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Ardmore - Traditional Cask

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@JoneszReview by @Jonesz

16th Apr 2013

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This whisky in a 750 ml bottle is non chill filtered and finished in quarter casks. It is still a bit young but very much a bang for your buck whisky. Here on the Canadian prairies it sells for less than $44. and worth every cent. Nose: Toffee,tobacco,light peat smoke and vanilla some fruit(banana?-not sure) Taste:Spicy burnt fruit, toffee and smoke Finish: Medium length, spicy peat smoke, not complex but very warming The nose in the empty glass reminds me of the old Russian cigarettes that used to be kept in my fathers WW2 souvenir cedar chest. I say "used to" cause I smoked them all before I was 10 years old. This whisky brings back fond memories. Must go now and buy another bottle of this or two as I'm now down to my last 2 drams.

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8 comments

Jonathan commented

Thanks for the review. I still need to pull the trigger on his one. I was about to today, but it was exactly the same price as Talisker 10 and four dollars more than Laphroaig QC. After all of these positive reviews on whisky conn., I will pick it up sooner rather than later.

6 years ago 0

@Jonesz
Jonesz commented

Hi Jonathan The Ardmore is a no brainer for me. Strange how local markets differ. After sales taxes the Tali 10 is $89.99 here, the Laph QC $74.65 and the Ardmore Trad Cask is $48.89 (all are 750 ml) I do like the Talisker 10 and Laphroig QC a lot but dollar per enjoyment factor I will opt for the Ardmore at this time. I do keep Tali 10 and Laph QC on hand so that I can have a different dram from time to time. Thanx for your reponse to the review Jonesz

6 years ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews on this one lately and I've been kicking myself for passing it up at a duty free last year. Next time I see it I'll be all over it. Can't recall it ever being available here in BC. Thanks for the review @Jonesz.

6 years ago 0

@Jonesz
Jonesz commented

Hi Bluenote, thanx for the comment. I almost didn't submit my review due to there being so many but figure I need the practice! Being from BC you are aware of the high prices quoted above. If you are ever in Calgary make sure you stop at the Real Canadian Liquor Store "superstore" Many prices are lower than we pay in Arizona when snowbirding. Example Laph QC 40.99, Tali 10 $59.99,Lag 16 $84.99 and no PST BTW sent you a Buddy Request. Jonesz

6 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

@BlueNote, everyone I know who has tried the Ardmore TC likes it, including me.

6 years ago 0

@Lars
Lars commented

Will add to my wish list thanks Jonesz

6 years ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

@Victor. Your recommendation is good enough for me. @Jonesz. Those are great prices. I have been joking with a few buddies here that we should rent a cube van and take a road trip to Calgary and load 'er up with single malt. We might have to start thinking more seriously about that. Cheers.

6 years ago 0

@Jonesz
Jonesz commented

Victor I have enjoyed several of your reviews (haven't read them all) and learned a great deal

Lars I hope you enjoy this whisky.I think you will knowing what your favourites are. And like Victor says everyone he knows that has tried it likes it.

Bluenote you reminded me of the old Robert Mitchum song Thunder Road, lyrics "thunder was his engine and white lightening was his load" I'm thinking a cube van load is a lot of whisky but a case or two wouldn't hurt.

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