Ardbeg

Ardbeg Auriverdes Launch, Bar Gabányi, Munich

May 20, 2014
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It’s that time of year again, Ardbeg release their eagerly anticipated annual special bottling.

Ardbeg Alligator

September 5, 2012

The extreme charring of the casks makes this a quite unusal Ardbeg thay may repel the faint of heart. It has strong flavours and an almost chewy mouthfeel. – Rating: 87/100

Ardbeg 17 yo 1994/2011 Cadenhead’s

July 30, 2012

The peat is unusually strong and medicinal in this older Ardbeg. Everything is very clean and very dry, not overly complex but truly delightful. – Rating: 90/100

Ardbeg Uigeadail L11101584

October 23, 2011
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Simply an excellent bottling. The sherry influence adds yet another layer of flavours to the already very rich Ardbeg spirit. – Rating: 92/100

Ardbeg Newmake

July 8, 2011
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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

Ardbeg 1974/1993 Wilson & Morgan

May 14, 2011
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This is a very fine example of the legendary old Ardbegs, much more delicacy instead of today’s in-your-face peat. The tropical fruit aromas give it a very intriguing touch. – Rating: 89/100

Ardbeg 17

December 9, 2010
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This legendary bottling is now traded at very high prices. Don’t excpect anything like the modern peat bombs Ardbeg currently offers. A very nice dram, light, fruity and fresh, but definitely not worth today’s prices. – Rating: 86/100

Ardbeg Blasda

November 1, 2010
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This lightly peated Ardbeg is not at all unpleasant, but yet it leaves you with a feeling that there is something missing in this dram. – Rating: 82/100

Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist

May 26, 2010
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The nose is terrific, but on the palate the sweetness is a little too much for my taste. But that’s just complaining on a very high level. It still is a damn fine malt. – Score: 87/100

Ardbeg Supernova 2009

March 20, 2010

Extremely long, peated salty fruit at first, followed by numbness. – Score: ??/100 Yes, you read right. I honestly don’t know how to rate this whisky.

Ardbeg Corryvreckan

March 12, 2010
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Some prefer it over the Rollercoaster, but I think it has a certain lack of oomph that is not really made up by greater complexity or better balance. Still very good though, mind you. – Score: 86/100

Ardbeg Rollercoaster

March 11, 2010
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The Rollercoaster received slightly mixed reviews, but I really like it. The vatting of 10 vintages gives is an astonishing complexity. – Score: 90/100

Ardbeg Uigeadail – 2007 bottling

January 25, 2010

A powerful dram where a bit of sherry successfully underlines the typical Ardbeg flavour profile – Score: 91/100

Ardbeg 1993/2008 Cadenhead’s

November 9, 2009

This is a fantastic dram. Strong peat perfectly balanced with strong vanilla. almost no sweetness in here and only a little fruit. – Score: 93/100

Ardbeg Ten

July 18, 2009
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Peat punch and delicate sweetness well balanced. One of the best entry level bottlings around – Score: 84/100