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Ardmore Traditional Cask

Overall rating
82.05/100
votes
884
Whiskybase ID
WB780
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated
Bottled
2007
Casktype
Oak Barrels + Quarter Casks Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 1000 ml
Barcode
5010019636591
Added on
18 Nov 2007 1:33 pm
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 49.07

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884 × member ratings

2308 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardmore Traditional Cask

140 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.05 points

  1. 777_7 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Anything but complex, in fact pretty one dimensional, but without significant flaws. Ardmore's spirit is kind of heavy/oily, which is always a plus in my book, although this expression almost solely revolves around a farmyardy peat note which is usually not my cup of tea. It's creaminess and the evolving milk chocolate note saves it from oblivion. Very okayish, and a good one for the flask during the cold days.
    • Nose
      farmyardy peat, hay, barley sugar, earthy, a little cardboard, new oak, becomes creamier after a few minutes, milk chocolate, a little vanilla, later a faint lemony citrus note appears.
    • Taste
      smooth and creamy arrival, farmyardy peat, hay, barley sugar, faint milk chocolate, oily mouthfeel with quite a voluptuous body.
    • Finish
      farmyardy peat, barley sugar, hay, a barky new oak note, clay, medium to long.

  2. BeatF scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    Quite good, but not extraordinary. But absolutely suitable to drive every coronavire out of the throat and, on the other hand, to comfort a little over these troubled times!
    • Nose
      82 82
      Smoking ashes, leather gloves, cloves, but also various fruits (citrus, fig). A bit discreet but balanced.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Peppery, cocoa, lemons, salt and of course the incense.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The ashy little incense gains strength again, lemon and salt also mix. The fruit fades a little quickly at the edges of the tongue, but now comes a vanilla-like cough syrup. The sequences and the fading remarkably vary depending on the drinking speed. Can this be?

  3. larswehmeier scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Delicious, uncomplicated, drinking-strength dram.
    • Nose
      Cooling light smoke. Sweet light honey. Fruity after the first sip. Some apple.
    • Taste
      Rather mild in the beginning but intensely smoky. Good portion of ashes. Then hearty smoked aromas. It only gets sweet at the back, but then it becomes sustainable.
    • Finish
      Aromatic, smoky, sweet.

  4. HammerHead scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Very grassy and herbal peat smoke, a cow stable, hay, silage (kuilgras), citrus and a touch of piccalilly. Also fresh (sandal)wood, resinous, ginger and a bit dusty. Taste is about the same, the finish mainly has the warming spiciness expected in a peated whisky.

    Good but nothing really special.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. KOQ24 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    smoke,Vanilla,spicy,Cream,Honey,Banana,Heather

    Taste:
    Cream,Smoke,Honey,Vanilla,spicy,Black Pepper

    Finish:
    medium to long and smooth

    Overall:
    Back in it's day, this was one of the best Price Value Malts around, easily accessible and lightly smoky for everybody.Now it's been replaced with the "Ardmore Tradition".I have tasted and compared both and they are basically the same, so it's not worth it to pay extra for a Bottle of the "Traditional Cask".
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. tribe scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    It's a shame that it doesn't exist anymore. Was a great standard bottling with typical ardmore orange, some wood and malt
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. The_Osprey scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Ardmore Traditional. Consumed at the Oran Mor Glasgow, March 2019. Aroma is quite abrasive gluey, lemongrass, lemon. Taste is juicy-sugary-supple-easy then breathy peat. Really good integration - a well put-together, well rounded whisky with smoke and wood interplaying nicely. Good stuff.

  8. Burch scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Notes from 4/19/15:

    Another NAS (ugh...) but nicely done!
    • Nose
      Honey and full and sweet. Not detecting much peat.
    • Taste
      Mainland peat. Robust, clean, woodsy. I like it. Surprisingly powerful peat notes given the near absence on the nose.
    • Finish
      Smoke lingers. Fruit and oak.

  9. Malthead19 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    - a very successful smoky highland malt (even without age)
    - very successful combination of aromatic smoke and sweetness
    - It's a shame that this bottling was taken out of the standard range
    • Nose
      very pleasant integrated smoke (no cold or ash smoke), the smoke harmonizes perfectly with a sweetness of the bourbon barrels, caramel, toffee, honey, oak
    • Taste
      first a soft, sweet start, then comes the concise smoke development in the mouth, the smoke lasts a very long time, plus there is spiciness, the 46% is now also noticeable on the palate, quite voluminous
    • Finish
      soft smoky medium-long finish;
      long, strong, spicy-smoky aftertaste, lingers in the mouth for a long time

  10. Willum scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

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