starts wonderfully, but over-caramel finish
A nice wee dram
Ardmore Traditional details
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Whisky or Whiskey
Insider knowledge: Ardmore Traditional whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Ardmore Traditional whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Not bad at all
Ardmore Traditional Bottling Note
The 2007 release of this 'Traditional Cask' was the first official single malt from the Ardmore distillery, this is a young whisky, but it was aged in quarter casks, which proffers a speedy maturation thus discounting its youth.
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Nose: Full of caramel. Toasted oak is evident and rich and just the faintest peat has muscled its way through.
Palate: Lots of barley and cereal notes, oodles of rich bourbon, smoke and peat still present. Charming interplay through the caramel sweetness and the vanilla spiced oak.
Finish: Has a sharp edge, more caramel and sugary barley notes and a lanolin smoothness and more tapering smoke.
worth the 30 quid
Departs quietly leaving smoke
Not at all bad - lots of peat at first with a hint of sweetness. The ending is a bit weak but very smokey.
Maybe I had a bad bottle, but I found this completely undrinkable
Very nice and easy to drink
The MoM notes are about right. I would add that the initial oak is quite vinegary and young. It is a bit harsh due to its age but, give it a chance,it is a decent and interesting dram. Not one I would rush to buy again.
Try the nose once you have emptied the glass
So many whiskys are so much better on the nose from an emptied glass. Try it, it will be a revelation. It is def the case with Ardmore.
Truly a good whisky. The nose is smokey peat, which is a pleasant. A bit sharp at times on the palate, but overall a fairly smooth end.
needs a dash of water. realiable dram though. otherwise i wouldnt be on my 7th bottle
Quite a burn to it, and on certain pallets can almost tend to TCP, but the proof is in an empty glass demanding to be filled. Definitely one to get again.
As a whisky drinker who tends to drink Islay malts 9 times out of 10, I have to say I really enjoyed this malt, nice amount of peat with a lovely fruity-ness that follows after the peaty taste starts to fade coupled with a pleasing oily texture, I will say it doesn't have the compexity and length of some Islay malts, but it is fantastic in it's own right, if you're looking for a Islay malt you wont find it here, what you will find is a very good peated whisky from speyside that's not chill-filltered and is great value for money.
Young smoky scotch with some depth
This has a very smooth taste to the palate. I love the smokey aroma of the peat and the smokey taste. I use to drink Laphroaig which has an overwellming smokey aroma and and taste. I was pleasantly surprised to stumble onto Ardmore. The price is also more reasonable. A toast to everyones health for Christmas and the coming New Year.
I will not pretend that this one could benefit from a little more time. I can say though that this one is quit nice for the $30US that I paid. It has a richer oak finish than most ten year olds and the smoke/peat is not nearly as medicinal as an Islay. It really is unique to any Single malt I have tries.
Cheap whisky is good, because is cheap. Actually it is difficult to find something better for this money.
46deg yet very smooth and drinkable neat, commendable non chill-filtered bottling. No age statement and a little research suggests a vatted malt of 6 to 12 years. Definite 'Teachers' creaminess.
Very attractive smokiness and on first taste seems to be a wonderful find. However there is very little complexity and the finish is simply caramel, getting sweeter. On reflection I wont be buying another bottle.
Get better for that price
It has sat in the middle of my collection for weeks. It's not one I am drawn to. I find it has a bitter taste to it. Strong peat, unfortunately not in a pleasant way, like a lagavulin, laphroaig or talisker.
I'd rather a bottle of bowmore legend for that price.
Needs a good splash of water
Like others before me noted, this whisky can be initially hard on the palette - very peaty and sweet at the same time (in a bad way). Quite unlike anything else I have tasted. However, a hearty splash of water makes all the difference - Gone are the (too) sharp, in your face notes, and you're left with a smooth easy-to-drink whisky. Probably wouldn't buy again due to better choices, but reasonable whisky.
Not to my taste
an ever present on my shelf.
I've been drinking a wide range of single malts for about 20 years and was given this single malt as a present. However I find it very hard to drink and a thoroughly unpleasant experience. I much prefer other single malts.
A very nice dram, with just aout the right amount o smoke for its bourbon character. Perhaps a bit rich and would not want more than 2 or 3 at a time....an excellent alternative to Laphroig if you don't want as much smoke.85/100....struth