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 5:30 pm by dramark

Average value

€ 50.35

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538 × member ratings

1499 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 12-year-old

101 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.53 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. whiskygalaxy scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2015]  I emptied a bottle together with friends that I bought for 49 Euros in October, 2015. 

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85.  My notes state an easy-to-drink and enjoyable dram without any special characteristics.  The port finish is recognisable but not dominant at all.  Quaffable...

  7. Samwise2020 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. OlekDegustuje scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Cherries, strawberries, raisins, peat smoke, caramel, honey, dried figs and cranberries
    • Taste
      80 80
      Moderately arranged alcohol, earth, peat definitely more than in the aroma, then dried fruit but there are really a lot of them, spices for mulled wine, brown sugar, a little too sweet, although the combination of a bit of smoke with the Porto barrel is pleasant and hits to my tastes
    • Finish
      78 78
      Between short and medium, fruity ash

  9. Fetterkern scored this whisky 72 points Member Junior

    Nose: nothing
    Taste: mint, oak, lemon
    Aftertaste: vomit

  10. SteveGo scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Great, fruity, summery port bomb with top PLV.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86


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