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Overall rating
90.31/100
votes
44
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Exchange (TWEx)
Bottling serie
The 10th Anniversary Series
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
18 years old
Number of bottles
225
Strength
55.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L18/8880
Barcode
2000000049267
Bottled for
Whisky Show 10th Anniversary
Added on
14 Oct 2018 11:27 am
UncoloredChillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 524.92

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44 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 18-year-old TWEx

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.31 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/10/28/sunday-night-smokers/

    I didn’t really want to start smoking so early, but sometimes you have to catch them when you can.

    C: Excellent whisky, though arguably no better than the brilliant standard 10. Price-wise however, you’re looking at 10 times the cost.

    Scores a B+

  2. thebonewolf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I wish I knew what this cask was, it produced a very good whisky. It feels like it’s not just ex-Bourbon due to the fruit, but it could really be any kind of finish. I don’t think it has a strong enough influence to have spent it’s whole life in a wine/Sherry cask even though Ardbeg rarely does finishes. Depending on when the cask was bought, it could have been managed differently than the distillery does. This dram feels like a meal.
    • Nose
      Smoke and fruit. Astringent. Vaguely sweet.
    • Taste
      Intensely smoky, savory flavor, heat.
    • Finish
      Malt, pepper, peat. Medium-long, but residually long.

  3. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    On the nose, tropical fruits and peat are the most present. With water, vanilla, iodine and medicinal notes come out. Dried fruits and raisins are also ever-present.

    On the palate, dirty sherry with rounded peat smoke. After water, notes of coconut and mango are emphasized. Iodine and medicinal quality are also brought, making the experience quite similar to Laphroaig 10 CS (difference being that the sherry influence in this is stronger). By giving this dram a while to breath, the smoke becomes more rounded and gentle.

    The finish is long, dry with vanilla extract and medicinal notes.

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