Ardmore Traditional Cask
Added on Saturday, Nov 15, 2008 at 05:50 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Highland
  Price: $43 Availability: Specialty Stores
Partially matured in quarter-casks.
Member Ratings and Notes
Sweet smoke and vanilla.  Gentle spice.  Not remarkable in any way, but a lightly-peated decent sipper.
N: Musty peat, smoke, and salt.
P: A descent dry peat, nothing else of merit
F: Peat.
Not bad stuff, just very simple.   Along the lines of a young Caol Ila.
Fresh green wood (not a good thing).  At best it is disinteresting.  That is the best you can home for, however.

Nose:  hunks of peat served with fruit.

Palate:  Peat on top with a bit of fruit/fruit syrup underneath, citrus and then ending with smoke into the finish.  Tastes young.

A pleasant, very drinkable whisky. 

Smells of syrup, toffee and toasted bread. Starts off very spicy and dry and then it dies off leaving a slightly smoky astringent aftertaste.

n: smoked fruit jam with dry cloves and pancake batter. Nice note of vanilla and spice in there. Wood paneling left in the dessert sun. Smells of canned peaches and wet green grass (youthful).


t: surprisingly this is very sweet and fruity with a heap of peat smoke and also a BBQ meat smoke. Middle is very green grassy and of canned fruit cocktail mix (tastes young). Finish is caramel and more of the sweet side of peat smoke. The initial taste is the best aspect of this whisky.


This was the first smoky scotch that I ever bought and at the time I thought I was spending crazy money to buy it. Sigh, the good 'ol days...



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