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Ardbeg 1996 Twenty Something

Overall rating
90.58/100
votes
76
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1996
Bottled
18.07.2018
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon
Number of bottles
2400
Strength
46.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L70721 18/07/2018 18007578 15:22
Barcode
5010494947380
Bottled for
Committee Member
Added on
04 Oct 2018 11:43 am by pH
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 580,46

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96
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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1996 Twenty Something

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.58 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    He's really good, no question, but he does not encourage me to jump. The profile is pretty typical Ardbeg, all very round and well balanced. The long stand to elicit the bouquet but still any secrets, has not paid off, there were none. Instead, the life has led to a slight loss of alcohol, and of that he does not have so much. The second glass, warmed up and with only a short shriek, I liked much better because it was much more powerful. The price-performance ratio is however rather scary.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A bit green with a lot of peat in the first breath, caramel follows, the smoke quickly becomes phenolic, campfire in the cowshed. He calms down very fast. Over time, notes of licorice or anise as well as Zitronenzeste develop. Partly almost dusty with lots of herbs, but always sweet in the background. Heat completes him immensely, he now looks much sweeter, smoked Snickers. Add an idea moist rock and freshly tanned leather. In the second dram, I actually find a hint of mango.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very mild onset, initially rather watery, but then becomes increasingly oily. Sweet forward, full milk chocolate, back to white pepper develops and some herbs come up. Overall, but very tanninarm. The second glass, this time a bit warmer and without life, is already slightly oily at the beginning. The entrance also looks a bit stronger now.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Slowly and warmly, he goes into the long finish, it is initially very sweet and then dries off easily. He looks pretty cool. The slightly sweet ash is still a middle eternity on the tongue.

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nose, mouth and finish are consistent and complex
    good to drink
    • Nose
      after pouring without movement:
      a lot of vanilla in sweet smoke
      Barley and herbs in warm water
      soft ripe apricot meat in the background

      after a while with movement:
      mild goat cheese, spicy smoke, lots of vanilla, ripe fruit in the background, dried dusty meadow herbs, menthol (essential oils), waxy peel of citrus fruit, caramel
    • Taste
      cold start
      slowly your tongue warms up
      the dry, dusty herbs are quickly melting away on your tongue
      Your taste bud will be sweet with ripe fruit and vanilla
      Smoke develops in your mouth at first like fog
      on the second swallow, ethereal smoke fills your mouth
      leaves an ashy charcoal note sweetened with acacia honey
      Menthol with citrus peel
    • Finish
      long
      sweet charcoal ash
      Chocolate powder with citrus peel
      you have to fish the chocolate caramel with coating of dark chocolate from the ashes;)
      slight bitterness at the end

  3. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose has lime, subtle smoke, pears, and oak. Palate is soft and herbal, with rich honey and herbal notes. Great dram - very soft and elegant for an Ardbeg.

  4. Rydén scored this whisky 97 points Newbie

    Magnificent nose, mouth and finish. After adding a few drops of water the experience became even greater.
    One of the best whisky I've ever tried!
    • Nose
      95 95
      Smoke but not as much as you normally scent in an Ardbeg. Vanilla of course, It's been a while in the cask but you can scent a tone of sweet vanilla.
      You can scent leather, some dried herbs and even chocolate.
    • Taste
      98 98
      Oh my godness…
      So delicate!
      Soft smoke and ash together with hints of leather, vanilla and even som dried fruits, (I got the taste of plum in my mouth). .
      When swallowed the smoke builds up but never gets intense. Some grapefruite or lemon-peel (felt it on the sides of my toungue wich indicates some bitterness but at the same time I felt som acidity).
    • Finish
      98 98
      Really long and full finish of initially smoke-tones but after a little while turns more towards chocolate and citrus.
      Once again i taste the bitterness of, what I believe is, grapefruit.

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