Ardbeg 30-year-old

Overall rating
91.20/100
votes
12
Whiskybase ID
WB108016
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Very Old
Stated Age
30 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LS67448
Added on
18 feb 2018 1:03 pm by peterwin

Average value

€ 2132.22

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Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 30-year-old

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.20 points.

  1. notesofmalt scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Ardbeg 30 years "very old", 40% alc. Original bottling

    Nose: Very elegant, the peat smoke is deep and pleasant, age has smoothed all edges. A pleasant sweetness comes up, raspberry jam hits me first, then some grenadine and black tea with honey. There is a light tobacco note, some cigar smoke and oiled oak.

    Palate: Green tea and a hint of peppermint, peat smoke. Then, quite distantly, lemon juice, leather and sweet pipe tobacco, dried berries, kitchen herbs and wood sugar.

    Finish: Very long, very pleasant, slightly smoked ham with herb honey marinade, cloves and rosemary.

    Conclusion: Great! 93/100 points

  2. whiskydealer scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Nose: Smoke yepp, less peat, no phenol, as far as an atypical Ardbeg. Sweet, spices, some chocolate.
    Taste: it comes across the tongue quite gently, three or better six percent more alcohol would upgrade it from "great" to "really great". Definitely awesome stuff, lots of smoke and, subdued but still present, peat. Also chocolate, oak, some coffee. Wonderfully round and elegant appearance, a treat for the palate.
    Finish: long and gently glowing

  3. pere scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    One of my favourite whiskies of all time on its own. When tasted head to head with other Ardbegs from the same era it gets rather shy, but when given the correct time and place it can be a fabulously complex and pleasant whisky.
    • Nose
      Sweetish medicinal smoke, hansaplast, a bit of oak, sweet spices, coffee, dark chocolate, a bit of blackcurrant leaf, a hint of salt.
    • Taste
      Sweetish spices, a bit of salt, a bit of oak, a bit fruity, some hansaplast, dark sugar, soft smoke, milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      Smooth, some smoke, sherry sweetness, coffee, dark chocolate, spices, very complex.

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