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Overall rating
91.41/100
votes
38
Whiskybase ID
WB126518
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland - Director's Special
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
25 years old
Number of bottles
175
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Whisky Show Old & Rare, Glasgow 2019
Added on
22 Feb 2019 9:39 am by Bosi
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2005.00

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38 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 25-year-old ElD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.41 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Pretty convenient, no off notes, lots of vanilla, good peat and smoke
    • Nose
      90 90
      Vanilla, quinces, peat and smoke, bonfire, honeydew, peaches
    • Taste
      90 90
      Little punchy, oily, creamy, vanilla, peat and smoke, bonfire (again?), good sweetness
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, warm

  2. zerttbone did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Tasting notes by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange
    NOSE
    Brine and bonfires – farmyard straw smouldering on the beach. Cracked stone and rock pools lead to sweeter notes apples, pears and dried apricots. Sherbet lemons build, with more minerality and gentle minty notes behind.
    PALATE
    Fresh and zesty to start, with candied lemons quickly overrun by burning peat and straw. Liquorice root and cooling menthol are balanced against stewed apple and a touch of blackcurrant. Pepper notes build along with olive oil and brine.
    FINISH
    Liquorice, green grass and tingling spice face to leave coal ash and mint fondant.

  3. zerttbone did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Producer's notes
    NOSE
    A waft of pipe tobacco. As the smoke clears, an orchard comes into view with apricots and pears. Tarred rope and dusty wicker chairs surround a beach bonre. With water, lemon cake is served with a cup of sweet lapsang souchong tea.
    PALATE
    Burning oakwood chips. Grilled vegetables – capsicum and courgette – are sprinkled with sea salt and cracked black pepper. After a while,the spicy vegetal notes develop into liquorice and rich tannins.
    FINISH
    Once the ames on the grill have settled down, just the ashes remain. Sweetness returns with soft fruits and hazelnut.

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