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The Ardmore Legacy

(70cl, 40%)

The Ardmore Legacy

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The Ardmore Legacy Bottling Note

Released in 2014 to take the place of the Ardmore Traditional, the Legacy brings a lightly-peated, wood spice-led flavour profile to the table. At its core, the Ardmore Legacy is made with 80% peated and 20% unpeated malt.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: It leans more on the savoury than the sweet side of things, with light barbecue char and earthy notes up-front. Sweet cinnamon, fresh honey and vanilla toffee waft up at points.

Palate: More charred, smoky notes, joined by drying oak, pear drops and subtle grassy touches. Give it a minute for citrus zest and expressive heather to appear.

Finish: A lasting peat smoke finish, with a little bit of honey'd barley for good measure.

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Ardmore Legacy Reviews

Highly recommend

A lover of Laphroaig, I decided to try this via a Christmas offer. The Ardmore is far more subtle in its approach, with far more directions of taste than Laphroaig. Although I will not be abandoning Laphroaig just yet, Ardmore will be very prominent in my drinks cupboard for the foreseeable future. Laphroaig may well go eventually, assuming Ardmore doesn't get silly with the price.

20th January 2021

Mank

Taste like choline chemical wash.

12th January 2021

Excellant buy at £30

I gave been drinking Wiskies for over 46 years, this is very very good. A little peaty but nowhere near as harsh as Laphroaig which is extremely clinical in my opinion. This is an extremely smooth easy to drink tipple. It comes very close to a long since consumed bottle of 12 year Tormore from 30years ago which I'd happily pay good money for today. Whilst not a true single malt it rates as a highly commended desirable addition to my Whisky cellar.

1st January 2021

Worth a. Try ( or 2).

Very nice smoke cinnamon but not pushy, love it.

31st December 2020

Great value for price. A lot of unfair reviews IMO

This was bought for me as a Christmas gift. As with any new whiskeys that I haven’t tried before, I refrain from reading the reviews on here before I’ve sampled it. I’ve given it four stars for value if you can get it at £20.

Smokey, peaty. Has a slight caramel taste. Honey too. TCP? 100% lol but that’s why I love laphroig. Not the most complex of drams but certainly not bad at all.

28th December 2020

Nice, but not for everyone

There is a definite medicinal twang to this whisky, which is not for everyone, but I like it. I find this a very nice peated compromise between the overly-smooth Laphroaig and the undrinkable (in my questionable opinion) Lagavulin.

26th December 2020

Perfect

I received a bottle as a present and before I sampled it I read reviews and was surprised to see so many negative comments,I would understand if people have not experienced a peaty malt before that this would assault their taste buds but that is no reason to give a derogatory review because of their ignorance,I myself was taken aback by its heady aroma slightly peated but not enough to bring a rear to the eye of new comers to Islay malts,I think people who are not used to a peaty malt should not comment on this brew as their taste buds no not of this style of whisky,I say well done and it is hard to find a better balanced dram for us who like a peatier malt

24th December 2020

Bad

Oh dear.... This is truly the worst whiskey I have ever tasted. Stay away.....

I love whiskey, but this is not it.

21st December 2020

Absolutely great value if you can get it around )20.

My sense of smell is poor, so I don’t ever get much nose, but I love this as a budget malt which I get for around £20. If you tip it off your tongue it starts as almost spring water then a gentle wave of peat and smoke drifts by. You end with quite a strong toffee flavour. It has become my everyday tipple, with a bottle of Lagavulin every couple of months to remind me that there are even better places to go!

18th December 2020

Ardmore are letting themselves down here.

I think this is pitched as the most basic Ardmore offering given that it is regularly on offer at £18 in the supermarkets. It is young and harsh but drinkable especially if you haver nothing better on hand . I love the Tradition and the Traditional Peated but I think Ardmore have let themselves down here. I mix it with Teachers HC and it's not too bad.

17th December 2020

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