Ardmore Legacy

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 26.95

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566 × member ratings

1904 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardmore Legacy

59 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.19 points

  1. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    A real simpleton. Does not hurt anybody, but does not excite, either. In the same category as the - imho very superfluous - Talisker Ske, Laphroaig Select, and Glenlivet Founder's Reserve, to name a few the discerning world of maltsters does not need.

  2. Don Cassi scored this whisky 61 points Expert Senior

    Young, light whisky with a good dose of Highland smoke. He cannot deny his youth and unfortunately there are hardly any other aromas hidden behind the smoke.

    With the addition of water it loses some of its youth and also of the smoke and gains some creaminess and vanilla. Nevertheless, it remains too simple and boring.

    Nice to add some smoke to another malt, but unfortunately too young and simple on its own.

    Note 3

  3. kikist scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    Can not say nothing bad about this one, just not my cup of tea (ㆆ_ㆆ). It tastes somehow artificial to me :/
    I understand this is mass market whisky but I couldn't find nothing engaging for me but also nothing I can really complain about for a price, I think rest of the bottle with sit on shelf for a while
    • Nose
      73 73
      Hubba bubba bubble gum at front behind I can find Lemon Peel, Honey touch of smoke, Floral, Malt and interestingly Pineapple
    • Taste
      71 71
      Herbs , Floral , touch of Peat Smoke at arrival, with time there is also ash, little bit of Alcohol burn and Coconut
    • Finish
      73 73
      little bit of Spices , honey, Coffee bitterness, Seaweed, Orange juice, Hay, Oil, artificial Cherry

  4. pianoman scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Easy. Distant smoke, some lime and lemon. Green apple. Hay.
    • Taste
      Sour apple rings, a little vanilla, mild pepper and a hint of smoke. Vodka Lemon. A little thin.

  5. DerDennis! scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    Slightly smoky fellow, pleasant nose, I like it a lot.

    Then a bit thin in taste, which is probably due to the 40 percent.

    In the finish, then again clearly more present.

    Overall not bad.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. The_Osprey scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Ardmore Legacy (40%). Consumed Feb 2019. Aroma is smoked apricots, lemon biscuit/pastry, lemonbalm, pale wood and smoke, notes of nectarine. Lovely. Taste subtle peat, juicy rounded middle with more stone fruit, burnt grapefruit, fresh and citric with biscuity notes and light integrated smoke. Very good. Enjoyable.

  7. riegerjonas scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      very fruity of pear and raisins, awl, honey, floral, tangerine, light smoke
    • Taste
      82 82
      fruity, pear, honey, relatively hot, very light raisin sweetness
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Malthead19 scored this whisky 67 points Connoisseur

    - an uncomplicated, slightly smoky single malt
    - not a lot of depth but easy to drink
    - for about 20 € an acceptable quality, fair price for a solid single malt
    - not a big taste grenade, but what do you expect for the low price ... so everything is ok
    • Nose
      light fresh character, citrus, light cold smoke
    • Taste
      soft, somewhat lax approach, mild, slightly smoky development on the palate, subtle bourbon sweetness, spice shoots up
    • Finish
      short quick finish;
      slight smoky-sweet short finish

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  10. 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.


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