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Overall rating
84.31/100
votes
19
Whiskybase ID
WB57083
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
Bottling serie
The Soul of Scotland
Vintage
05.2000
Bottled
06.2014
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
800219
Number of bottles
88
Strength
52.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 Aug 2014 2:24 pm by watson0209
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 83.90

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Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 2000 ANHA

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.31 points

  1. helmutgw scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    F: white wine N: heavily pitched, smoke / iodine dominate a hint of fresh fruit. G: Alcohol and smoke fight for supremacy. Adequate, medium body A: long, the smoke has won. + H2O: can not tease out anything new
    ME typical example of an over-peated whisky, which misses the finesse of older material. In this case also an unsuccessful experiment with a highland whisky.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  2. mds51 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Mineral, salty, yellow fruits, some honey, seaweed. Pineapple, apricot, a bit earthy in the background. No trace of smoke. The alcohol is not too intrusive for cask strength.
    • Taste
      Delicately fruity and spicy. In contrast to the nose, the alcohol is noticeable. Honey sweetness, oak spice, a bit salty, black pepper.
    • Finish
      The sweetness is driven away by the oak spice. The seasoning settles in the cheeks and is surprisingly long present.

  3. Toffie76 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Dry, mineral, austere, smoke and a light peat. A touch of gouache, clove. Yeasts. Scented, cologne. It's clean. Vanilla and fruits as a finishing touch. The first nose is not very expressive, it gets bigger after 10 to 15 minutes, everything is put in place and the angles round out. It will be interesting to add a little water, especially considering the age and the degree of alcohol ...
    • Taste
      The mouth starts on vanilla and fruit then the smoked taste arrives quite quickly and in force. A peppery surge and a fine bitterness then develops towards a rather austere finish. The mouth seems set back from the nose. It's time to add some water. After a break, the whisky is softer and deeper. The bitterness calms down, while more biscuity flavors appear. Flint stone appears on the nose and a pleasant smell of cut grass and hay.
    • Finish
      The finish is vanilla / spicy. But too much woody bitterness spoils the pleasure a little.

  4. Bishlouk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A rural Ardmore, close to the recent Ledaig farmers.
    • Nose
      A slight iodized peat and dry straw. But also (and especially) a great maritime freshness and flowers. White grapefruit with vanilla. A very seductive nose, I must admit!
    • Taste
      Apple and vanilla citrus, slight bitterness, and farm peat. No freshness here, it's very rustic and rough formwork.
    • Finish
      Average. A little dryness, slight iodine smoke and mouth and sinuses.

  5. fritzbrause scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Pretty light Ardmore with a wonderful nose:  Round, fruity, fat. One of these aromas you can hold your nose the whole evening in :-). Pretty oily character in the glass. On the palate the typical smoky character from Ardmore keeps a little in the background. I suppose there was already water added to this bottling, cause the start is a little rough and the fruits are too far away in the background. No sweets on my palate or finish (where is the Bourbon cask?). It keeps dry and salty on a medium long finish, which is not bad at all. Nice bottling of this unique distillery!

  6. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Not a bad malt, but the nose promises something more than the palate can hold.
    • Nose
      Pure: immediately pleasant honey sweetness, nice full and round, smoke initially imperceptible, rather than maritime leg. Full fruit, apple, apricot, orange behind. Everything you need. With water: a bit grassier, peatier, but also maritime. Now some cumin and grilled meat.
    • Taste
      Pur: slightly peppery onset, here now more to feel smoke, nice sparkling, slightly salty. Less fruit than in the nose. Some oak. With water: softer, rounder, more salt and sweet, but less fruit.
    • Finish
      rather short, dry fruity.

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