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Ardmore 2010 TBa

Overall rating
84.06/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Barreliers (TBa)
Vintage
30.06.2010
Bottled
09.02.2017
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
803516
Number of bottles
193
Strength
62.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
de Germany
Added on
21 Apr 2017 4:08 pm by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 43,90

2 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

41 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 2010 TBa

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.06 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      The heavy alcohol content of 62.5% presents itself at the beginning with a light bite in the nose. After 15 to 20 minutes, the drop can be surprisingly light and pleasant. A noticeable campfire smoke note with floral and sweet hints rises from my glass and caresses my nose tip. Light fruits, malt, a little vanilla and biscuits gradually crystallize out. In the background there is always a splash of lime juice, which gives the malt an extra freshness. I can not find spicy oak wood notes.
    • Taste
      Powerful start. 62.5% undiluted are an announcement! At the beginning, a decent chili-catch works on my tongue, which reminds me of the intensity of the Talisker 57 ° North. The texture is pleasantly oily and warming. The campfire smoke in the first seconds noticeably takes over the flavor, while the bright fruits and vanilla wait a little. Hints of honey, milk chocolate and a hint of oak complete the taste profile. With a few drops of water, the campfire smoke loses a bit of dominance and is somewhat tamed. The malt becomes increasingly sweeter, fruity and oily on the palate. Some water is not wrong and invites you to experiment. I like both "variants" well.
    • Finish
      Medium. Finally, it is peppery again at the tip of the tongue. The smoke loses noticeable strength and lets flash the bright fruits with a pleasant sweetness. Slightly drier.

  2. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A real buster from the Highlands! This
    is a robust, potent, young but nicely drinkable single malt. The high
    alcohol content is well integrated leading to a rich
    and pleasantly warming mouthfeel. The discreet fruitiness and
    lovely vanilla sweetness is already well balanced with the warming
    spiciness coming from the American oak. Not necessarily water
    needed. A well-knitted character - I am quite impressed. Well
    done folks!

    I thank The Barreliers for the sample!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/tasting-notes-english/ardmore/
    • Nose
      The nose starts off with delicate bonfire smoke. Behind that sweet
      vanilla and malted barley notes arrive, accompanied by cereals and a
      touch of lemon fruit. Spicy
      hints of white pepper in the background. The alcohol is already
      well integrated and not at all pungent.
    • Taste
      Quite spicy on the palate at first with oak, black pepper and nutmeg.
      Very warming indeed, certainly owing to the high alcohol content. Then a
      delicate sweetness of
      vanilla and caramel arrives, mixed with honey and stewed yellow
      fruit. This is all nicely wrapped in gentle wood smoke. Very
      mouth-filling and salivation stimulating!
    • Finish
      The finish is long, warm and rather spicy with pepper and dry oak.
      Discreet sweetness of vanilla and honey on the tail with a whiff of wood
      smoke.
      With water: There's less smoke coming through
      when a splash of water is added. The sweetness is a bit tamed as well,
      whereas more fruit - apricots in particular, as well as
      spiced oak and pepper arrive on the nose. Significantly tamed
      warmth on the palate with a delicate mix of oak spice, pepper, and sweet
      notes of vanilla and caramel. A touch of honey lingers
      with gentle wood smoke towards the finish. The finish is
      medium-long and significantly dry with prickling oak and tender honey on
      the tail.

  3. Mr. Truckle scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Such a campfire is certainly not optimal to taste fine notes, but it quickly became clear he tastes!
    Very intensive. https://de-de.facebook.com/504266706357002/photos/a.553324521451220.1073741830.504266706357002/1539883476128648/?type=3

  4. The Barreliers did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Aroma: Smoky vanilla, cereal with light fruits and honey, caramel. In addition a slight floral note. Taste: Oily and heavy. Powerful start combined with a pleasant spiciness, elegantly rounded off by the sweetness of vanilla, honey and caramel. There is also a slight fruitiness. The smoke is a bit more present. Finish: medium and warm. Sweet smoke and spicy oak.

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