and back undifferentiated fruits!
      dust, vanilla and lacquer in the end.
    • Finish
      dry peat, salt, cooked fruit and cooked vanilla
      caramelized buttered!
      final long enough!

  3. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    My best Ardmore so far. Magnificent, complex whisky. 90/91.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Refined. Salted minerals, tropical fruits, spicy oak and creamy peat.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Powerful. Exotic fruits, piquant spices, honey, lacquered wood, peat, salt and herbaals.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, spicy, salty, fruity, peaty.

  4. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The first cask pick for their label, and it was a most excellent one. My bottle was purchased at the bar in Singapore (at the original location), although some were made available for the European market. 

  5. gerardsmike scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. mika417 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    ARDMORE 20yo / 51.3% 1992/2013 THE AULD ALLIANCE Selection 001 Vanilla from soft scent standing, yellow peach series, faintly tropical, slightly acidity and mineral of wheat, smoky scent Softness with ripening sensation, little irritation of alcohol, slightly oily, peach fruit sense, smoky flavor with morti Clear finish with mortar sourness and moderately smoky lingering finish. Easily evaluated, '92 Ardmore. One of the bottles selected by Authentic Bar "The Old Alliance" representing Singapore. The aging of 20 years is well-balanced, a moderate thickness is felt, and only fruits stand out without harmony with smoke. Even though it's straight, the mouthfeel is soft, but a little water adds up a savory floral appearance Smoke is steady as it is oily. Both smell and taste did not protrude, well-balanced, can not end with a cup ... The moderate smoke feeling is also the taste of my wife liked, naturally it will naturally drink with two people. Imagine saying that it was the correct answer after stocking another one.

  7. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=182 Color: straw yellow / light gold
    Nose: Soft and tasty starting! Oranges, limes, mango, honey, smoke, leather and wet cardboard. A great smoke-fruit combination! Subtle and unobtrusive seasoning with aromas of nutmeg, turmeric and a hint of ginger.
    Taste: Creamy smoke lies silvery on the tongue. The fruity and honey-rich notes from the nose are polished with a lot of salty spice and ever-increasing peppery leather notes are added. Hints of herbs and delicate peaty smoke towards the finish. A very successful combination!
    Finish: Long - tender, bitter. Wood is integrated into the smoke, and notes of orange extract, cocoa, salty chocolate and soft-soft butter biscuit.
    91 points (nose: 91 / taste: 92 / finish: 91)

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Best Ardmore I've had so far. This can compete with very good Springbank.
    • Nose
      88 88
      It starts off very smooth with peach, vanilla, mango and minerals. But also a chemical whiff. Then some salt & pepper and a whiff of peat. When it breathes it turns more spicy.
    • Taste
      89 89
      More peat now. A strong fruitiness with mainly peach and mango, and a little Littlemillish blood orange. A good dose of pepper and a salty touch. A little bit of caramel and malt.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Mainly peat remains, partly in the form of dark chocolate. Also still quite some spice. The fruit is more in the background now.

  9. tebond968 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Ardmore 20y 1992/2013, 51.3%, The Auld Alliance, selection 001, bourbon barrel, 218 bottles
    Superb soft, complex, layered nose. Oily, minerally, soft smoky, fruity, slightly 'farmy', slightly salty, somewhat floral, earthy, spicy ... he's got it all. With the fruit I note pineapple, mandarin, melon, pink grapefruit. In terms of oil it is nut oil and also some linseed oil. The minerals remind me of polished silverware and wet soil (the earth I already referred to). The (peat) smoke is soft and sweet. That sweet is enhanced by honey. Wet hay brings the farmy character forward. The herbs are just as soft as the rest, liquorice and cinnamon fall on here. Have I already mentioned mild silt? So yes. At that floral I refer to the hay but also to dried flowers. Man, this smells wonderful. The taste may be slightly less complex, but not less tasty. In random order I taste soft peat, vanilla, honey, oil, apples, mandarins, melon, ginger, licorice, minerals, melon, salt, hay, gingerbread ... little complex this is not. Everything nicely interwoven and balanced. The mouthfeel is soft, creamy and elegant. Long, oily aftertaste, with notes of sweet peat, fruit, salt and minerals. Mwa, I think this is for me the best Ardmore 1992. Delicious whisky. 91/100 http://onversneden.com/2013/09/30/ardmore-20y-1992-the-auld-alliance/


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