Ardmore 2008 Cl

Overall rating
85.93/100
votes
29
Whiskybase ID
WB91662
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Claxton's (Cl)
Bottling serie
Charity Bottling
Vintage
23.12.2008
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
ex-Laphroaig Cask
Casknumber
709242
Number of bottles
299
Strength
55.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Children's Heart Surgery Fund
Market
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Added on
20 jan 2017 11:37 am by Falk Malt
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 53.95

3 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardmore 2008 Cl

10 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.93 points.

  1. This_Is_BearDog scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Really delicious bourbon cask peat. So satisfying. Not much else to say other than this is just damned tasty. I’d drink several bottles of this happily.
    • Nose
      Creamy, herbal peat. Soft by complex. Nice brininess. Very floral. Such a satisfying style.
    • Taste
      Delicious smoke. Honey and cream. Cinnamon in a bowl of vanilla ice cream. Good mouthfeel, decently thick.
    • Finish
      Slightly more acrid peat smoke. Oak and caramel. Cinnamon. Briny, nice black pepper.

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  3. the_muskox scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It's really good! It reminds me of those unpeated Caol Ilas that I've so enjoyed in the past. I love the gentle smoke, bacon, tropical fruit, and rich earthy malty notes. I want to say it's lacking some richness and punch, but I think the proof is actually just about perfect. Very sippable.

    Nose: Salty, savoury, and sweet. Bacon, seaweed, bonito flake, chicken fat, rice vinegar, and seawater. Lemon zest, lime zest, and citronella. Sweet barley, banana bread, a little bit of fruitcake, toasted cream, and sautéed pineapple. Cinnamon, ginger paste, coriander leaves (gotta keep things British!), and little bit of mint and black licorice.

    Palate: Medium, silky texture. Seems to be a medium strength, too. Green apples and honey on the arrival, developing quickly to heathery smoke and earthy barley. Dry smoke on the development - smoldering driftwood, smoked fish, dried chanterelles, and earth. Some of that fruitcake comes in towards the back, maybe with the fruit slightly greener here than on the nose.

    Finish: Medium-length and earthy. Soy sauce, plum sauce, fresh peat, and distant driftwood fires. Golden raisins, apples, honey, milk chocolate, and dark malt. Some coconut water and sea spray.

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. rb854 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. gerardsmike scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. wbarchive_149037 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A malt that is not his age, without much pretension but no less very good, it will delight peat lovers, and all for a very honest price!
    • Nose
      Fine and light peat, which is more farm than medicinal. A slight woody. A very simple nose, melted but not unpleasant, which however lacks precision in the aromas to detach.
    • Taste
      Sharp and precise attack, at first rather dry then progressively more farmy (the Ardmore combo / Laphroaig barrels?) And fat, lemony, with cooked fruits and freshly cut grass. The mouth is clearly a notch above the nose.
    • Finish
      Moderately long, vanilla peat remains, as well as a slight pleasant sensation of mint, the relatively high alcohol content helping to lengthen the whole.

  9. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Surprising whisky! In the scent still very friendly, fruity and sweet, light peat. But in the taste it is suddenly very raw, strengthened by high Abv: Strong tobacco, spicy, salmiak. Have fun with it in any case.
    • Nose
      Leather, light peat, spicy, cinnamon, anise. Also fruity, citrus, apple. Sweet, vanilla. Full smell. Salty too.
    • Taste
      Firmly! A kind of slightly sour tobacco flavor, certainly not unpleasant by the way. Creamy, spicy. Salty, slightly ash / smoke. Lakrisal (salmiak pastilles). Still in the distance something fruity, citrus.
    • Finish
      Pretty long, light pepper, salty, tobacco, salmiak.

  11. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Peaty but not insane either. Sweet on the nose. The high title pushes the sensations high enough, but it remains creamy, not so peaty finally. Youth does not show.

    Enthusiasm 3/5

    Whisky n ° 1233

  12. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

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