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Ardmore Traditional

(70cl, 46%)

Ardmore Traditional

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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.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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.

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Ardmore Traditional Reviews

Boring and corked

Got this as a gift, and glad I didn't buy it from my own money. When i opened it the cork, which already didn't sit in tightly, started to let off pieces of cork. So my first dram was littered with floating cork crumbs. Not a good sign of quality.

The whisky itself is unmemorable. Just plain whisky the could have easily been passed as a cheap blend. Nothing like a proper Highland whisky. There is a slight hint of peat smoke but it is just sitting there with no context. The predominant taste is toasted cereals. Boring. Looking forward to finish it and get rid of it.

19th September 2020

Mild taste with a little warmth

I am a Talisker 10 regular drinker,so I can compare this Ardmore to just this one.
The Ardmore has a short finish which is spicy rather than hot,peat is missing to me.
However,it is a mildly pleasing interlude in my usual whisky drinking.

6th October 2017

THE BEST

This is a true taste of a fine Whiskey. Thanks to all that made so great , form myself and my friends, Keep brewing.

29th July 2017

Irreplaceable

Nose: Dry peat, wood smoke, more smoke, and more smoke

Palate: See-saw of peat and smoke

Finish: Seemingly never-ending dry peat and wood smoke

11th June 2017

Meh

Ardmore is the signature ingredient in Teacher's Highland Cream, which I have enjoyed for many years as my favorite "daily dram" budget scotch. So when I spotted a bottle of Ardmore single malt on the shelf, I picked it up out of curiosity. It's plenty peaty for those who like that (I do), but young and lacking in complexity.

My verdict: Teachers over delivers as a low cost blend, but the Ardmore under delivers as a single malt. I paid $45 for the bottle, and could have purchased a McClelland's Islay or a Johnnie Walker Double Black for less than that.

5th March 2017

Not disappointed in the least!

Purchased my first bottle for $38.00. Pleasantly surprised by the smoothness of my first dram. I drink all my single malts neat. This one had a light honey sweetness with a faint heathery nose and then came the peet. Surprised me as it was unexpected. Not nearly as pronounced as that of Laproigh or Ardbeg but welcome none-the-less.

9th February 2017

Clicks with me...

Of all the whiskys I've tasted, this is my favourite. Beats any $75+ bottle I've had. I recommend to any flavour-eccentric.

4th July 2016

Favorite Whisky

This is my go-to single malt. Although it's relatively new, it's immensely enjoyable and peated just enough to add a depth and dimension an excellent whisky should have. It's powerful and balanced at the same time.

4th May 2016

Run for the hills

Way too much peat. Now I know what it must have been like for those poor chumps who were drowned in peat bogs. Ugh.

12th April 2016

For a winters night by a highlanders peat fire.

A good humble man's dram of the type consumed by generations of crofters, shepherds and fishermen. A dram for any old survivor of the jacobite cause, or even Wade and Caulfield's redcoat road builders, and concrete Bob's men onthe Mallaig extension. Like that world now gone forever.
No nonsense here about cinnamon and after tastes of vanilla or hints of chocolate and spices and other such pretension from auld reekie's new town claret consumers. Drink from God for the plain man at a price for the tenant farmer and plowman.

18th March 2016

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