Ardbeg Ardbog

Category Single Malt from Islay, Scotland
Distillery
District Islay
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie Limited Edition
Bottled 2013
Casktype ex-Bourbon Barrels & Manzanilla Sherry Butts
Strength 52.1 % Vol.
Number of bottles 13000
Size 700 ml
Bottle code L130451235
Barcode 5010494913514
Price 123.22$ 136.77£ 89.95
Uncolored Non-chillfiltered
Tomh Note
less than a week ago
Tomh gave this whisky 89 points

Head to head met de Uigeadeail en de Auriverdes:

Qua kleur de meest donkere, de neus+smaak is een stuk zoeter, stevige peat komt later pas. Meer houtvuur in de nose. Een stuk gebalanceerder dan de Uigeadail, misschien ook iets minder uitdagend? Met water wat zoeter/fruitiger (rood fruit). Rozijntjes, (gedroogde) pruimen. Duidelijke sherry invloed, wat in mijn mening duidelijk een pluspunt is.

De beste van de drie, met name door de persoonlijke voorkeur van sherry-invloed en stevige peat.

hfos Review note
about a month ago
hfos gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
81
Nose
83
Initial taste
80
Body
80
Finish
82
Price
79
Presentation
85
wekke Note
about a month ago

World whiskies awards 2014: Gold, Islay single malt no age statement

Kantenmechaniker Tasting note
a couple of months ago
Kantenmechaniker gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Rauch, süße Orange, Vollmilchschokolade, Marzipan --> Dominosteine

Taste

Süßer Rauch, wieder viel Schokolade, etwas Eiche dabei, Orange hält sich anfangs zurück, kommt dann aber

Finish

Im Abgang kommen wieder die Dominosteine, klar mit Rauch überlagert

Comments

Sehr schöner Whisky, Wasser bringt hier geschmacklich meiner Meinung nach nicht viel, nach meinem persönlichen Geschmack, die schwächste Sonderabfüllungen der letzten Jahre, aber das ist Jammern auf hohem Niveau

Tomh Review note
a couple of months ago
Tomh gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
85
Presentation
88
harriedv Review note
less than a year ago
harriedv gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
90
Finish
88
Price
82
Presentation
85
Paulski88 Review note
less than a year ago
Paulski88 gave this whisky 80 points
Weighted Rate
80
Nose
80
Initial taste
84
Body
82
Finish
80
Price
60
Presentation
87
Mikee Note
less than a year ago
Mikee gave this whisky 87 points

Whiskyfun:

Ardbeg 'Ardbog' (52.1%, OB, 2013) Three stars and a half So a vatting of ten years old Ardbeg ex-bourbon (60%, I've heard) and ex-manzanilla sherry (I've heard 40%). Not sure it's cask strength, and not too sure the manzanilla wasn't simply a finishing. Remember manzanilla, which I love, is usually pretty extreme, bone dry sherry. Colour: gold. Nose: the very dry sherry is very obvious in this context, that is to say after the ‘X-fill’ versions that we just had. I’m sure it wouldn’t have been this loud, had I tried it ‘solo’. That translates into a combination of fresh walnuts, curry and probably curcuma, which is kind of funny, while the original distillate is a little shier. Having said that, the manzanilla makes it kind of more complex than the others, but also less ‘Ardbeg’. Whiffs of exhaust fumes and tar. With water: ginger liqueur, vanilla and sawdust. Some newish oak comes through. Mouth (neat): the difference is even more striking on the palate. There is some lemon, a sootiness, grapefruits, kippers and such but also these walnuts, this curry again, notes of bitterish liquorice wood, some raw tobacco and something I’m not too fond of because that screams ‘newish oak!’, ginger. With water: indeed, it’s some pretty active oak that does most of the talking. Ginger, curry and other spices. Finish: long, spicy, gingery. Cardamom powder, tannins, coffee beans, maybe hints of bacon. Comments: while the previous ones were distillate-driven, this is rather oak-driven in comparison, and it’s not only the manzanilla that talks. It’s very good whisky – of course – but I still prefer Ardbeg au naturel, if I may say so. SGP:366 - 84 points.
Murmelkasten Review note
less than a year ago
Murmelkasten gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
85
Price
82
Presentation
85
Whisky_Wolf Review note
less than a year ago
Whisky_Wolf gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
89
Finish
85
Price
79
Presentation
80
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Overall rating All versions
446 member votes
87.26
Average review ratings All versions
Weighted Rate
81.06
Nose - Aroma
82.00
Initial taste
81.75
Body
81.81
Finish
81.06
Price
76.00
Presentation
81.38
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