Ardmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Port Wood Finish
Stated Age
12 years old
Port Casks Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
14 Oct 2015 5:37 pm by dramark

Average value

€ 48,60

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375 × member ratings

988 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 12-year-old

85 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.50 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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    • Nose
      First Association: Schwartau Extra Strawberry Vanilla! Very dominant fruity, especially strawberries, raspberries and cherries stand out. Vanilla / caramel, some honey, juicy oranges and already slightly spicy oak notes are noticeable. In the background there is always a pleasant camp fire smoke.
    • Taste
      Sweet, creamy and oily. Dark fruits with a slightly acidic impact are quickly gaining dominance. The 46% by volume are very well integrated and give the drop the necessary power. More strawberries, raspberries, a few red apples, forest honey and the first spicy notes of the 12-year-old whisky are noticeable. In the background, a fine campfire smoke envelops all flavors without ever becoming too dominant. Some bittersweet chocolate is already added.
    • Finish
      Medium long, slightly smoky, the fruit notes give way to a noticeable oak spiciness. Again some dark chocolate and getting drier. All in all, very harmonious!

  2. Moritz scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Complex and very round, nice sweetness and subtle smoke. Excellent PLV.
    • Nose
      Pleasant smoke combined with slight sweetness. Spicy, light fruit. Alcohol is not felt.
    • Taste
      Smoke, spicy pepper. Fruity sweet, very complex and harmonious. Drying.
    • Finish
      Very fruity, long. Seasoning and light smoke.

  3. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Was a birthday present. And what can I say ... delicious, tasty, good!
    • Nose
      Hm ... I'll say so. The colleague smells like standing in a bed of fresh, red fruits. Fruity and light to earth. The neighbor has the grill on and the smoke pulls you into the bed. Spear of charcoal smoke and subtly fleshy.
    • Taste
      Slightly spicy onset. The immediately goes into a creamy fruit sweetness. The colleague tastes like he smells. Pleasant oak flavor with a trace, smoke comes to and around 'the story' beautiful. Tasty, tasty.
    • Finish
      Some bitter, smoked nut chocolate. Slightly dry. Nevertheless, the fresh fruit sweetness remains medium.

  4. rottendon scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Price / performance killer. Amazingly complex in the nose for his age and otherwise just delicious and tasty.
    • Nose
      Soft smoke and some citrus fruit right from the start, berry fruits add to the bouquet in a very short time and the smoky notes are not only clearer but also more defined. A nice little fire is burning, on which the berries are roasted. After a little more time, some iodine, furniture polish, disinfectants and bacon are added, all very discreet. Mineral notes and fruit panna cotta complete the impression with some fennel and mint. The whole thing is warmed up a little sweeter and heavier, the sour notes for the first time become really clear and enhance the impression of fruity berries. Much more complex than expected, and quite appetizing ...
    • Taste
      Very soft on the go with very slow power delivery. The mouthfeel is quite fluid. First, sweet and sour parts are in the mouth together and also support the impression of fresh berry fruit, perhaps in honey. Very late, notes of dark chocolate appear and give first indications that he is already 12 years old.
    • Finish
      The finish is clean, and if it were not for the peaty parts, it would be very short. It sounds pretty chunky fast and leaves a nice, smoky memory on the tongue.

  5. LeChiffre scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Overall, a good fruity-spicy and slightly smoky malt. For a lasting impression but lacks a bit of intensity and complexity. PLV in order.
    • Nose
      84 84
      fruity with berries and orange; Spices (cinnamon), slightly peppery; to a beautifully integrated slight smoky note
    • Taste
      83 83
      nice balance of fruitiness and spiciness; increasingly light pepper note; behind it lies a pleasant smoky note
    • Finish
      83 83
      sweet and spicy; then lingering pepperily in the mouth; smoky; getting slightly dry

  6. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    At the beginning I was taken by surprise by the sweetness, I had not expected that, but he tore it with time and his finish.
    • Nose
      That he was so cute I would not have thought! Except sweet, there is nothing at all ... red fruit jam .. or something ..
      After a while and the first sip he reveals something more: ripe strawberries, gooseberry, blackberry, a hint of caramel, which gets creamier with time.
    • Taste
      Here, too, the sweetness dominates, creamy, the smoke that is said to be subtly added to it, whereby it flashes from time to time, quite briefly, even quite clearly. But still a sweet number.
    • Finish
      Now he can do what I had hoped for from him. It gains in spiciness and in the mouth slightly occupied by the smoke takes place an interplay of sweetness and spice. I like it.

  7. Andreas W. scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Smoky, fruity, spicy, sweet. Of everything but not too much. The 46% are just right. Medium length finish. Nothing spectacular, but a good round and solid malt that is personally worth 40 €.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Delicious. I think the relationship between smoke and fruit is wonderfully balanced.
    Next time I would add a few drops of water to find out what is more apparent then. Great whisky!
    • Nose
      ripe fruit, then smoke (but not too bad), spices (cinnamon), orange and a flavor that I would call Campino Strawberry (strawberry cream sweets)
      He smells wonderfully beautiful.
    • Taste
      Tastes both fruity and spicy, behind it comes a light smoke.
      The Campino strawberry from the aroma, I can also clearly identify the taste.
    • Finish
      Long and warm, the fruit remains present.

  9. Gearmailteach did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Campfire smoke, sweet port, fudge, vanilla, candy. Some dark fruits
      Not very complex, but stimulating and tasty.
    • Taste
      Again campfire, caramel, sweet, red fruit. Ash. Vanilla, orange.
    • Finish
      Mitellang, smoke, ash, red fruit, some leather.

  10. Headhunter666 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85


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