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Overall rating
82.21/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
08 years old
Casknumber
708605
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Nectar
Added on
13 Apr 2017 7:18 pm by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 65,00

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Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 2008 BR

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.21 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Soft & Sweet

    This is probably the palest Ardmore I have ever seen. Even lighter than white wine. Berry Brothers bottled this youngling for The Nectar, a Belgian importer. It is a single cask, but cut to 46%.

    The nose may start closed, but slowly it shows it true colors. In this case, that means a delicately smoky but mostly very sweet nose on barley sugars, vanilla, a truckload of apples and a pinch of pepper.

    On the palate it is immediately very sweet on apples and vanilla – more of the same, thus – but with a powerful note of pepper and peat. The smoke becomes quite big and blind you’d be forgiven for mistaking this for a young Islay. But the smoke clears quickly and leaves a sweet malt that cannot hide its young age.

    The finish is rather short, very sweet with a spicy element and a surprisingly salty finale.

    Easily drinkable, rather docile Ardmore. But it is good.

  2. Seb.Whisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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    • Nose
      Nez : Fumée intense, malt sucré. Il y a de la crème vanille naturelle, un soupçon de poivre et de pomme. La cendre est déjà très perceptible. Un nez jeune mais très agréable. Il me ferait bien songer à l'un ou l'autre jeune Islay.
    • Taste
      Bouche : C'est énergique, la cendre explose en bouche. Fruits à coque, une vague salée. C'est vraiment très bon. Comme toujours le style Ardmore, un whisky idéal pour qui découvre la tourbe, je l'avais déjà évoqué avec une version de chez Signatory Vintage Un-Chill Filtered âgée de huit ans également. Des fruits plus acidulés apparaissent. De la vanille épaisse, beurre. 
    • Finish
      Finale : De longueur moyenne elle poursuit sur la cendre, la fumée. Toujours un peu de sel. C'est un whisky à l'état brut, un whisky au plaisir direct. 

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