Ardmore Legacy

Review #42: Ardmore Legacy

Distillery: Ardmore

Region: Highland

ABV: 40%

Age: NAS

Price: $22

Color: 0.7, Amber. Color Added and Chill Filtered.


Nose (according to the wife): A bit solvent/acetone like. There’s a bit of smokey peat along with some fresh cut hay.

Palate: Not nearly as harsh as the nose suggests it will be. It is incredibly light and thin, almost too thin. You get some vanilla along with medicinal peat but no smoke, unfortunately.

Finish: Short in length and a bit hot. If I had to guess, I’d say this was a pretty young and immature dram. There’s a bit more of the medicinal peat which is nice.

Conclusion: If Ardbeg were to make a made a “light” whisky (along the lines of light beer), I would say this would be it. There’s a decent amount of peat, which is nice, but not a whole lot else going on. The solvent-y note on in the nose is a bit off putting but overall not too bad.

Final Score: 72

Scotch whisky review #42, Highland review #11, Whisky Network Review #59


Scoring Legend:

  • 96-100: The perfect dram, nectar of the gods.
  • 90-95: Near perfect, there is something truly special about this whisky.
  • 85-89: Amazing, will always try to keep a bottle of this in my collection.
  • 80-84: Very Good, maybe only one minor nitpick about the whisky keeping it here.
  • 75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink.
  • 70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get it.
  • 60-69: Meh, still drinkable.
  • Below 59: If you have a bottle of this, start cooking with it instead.

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