A Quick Dram: Ardmore Traditional Cask

Ardmore Traditional Cask

Our long time favourite in the ‘Amazing Price to Quality Ratio’ category – Ardmore Traditional Cask – has at last been officially tried and reviewed by EWB. What a joy!


Ardmore Traditional Cask
Scottish Highlands
Partially matured in quarter casks
46% ABV
£26.95 from Master of Malt
(get 5% off with EDINBURGHWHISKY01 discount code!)

Nose: Peat smoke jumps out, followed by cloves, grist and summer fruit. Distinct caramel overtones. Wet wooden floor, damp cellar.

Palate: Smoky again, spicy and oily. Very firm. Sweet liquorice. Extremely satisfying undiluted!

Finish: Early on delivers medicinal tones but quickly transforms into malty, bready heaven.

Overall: Smoky superstar from the mainland, an absolute essential in your cupboard. Unreal value.



  1. A mighty fine malt, indeed. I would adore a sip of the 25-year-old but it is somewhat out of my budget. That being said, I’m sure I saw it behind the bar at the Scotch Whisky Experience when I was last about the place.

  2. You did indeed. I’m sure I can get you a healthy discount on it there.

  3. Cheers, Chris! I’ll just jump on the Number 59 and see you very shortly. If discounts are the order of the day then I shall bring my list, too…

  4. Bought a bottle on your recommendation from master of malt! It arrived today!

    I’m completely enjoying it! What great value! Quite well balanced and I think it’s rather autumnal! Pumpkin and roast root veg I get. I really like the level of peatiness!

    Great blog, thanks for the recommendation!

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