- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Ardbeg Distillery Limited
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L67043 17000989
- Added on
- 23 Apr 2019 8:56 am by maximos.katsenis
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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Kelpie
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.27 points
- Whisky Heaven! Lots of subtle flavors and lots of liquorice. Strong aroma, taste and finish. Delicious!
- The finish is long, very, of ash and algae, dried fish and caramel, pepper.
I have to sya that they the name they chose is just perfect. It is not a balanced but certainly complex whisky, enthralling and fun, with moments of sincere bewilderment.
An experiential drink, like not many others can give you.
Marine is marine, no doubt about it, and in this the kelpie could well represent it. Indeed, considering how deep and thick is the smell, the desire to be dragged into the glass like the Scottish demon does to its victims is well on spot. Cloves, very intense, are propped up on a blanket of acrid and brackish smoke, smoked herring and tar, from which you can discern an apple pie with cream that resists strenuously to this assault, like a victim of the lake demon. Ardbeg do not break even with the wood of the Dead Sea!
The peat ocean soup ignites and burns in the mouth, with the smoke here more meaty that thins out leaving more space for the sweet soul of the whisky, caramelized and sugary with a delicate supply of apple. Pepper olives stuffed with licorice, medicinal touch in the background. A contrast that confuses and even stuns, layered and unusual: Ardbeg less Ardbeg than usual but very Ardbeg. Clear, isn't it?
The finish is long, very, of ash and algae, dried fish and caramel, pepper.