Ardmore Legacy

70cl / 40%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Ardmore Legacy
Web Exclusive Price £31.95 £26.63 ex VAT (£45.64 per litre)
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Ardmore Legacy was introduced in 2014 as a replacement for Traditional. A mix of 80% peated and 20% unpeated malt, this is full-bodied, dry and spicy.

Distillery Bottling


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Heather Heather
  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Honey Honey
  • Toffee Toffee

Ardmore Legacy Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    • Nose:

      Creamy, with appealing savoury notes of cured meat and even a touch of horseradish, with some subtle smoke lurking in the background.

    • Palate:

      Soft mouthfeel of gentle peat and a touch of menthol, with clove, apple and pear.

    • Finish:

      The gently warming peat slowly dissipates.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    • Colour:

      Light honey.

    • Nose:

      Heather Honey with hints of cinnamon and toffee bonbon. Very subtle hints of peat smoke.

    • Palate:

      Creamy vanilla spice gives way to more overt smoky charcoal notes, especially with the addition of water. Smoke doesn't dominate and is balanced by the sweet honey and spice flavours.

    • Finish:

      Full bodied, silky mouth feel with a (trademark Ardmore) dry, tangy and lingering aftertaste, coupled with delicious spice notes.

70 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    29 May

    Simply superb

  • 3
    18 May

    Brilliant . Smooth, slight peat smoke with touches of vanilla. Highly recomended single malt scotch.

  • 5
    4 April


  • 5
    3 February

    A truly lovely one.

  • 4
    5 January

    This relatively evenly balanced scotch is easy on the palate with light smoke and pleasantly sweet, slightly complimented by a crisp spice, all in all a nice smooth single malt perfect for the beginner or the not so regular non connoisseur malt drinker.

  • 5
    28 December 2018

    I'm no expert in the technical aspects but have tried hundreds of single malts. Have to disagree with some of the more harsh reviewers on this, to my palate it was very smooth, hints of smoke, peat and honey. Lovely smooth texture on the tongue and a pleasant afterglow. Absolutely nothing for me to complain about and very well priced too! Slainte!

  • 1
    28 December 2018

    Received as a gift from my mother (who always buys wrong things!) Simply put, this is like someone once tasted a single malt and tried to artificially copy it. Which would explain the lack of a cask age. Would rather have had a blend.

  • 3
    24 December 2018

    A little to sweet for me and not quite robust enough. It is nice though. Sweet scent and vanilla after tones. would prefer if a smokier, earthy taste.

  • 4
    10 November 2018

    A light smoky flavour with sweet notes; definitely not as smoky as some reviews suggest. Could definitely be aged for a decade longer!

  • 3
    4 November 2018

    Great single malt Scotch option in this price range – this 12-years-old is one of the best.

  • 4
    23 September 2018

    Light smoke reminescent of a decent Islay such as Lagavulin 16. Then a warming toffee aftertaste

  • 4
    2 August 2018

    I like this it maybe a nas but it's mild and pleasant. Gentle smoke at first leading into toffee and honey notes, enjoyable dram and good value.

  • 4
    11 May 2018

    First taste. Gentle peat and smoke. Can taste the vanilla. Good introduction to peat/

  • 4
    9 May 2018

    I rated this equal to some more expensive malts I'm no expert so this is just the opinion of someone ordinary whose tried a lot of malts

  • 1
    6 May 2018

    One time purchase sums it up nicely

  • 2
    27 April 2018

    Young, fiery, a little bit of peat, a little bit of smoke, definitely not aged which is a shame because in about 10 years this'll be quite a nice whisky - right now it's a very expensive paint stripper. Add ice (!) if you value the lining of your mouth. Not one for the connoisseur.

  • 1
    30 March 2018

    Unfortunately this scotch is very lackluster. Has a nice peatiness on the nose, but it's not smooth at all, and mostly just leaves a medicinal flavor and numbness. There's no age listed on the bottle, so clearly this isn't a properly aged whisky as other reviewers have noted, and that's very disappointing for a single malt. I guess this is good for shots!

  • 1
    25 March 2018

    Massively overpowered with peat and smoke. The smell of mentol finishes off the overpowering attack on the taste buds without any real death of flavour. Not impressed and won't buy again

  • 5
    6 March 2018

    Loved it! Fantastic light smoke flavor with a sweet finish, very smooth.

  • 5
    18 February 2018

    Outstanding value.

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