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.
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  • 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

59 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    2 August

    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

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

  • 4
    9 May

    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

    One time purchase sums it up nicely

  • 2
    27 April

    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

    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

    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

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

  • 5
    18 February

    Outstanding value.

  • 4
    14 February

    Saw many negative reviews, but each to his own.This whisky has a lovely light smokey peat initial taste, and then a very satisfying toffee finish. Very warming on a cold winter's day!

  • 5
    11 February

    Lovely.not too peaty..pleasant on the palate

  • 1
    10 February

    To smokey, Taste really bad. At the moment is Jameson my favorite whiskey.

  • 2
    6 February

    A one time purchase, you can spend your money better elsewhere

  • 4
    6 February

    Feel I need to balance the books on reviews on this one as there's really not a lot wrong with a nice, standard malt. It's young, not complex, a great starter for those dipping their toes into gentle peat. Whispy smoke on the nose with a gentle, underlying candied sweetness. Spicy vanilla palate (as the producer notes say) and a pleasantly long finish. Won't break the bank and not barnstormingly exciting, but solid stuff.

  • 3
    7 January

    This whiskey was a one time purchase. Not horrible and not great It appears young, probably corporate decision to put less expensive single malts on the shelf for quick profits in a craze for single malts. I've certainly tasted better ardmore's!

  • 2
    6 January

    Not the best to be honest, it is very smooth and isn't too smoky but it just lacks flavour

  • 5
    26 December 2017

    I enjoyed it. Peaty and smoky but not over the top. Lovely light colour. I think it fits nicely amongst my highland single malts, well, if I wasn't always drinking them. I liked it. Send a barrel my way x

  • 2
    24 November 2017

    Pretty poor. Blandness of a young whisky which presumably it is. Much better whiskys at this price point.

  • 3
    23 November 2017

    Thought I’d give this one a try, liked the mild peaty nose and taste to suit, clung to the glass which was a good thing. Not as overpowering as some of the island malts, not a favorite, though grand for the price......

  • 1
    9 November 2017

    This scotch is a NIGHTMARE! Ardmore Traditional was one of my favorite whiskies at any level... Legacy is undrinkable. No character, no depth, absolutely not a single redeeming quality to this bottle!

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