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Ardmore Legacy

Overall rating 171 votes 78.65
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Lightly Peated
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Quarter Casks Finish
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L 430357A
Barcode
5010019637666
Added on
20 Sep 2014 4:26 pm by MoreArdmore
ColoredChillfiltered

Member rates

595 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 19
Taste 19
Finish 19
Balance 20

Tastingtags

31 Notes

AdelphosHume
Expert Junior AdelphosHume Tasting note
05 Dec 2017 4:20 pm
AdelphosHume gave this whisky 79 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Mellow floral peat, banana candy (Circus peanuts), mellow oak, gentle vanilla and green bananas, powdered sugar and tangerine peel, under-ripe pear and guava (acetone), and green oak.

Taste

Floral peat, wood smoke, oak and smokey honey, and a touch of vanilla flan with espresso.

Finish

A bit green and a bit sweet. A lingering floral peat-smoke and honey, pepper, a touch of apricot, and honeysuckle.

Comments

It's a bit young and simple, but it does so well. A decent stepping-stone into peated whiskies. There aren't any of the harsh new-make coppery tastes about it, but the peat could be masking that a bit. Regardless, for an inexpensive NAS single malt, it's easy to drink and enjoy. Especially if you're not in the mood for anything complex. Fair warning, it's better to finish this one sooner rather than later. Time and air cause the sweeter vanilla notes to recede a bit and accentuate the greener sappier notes. Not too much, but it's noticeable.  

Marko_I
Connoisseur Marko_I Tasting note
16 Nov 2017 8:29 pm
Color
Deep gold
Nose

primär süß (Honig, brauner Zucker, Zimt, ein Hauch Dosenpfirsich), dazu leichter, trockener Rauch und milde Würze, schwarzer Pfeffer (das Aroma, nicht die Schärfe) und ein Anflug von Eukalyptus

Taste

Honig, Fudge, milder schwarzer Pfeffer, etwas bitter-rauchig

Finish

mittellang, kurze, leichte Süße, dann trocken und mild rauchig-würzig, schwarzer Pfeffer, leichte Bitterkeit

Comments

Angenehmer, süffiger Einsteiger im mild-rauchigen Bereich für faire 23€.

"Every question I answer will only lead to another question", 'Mother', Lost S06E15
ApricotOne
Expert Senior ApricotOne Review note
11 Aug 2017 9:05 pm
ApricotOne gave this whisky 78 points

In der Nase leichter kalter Rauch und Toffee sowie ein Hauch von Marzipan, diese beiden Elemente nehme ich als Süsse wahr. Der Alkohol ist für mich gut eingebunden, er macht sich in der Nase nur sehr schwach bemerkbar.

Im Mund noch mehr Richtung Lagerfeuerrauch, mit einem Anklang von weissem Pfeffer und Zitrusfrüchten

Im Abgang ist er eher kurz, etwas bitter und der Rauch bleibt noch etwas länger über. Die Jungend lässt Grüssen mit einem bleibenden metallischen Gefühlt im hintern Rachen.

Ein Malt der wirklich nicht mit Komplexität glänzt. Als Beiwagen zu einem Ale oder Porter geht er immer.

Weighted Rate
78.2
Nose
79
Initial taste
78
Body
78
Finish
77
Price
79
Presentation
79
Wiz
Expert Junior Wiz Review note
11 Aug 2017 10:24 am
Wiz gave this whisky 80 points
Weighted Rate
80
Nose
78
Initial taste
81
Body
79
Finish
79
Price
83
Presentation
83
vb_bembel
Expert Senior vb_bembel Review note
06 Jul 2017 11:30 am
vb_bembel gave this whisky 78 points
Weighted Rate
78.4
Nose
76
Initial taste
80
Body
79
Finish
77
Price
80
Presentation
80
My Collection
Dyno
Expert Senior Dyno Review note
07 Apr 2017 12:56 pm
Dyno gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
81
Nose
81
Initial taste
81
Body
81
Finish
81
Price
81
Presentation
81
mer1973
Connoisseur mer1973 Review note
04 Apr 2017 5:42 pm
mer1973 gave this whisky 74 points
Weighted Rate
74.4
Nose
74
Initial taste
75
Body
72
Finish
75
Price
76
Presentation
76
markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Note
15 Feb 2017 12:41 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 80 points

Pepper Party
The Armore Legacy is a NAS whisky from the Highlands that was introduced in 2014. You might say it is the follow-up release for the Traditional (although you could say the same of the Ardmore Tradition). It is mildly peaty and was finished in smaller Quarter Casks.

The nose is accessibly sweet on toffee, honey and some vanilla, shows a hint of aniseed and has a mildly smoky edge. You can tell that some peated barely was used, but it is not a peat bomb at all. If you were expecting this, you were misinformed.

It is quite feisty on the palate, to be honest. The peat is a lot more prominent than the nose promised. But it is mostly a sweet pepper party.

The finish is nicely long and reminds me of charcoal that slowly loses its warmth.

Nice entry level whisky for those who are not yet ready for the peat bombs of Islay, but want to take their first steps into that realm. Around 25 to 30 EUR, which is dirt cheap. Thanks, Pat!

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
Dre73
Expert Senior Dre73 Review note
04 Feb 2017 10:31 am
Dre73 gave this whisky 79 points
Weighted Rate
79.4
Nose
81
Initial taste
79
Body
79
Finish
78
Price
81
Presentation
79
Dre73
Expert Senior Dre73 Tasting note
04 Feb 2017 10:48 am
Dre73 gave this whisky 79 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Wat turf, rokerig, tabak, karamel, toffee, honing, citrus. Grassig. veelheid aan geuren, maar alles dan wel wat dunnetjes aanwezig.

Taste

Licht peperig, licht turf, mild, zoet, honing, karamel. Ook weer wat dun.

Finish

Kort, licht peperig, drogig, zoet, hout. Nog heel lichtjes sporen van de turf.

Comments

Milde, lichte turf whisky met wat fruitige en zoete invloeden. Misschien goed te doen voor een beginnend 'turf whisky drinker', maar het is allemaal te dun en vlak om een beetje indruk te kunnen maken.

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