Ardmore Legacy Sample

3cl / 40%
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Ardmore Legacy Sample
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Legacy is Ardmore's entry-level, lightly peated expression. This is full-bodied and spicy with notes of apple, pear, honey and smoke.
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Product name

Ardmore Legacy



  • 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

42 Customer Reviews

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  • 2
    24 November

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

  • 3
    23 November

    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

    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!

  • 4
    6 November

    A wonderful surprise awaits you from the first cinnamon nose to a silky finish

  • 1
    28 October

    Sorry tastes like medicine,to over powering

  • 4
    17 October

    I like it - good for starting the peaty beginners series

  • 4
    22 August

    Expected nothing, got very much. Wondeful balanced whisky!

  • 1
    13 August

    Not sure whether mine was off. It tasted like surgical spirit!!

  • 1
    16 July

    Disappointed, smoke on the nose, smoke on the tongue, not much more, a wee sweet toffee at the end. Too smokey.

  • 4
    28 June

    Peaty smokey flavour great first hit on the palette very enjoyable

  • 4
    17 June

    Its a 3.5 to 4 rating. As one already said its no Laphroaig but the flavours are nice and smooth. I suggest enjoying a glass or two while a lady kisses the land down under

  • 4
    26 March

    Beyond the other flavours, I like the Smokey pervasiveness

  • 4
    17 March

    Rather strong on the nose.The Speyside grass/heather is quite prominent. First smoke then peat, but not in the Islay mould; less dominant. Spices easily nosed, unmistakeable cinnamon. A teaspoon of water brings out the latent sweetness. On the palate, tangy with a lot of blowback. Quickly toned down with water. Honey comes to the forefront and oaky vanilla is obvious. Grass changes to Cancerian fruit, probably green apple. Lasting sweetness as you move into the finish. Spices recede first but the warm peaty aftertaste remains. Good value for money. I can still taste the body of this dram 10 minutes after downing it.

  • 1
    22 February

    Worst Single Malt I ever tasted. It's taste like medicine instead of Single Malt.

  • 2
    8 February

    I am very disappointed! Ardmore was one of my top 5 favorite whiskies, It was always hard to find it in the US, I used to get it from the duty free and truly enjoy the malt. I just came across this 40% ABV new bottle about bought it immediately. I have had a dram sitting in the glencairn glass for an hours and there's absolutely nothing happening to it. No character, no development and the body is weaker than any other whisky I can think of. They have killed a great thing and why?

  • 3
    4 January

    My bottle has no finish. Well, very little. Just a wisp of smoke and done. Initial taste and nose is very promising, but then a huge let down. I'd almost rather have a less interesting malt that holds up. So sad for one of my favorite malts (previous bottling). The good news is that there are still good indie bottlings of Ardmore that are worth going back to.

  • 5
    19 December 2016

    Peat, peaty peat, peat peat peaty, peaty peat peaty, germoline peaty pants

  • 4
    19 November 2016

    Sweet with peat. Great value at the price. Other people's negative comments probably come from those who are not used to peaty whiskies. This is often the case with negative reviews of popular Islay malts. Customer who likened Talisker to a peaty whisky has not tried a truely peaty whisky. Ardmore has a gentle peatyness and I was surprised at its quality at this low price.

  • 4
    19 November 2016

    Great value for the price, although light on the "peat" claim. This was nice once I got about 3 drinks in, the taste -although lighter- was very sippable. I did not taste or smell much for the peat, even compared to Bowmore Small Batch or 12 yo. Excellent value considering it goes for what blended Scotches usually are and is much nicer.

  • 3
    20 October 2016

    Quite good. Smoke and toffee are predominant and that's all there is to it, flavour wise. It's just that there's some alcohol harshness... I've tasted a few blended scotches that had less burn. There are far better whiskies at this price-point. Bought it because it was on offer at a supermarket and it was a good buy at that price but would not pay full price for it. Managed to finish the bottle in two weeks, which is good going for me, so it can't be all that bad.

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