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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 1:00 pm

Average value

€ 67,50

Whisky Reviews for Ardmore Traditional Cask

117 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.15 points

  1. KOQ24 scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior


    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

  2. Falnor scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      73 73

  3. fgg scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. fgg scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A particularly pleasant middle way of peat and bourbon casks. Not the heavy peat of Islay, but much more present than at a Highland Park for example. Beautiful dram.
    • Nose
      Slightly smoky and slightly peated. Just below it are the sweet scents of vanilla, tropical fruit and a tang of caramel.
    • Taste
      The peat goes well on the tongue and thus covers the rich vanilla tones with an earthy blanket.
    • Finish
      Creamy finish, somewhat on the short side. Slightly fruity evaporation on the tongue.

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. Harvey scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Tasted from a sample stashed away in 2007, from the 1st release. When tasted back then this was a good whisky, now this is great.

  7. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Moderate honest, direct smoker, not too one-dimensional or boring, not too complex. The differences I find rather low, they are actually just next to each other, the slight vegetable note flies and as soon as I have only one of them, it is difficult to say which one it is. (1) is a bit fuller, more dignified, (2) a little tarter, smoker-friendly, but I would rate that as more of a whisky's normal batch difference than 2 deliberately different bottlings.
    (For example, I found the differences between old and new Ben Nevis 10 or between the batches of a'bunadh, Talisker DE and Lagavulin DE larger.) In this respect, the tradition is a good substitute for the Traditional Cask and with less than 40 € / liter bang for your buck.
    • Nose
      Direct Comparison (1) Traditional Cask peated vs.. (2) Tradition peated (73214): (1) clear, but not too strong smoke, not medicinal, most likely campfire, light sweetness (caramel), a hint of pepper, slightly sweetish-kräutrig, rather gentle and restrained, (2) is slightly lighter, the basic character (especially the Smoke) similar, but more open, direct, intense, slightly herbier, a little less sweetness, but a note of cooked vegetables (kohlrabi?) And potatoes ... after some time in the glass, they approach more and more, the vegetable note disappears almost
    • Taste
      Much more similar than the nose - both creamy, milk chocolate, some pepper, burnt toast, candy, ricola, here again (1) a little sweeter, fuller, (2) slightly tart, smoky, the vegetable note is (slightly) there
    • Finish
      almost identical: medium length, ash, pepper, cocoa, ricola, where (1) is again a little sweeter, (2) a bit tart and peppery

  8. Calmar scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Very simple, but "honest" mole, there is nothing remarkable here, but it's also bad to say the same thing - the quality is corresponding to the cost. The peat here is very light and well inscribed in the overall picture; on the other hand, for the same price you can take Laf 10 or Talisker 10, Bomo 12 - and this is already players of another league, so I do not know who will buy this whisky, except for tasting purposes / to satisfy curiosity (why, as we all know, a whole bottle and do not need at all :))
    • Nose
      Open, raw wood, grain, then comes to the fore peat and light smoky-ash notes, a little varnish, caramel.
    • Taste
      Lacquer-oak, watery, light peppery wave, oily notes, weak notes of peat, slightly charred wood.
    • Finish
      Oily, oak, light grassy bitterness, a little creamy sweetness, a little peat.

  9. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This whisky starts somewhat hesitantly, smell and taste a little light. But give him some time and it is getting fuller. Aromas and taste come into their own better and better. All in all a very pleasant dram. Have it drunk at the same time as his successor (Tradition Peated), which is really more peeky, and has less development in the smell and taste. This Traditional Cask scores just a bit higher.
    • Nose
      initially light scent, toffee / caramel, fruity: melon, citrus. Also some spicy, cinnamon. Gradually, the smell comes fuller.
    • Taste
      Soft, slightly smoky, slightly salmiak, honey, chocolate, some fruity (citrus).
    • Finish
      Medium, light pepper, peat smoky, chocolate, honey


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