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21 Feb 2012

Ardmore 1992 (Single Malts of Scotland)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Ardmore

Ardmore 1992 is something many independent bottlers are offering these days. Today we’re trying the release by Single Malts of Scotland.

 

Ardmore 1992 SMOSArdmore 19 yo 1992 (49,3%, Single Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon cask, 207 btl.)

Nose: fairly malty and neutral at first, not too much smoke. Light buttery notes. Some vanilla and soft fruits (peach, papaya, melon). All this mixed with an interesting leafy / mossy character and the lovely sooty, diesel-like aromas that we’ve found in Ardmore before. Mouth: oily mouthfeel, sooty at first. Then a terrific burst of tropical fruits. Lovely balance of fruits and smoke. Light pepper. A nice, slightly medicinal twist towards the end. Very good. Finish: medium long, medium dry with smoked almonds. Unfortunately also a slightly soapy / zesty note which I don’t like too much.

Another great Ardmore 1992, balancing between zesty / mineral notes and tropical fruits, with a smooth underlying sootiness. Sold out at The Whisky Exchange. Update 22/02/2012: back in stock for now.

Score: 90/100

Ardmore 1992 (Single Malts of Scotland) 4 Ruben Luyten 2012-02-21
  • Tim F

    Hi Ruben,

    Delighted that you liked the Ardmore as much as I do. Thankfully, it had only sold out temporarily, we have more stock now, so it’s active on the site again.

    Cheers,

    Tim

  • http://www.whiskynotes.be Ruben

    Great news, thanks for informing Tim.

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  • Tony: Yes, lower! It is almost unheard of for a more recent and older aged bottling to be 30% cheaper than the previously released one. Maybe that also help
  • Tony: True - I had it in my basket in one web shop as soon as it was announced, but it disappeared before I could check out! Luckily I have some of the prev
  • WhiskyNotes: I don't know, Gal. This kind of bottle is either sold out through pre-orders, or in a webshop five minutes after it appears online.

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