Ardmore Legacy

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Lightly Peated
Quarter Casks Finish
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L 430357A
Added on
20 Sep 2014 4:17 pm by MoreArdmore

Average value

€ 26.98

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472 × member ratings

1482 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardmore Legacy

51 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 76.97 points

  1. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nice Islay alternative for easy access, low-priced and decent constructed NAS whisky. I do like this style, and prefer it over many other NAS-es. Much better than Laphroaig Select, or some Bowmore.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet. Dry. Custard pudding (very clear). White wine. Savoury fresh herbs. And don’t forget the smoke; not ashy, not bonfire, but definitely smoke.
      With water it is softer, sweeter, less smoky, less savoury.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet, smoky vanilla arrival. Develops towards a dry vanilla and bitter wood.
      With water the taste improves and shows soft sweet arrival and develops into sweet juicy oranges, vanilla and summer flowers.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium. Clear vanilla sweet and citrussy bitter dry.

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 67 points Connoisseur

    A young, uncomplicated, average Highland Single Malt at an attractive price!
    • Nose
      subtle aromas: herbs, vanilla, pleasant smoke, sweetness;
    • Taste
      light, almost watery onset, pleasant smoke, vanilla, caramel; clearly young and simple;
    • Finish
      very short finish; light smoke;

  3. bartekfm scored this whisky 64 points Expert Senior

    There’s a decent amount of peat, which is nice, but not a whole lot else going on. The solvent-y note on in the nose is a bit off putting but overall not too bad. The flavours are so thin and really brings the whole thing down. If you’re looking for an introduction to peated whisky look elsewhere, as there are better alternatives.

  4. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      76 76

  5. Headhunter666 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. stefan_PB scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Not a bad beginner, but not really good. PLV is good.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Wood notes and a hint of cherry, campfire smoke
    • Taste
      70 70
      At the beginning it tastes like burnt toast, which unfortunately is much overrun, a hint of caramel is to taste, a little sweetness, herbal notes
    • Finish
      74 74
      Medium long, a lot of smoke, oak bitterness, a trace of fruit

  7. Punktar scored this whisky 60 points Connoisseur

    I like Ardmore! But this one ... He does not smell very good and he does not taste good either. Probably bottled young. Which target group is released? The complexity I value so much goes beyond the legacy. And I idiot bought 3 bottles ... Every visitor has to taste one, before there is a good whisky ...
    • Nose
      Flat, one-dimensional and uninviting. A hint of smoke and maybe a little vanilla. That's supposed to be Ardmore?
    • Taste
      Slight sharpness and clear alcohol on the tongue. Probably because there is hardly anything else left. In the background some smoke and sweetener.
    • Finish
      Luckily, very short. But alcoholic and hardly any smoke.

  8. SweetPeat scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    He does not do anything wrong, but nothing really good. An entry-level whisky, mild and balanced with very soft smoke, but without corners and edges. A bit boring, but for the price that's ok.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Slightly smoky (5 - 10 ppm), sherry, honey, spicy oak
    • Taste
      78 78
      The smoke becomes more intense (~ 15 ppm), vanilla, caramel, very slightly spicy
    • Finish
      77 77
      medium (6/10)

  9. Falnor scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    A dram perfect for 'just' drinking while doing stuff like watching a movie, having a game or great for beginners. The price is good, but too light and not at all complex for most malt drinkers.
    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      72 72

  10. Jordanite scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    I was given this NAS bottle as an easy introduction to peated whiskies, however in this regard the lower peat levels actually work against that aim. On the nose the softer peat mingles with citrus fruits and a slight rubber note in the background, however these notes do not really work together. Likewise the taste suffers from the smoke being too strong to truly enjoy the bright citrus notes but too weak to enjoy purely for its smokiness. The finish is actually decently long, with some pepper and smoke fading into a slightly bitter malty/grassy flavour.

    Whilst this is not bad whisky, it fails to convince as a "peat gateway" and although it tries to be a jack of all trades, it is in fact a master of none.


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