Ardmore Traditional Cask

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Oak Barrels + Quarter Casks Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 1000 ml
Added on
18 Nov 2007 1:33 pm

Average value

€ 39.08

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Whisky Reviews for Ardmore Traditional Cask

136 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.07 points

  1. Fred Labosch 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. KOQ24 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior


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

    medium to long and smooth

    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

  5. Willum scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  6. robbert88 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    the nose of the whisky starts with scents of hay, sweet peat, honey, caramel, vanilla and smells slightly ashy.

    the palette opens for me with that typical ardmore peat, the whisky is a bit greasy / oily, some pepper influences accompanied by spices and a wood flavor.

    the aftertaste mainly has the pepper, the peat and the oil.

  7. Kilo1 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    A bit harsh, young but generally good whisky.

  8. Syleo scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    After pouring the amber-colored Ardmore Traditional Cask and a little rest in the glass, it initially smokes heavily around the nose. However, it is more the coal-earthy smell of a camp or peat fire that cools with the dew of the morning than a hot, violent splash. A little damp softwood mixes into the nuances before sweeter and fruity notes play forward. Raisins, peach and ginger sound, with a slight caramel sweetness. That's how I imagine the smell of burned grape seeds or grapevines the next morning (without ever actually smelling them ...). In the mouth, a certain sharpness dominates, which is reminiscent of ginger, and a slight, nutty bitterness of macadamia and hazelnuts, again balanced by the sweetness of the caramel, which is not long in coming. Apart from the slight bitterness, peaty, woody and smoky notes remain in the background for a long time, only in the medium-long, 46% owed slightly alcoholic-spicy aftertaste again oak and peat smoke. A new smell after the first sip reveals almost only caramel and creamy sweetness in the nose, the peat has almost completely disappeared and only comes to the fore again when the glass is swung vigorously. All in all a well balanced smoke-caramel mixture for the cold season!

  9. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Note dated November 2, 2011
    Nose: spicy with light smoke, more towards the peat than a campfire
    Mouth: strong, the 46% suit him well, neatly sweet, peppery, smoke subliminal, but noticeable
    Finish: very present and medium length
    Conclusion: interesting in comparison, surprisingly good for his probably 7-8 years, PLV outstanding

  10. Albaron scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Nice yummy whisky that's a lot of fun. He is not very complex, but the bitterness and the whole composition make him very easy going. You really always want to refill. Too bad that it does not exist anymore.
    • Nose
      Smoke, some phenolic, herbs, raisins, malt, caramel, fresh mint and alcohol tingles in the nose
    • Taste
      The smoke is present, malt, raisins, caramel, also here the fresh mint, herbs and sherry, albeit reserved, in addition to a bitterness, which also leads into the finish
    • Finish
      Sherrynoten and smoke remain, in addition the herbs of the oak and the beautiful bitterness sway


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