Ardbeg Kelpie

Overall rating
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

Average value

€ 489.08

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54 × member ratings

346 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Kelpie

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.08 points

  1. Astrid scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Cannot compete with the cask strength version, but still presents itself properly. You have to be able to accept the influences of the Russian oak, but I like it. For the full review, go here: https://halbendrinks.de/2022/02/06/ardbeg-feis-ile/
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. AvLaar scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Whisky Heaven! Lots of subtle flavors and lots of liquorice. Strong aroma, taste and finish. Delicious!

  3. birkzehn scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Rosencrantz scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      90 90
      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!
    • Taste
      89 89
      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?
    • Finish
      89 89
      The finish is long, very, of ash and algae, dried fish and caramel, pepper.


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