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

€ 26.91

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534 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Ardmore Legacy

54 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.03 points

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Malthead19 scored this whisky 67 points Expert Senior

    - 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

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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;

  7. 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.

  8. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

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

  9. 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

  10. 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.


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