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Ardbeg Newmake

by Oliver Klimek on July 8, 2011

ABV unknown


My Tasting Notes

Colour: Clear
Nose: Quite massive, a mixture of peat smoke, cereals and pears, not unlike smelling on peated malted barley.
Palate: Strong peat with cereal notes, some toasted flavours mix in with the rather prominent pears.
Finish: Very long, fuity and smoky.
Overall: This is an excellent new spirit, very strongly flavoured but astonishingly smooth to drink even undiluted. It can take a lot of water, though.

Rating: 84/100 – No price information as this spirit is not bottled.

Thanks go to Keith Wood of Whisky Emporium for leaving me the remainder of his sample.

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gal July 9, 2011 at 11:21 am

New Make at 84 PTS?!

never drank any new make which i’d rate above 75 ;)
i need to try this one.
where o where can one get those?

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Oliver Klimek July 9, 2011 at 11:31 am

It was really that good. I had an Ardbeg 10 right afterwards, and I couldn’t honestly say which I preferred. The sources seem to be quite obscure, I fear. You may stumble across someone who has a sample to share, but like all un-bottled newmakes there is no central place to get it.

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