Whisky Tasting Notes

The Ardmore Legacy Whisky Nose: Prosciutto straight from the packet, generously sprinkled with rock salt. The smokiness gives way to a mild, but delightful honey aroma – this is such an impressive nose for its price point.

The Ardmore Legacy Whisky Taste: Lots of dry burning heather, the peat is there, but not with a great deal of energy. Retro pear drops make a charming appearance but fall away into something medicinal. This starts off with romance and all the quality of double its price but quickly becomes sadly boring.

The Ardmore Legacy Whisky Finish: There’s a classy, silky mouthfeel that leaves a dry tang that goes and on; my issue is it leaves a rather chemical finish that never ends. For the cost there are too many distinctive flavours to overlook it; however, I’m not in a rush to keep pouring.

Flavour 5/10    Value 9/10

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The Ardmore Legacy Highland Malt Whisky Review
Released in 2014 to take the place of the ‘Ardmore Traditional’.
The Ardmore Legacy Whisky Review Highland Single Malt Tasting Notes
The Ardmore distillery sits at the highest point of the Northern railway line, 600 feet above sea level.


Whisky Tasting Notes

Dalmore 12 Year Nose: Smells like your favourite Great Auntie’s sherry soaked chin at Christmas and not much else.

Dalmore 12 Year Taste: A wonderfully rich macchiato with a dash of cheap Triple Sec. It’s all sleepy winter afternoons, spent lazily grazing High Street chocolate boxes with crumbs down your jumper. The cinnamon sugar makes for a great introduction to Highland whisky.

Dalmore 12 Year Finish: A short but smooth finish, with malty notes more than anything. I was seduced by the regal bottle, distinguished branding and sensual amber hue; however, let’s not get too excited about another 40%, chill filtered, coloured mass produced Highlander. That said, there are too many well-defined and coherent festive flavours at a reasonable price point to dismiss – give it the in-laws on Boxing Day with a mince pie.

Flavour 7/10    Value 7/10

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Dalmore 12 Year Old Whisky Review Highland Tasting Notes
Aged for the first nine years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, before half is sent to ex-oloroso sherry casks.