Ardmore 2008 SV

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection - Very Cloudy
Stated Age
08 years old
Bourbon Barrels
800146 - 800148
Number of bottles
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Apr 2017 4:13 pm by Chicagoexpat

Average value

€ 37.90

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Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 2008 SV

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.06 points

  1. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Whiskys that are not chill-filtered are usually bottled at 46% vol. With a higher alcohol content, the oils and fats remain dissolved in the whisky. Below 46% ABV a very cloudy malt is produced. Signatory Vintage deliberately plays with this effect in the 'Very Cloudy' series. Due to the dilution to 40% vol., the Ardmore shows very different flavors during the tasting.

  2. Malthead19 scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    - a damn "foggy" whisky => lives up to the name
    - an interesting taste for 8 years, but a bit weak on the chest
    - too expensive at around 40 € for the taste shown
    • Nose
      extremely cloudy, very light white wine color
    • Taste
      Short and strong at the start, but somehow neutral and pale, a lot of oak, very subtle sweetness, still a little alcoholic character, slightly smoky, looks very young
    • Finish
      short finish;
      short spicy aftertaste

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    This malt is still very young!
    [Color] almost clear;
    • Nose
      Citrus-fresh, aromatic smoky aromas, some vanilla;
    • Taste
      mild, soft, creamy onset, wood notes, beautiful smoke, bourbon vanilla, one-dimensional;
    • Finish
      short finish, echoes of oak;

  4. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Nose nice, taste nice after the first shock. Not bad for 8 years, no aggressive triangular file, but for 36 € then it lacks a bit of convincing delicacy and for the young and smoky-and-brutal fans, he is well sedated with 40%. Remains a nice eye-catcher on the shelf, which stimulates conversations on Kühlfilterung and dilution.
    • Nose
      Significant smoke, but not penetrating, not biting, not medicinal, grilled ash, with creamy, light sweetness, vanilla, white chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, then green fruitiness, apple, green grapes, a little grassy and a hint of pear schnapps
    • Taste
      in the beginning not so good, tongue means first, there would be a rather lousy, scratchy, metallic 5 € -Discounterblend, fortunately, that is after one and a half seconds, caramel, Nutella, the creaminess is back, but despite only 40% also some spiciness (taste, not sharpness - black pepper, allspice), the smoke brings in slight tartness / bitterness, but fits in quite well and does not bang your fist on the table
    • Finish
      short to medium, first spicy-bitter, then there is still some milk chocolates hanging

  5. maltaholic scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Somehow interesting, but not so much to do with whisky ...
    • Nose
      I have never seen such a light whisky. Looks like a new make, but was already 8 years in the barrel.
      A slight hint of smoke hovers over the glass. There may also smell some fruit, gooseberry perhaps. Wood notes complete the whole thing.
    • Taste
      Very soft start. He has only 40%, but even that I do not feel. With a little delay then a bit stronger, some spiciness, but also a smack like glue.
    • Finish
      But quite long and spicy.

  6. maltaholic scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The first nose made me a little frightened with the young fruit note, but then the malt became more interesting. The smoke is still present through the youth. Definitely not a bad malt, even if you do not expect a complex long matured and set whisky.
    • Nose
      a very light and cloudy whisky, let's see if he convinces in taste.
      Some smoke, pear and apple in the first nose, Obstler, Wiliams Christ chocolates, youthful notes, jelly banana, creamy pudding, subtle vanilla mixes with rising smoke, lemongrass, cane sugar, green unripe banana
      In the second nose more pleasing, tastier and a little sweeter
    • Taste
      sweet oily start, again smoke, ashes, cold campfire, caramel, shortbread, citrus notes, subtle chocolate, despite 40% it is pleasantly mouth-filling, clearly a little young but not too spicy, malt, pear, vanilla pudding, Schnapspralinen
    • Finish
      light and oily, the malt slides down the palate, leaving behind a fairly distinct smoke for an Ardmore, getting drier, cold ashes, vanilla, a hint of oak and chocolate, green banana, unripe walnuts, comparatively long finish due to the smoke


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