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Overall rating
85.75/100
votes
26
Whiskybase ID
WB1315
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Murray McDavid (MM)
Vintage
02.1991
Bottled
02.2000
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
MM 2999
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
618105700673
Added on
17 Jan 2008 7:08 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 232.42

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26 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1991 MM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.75 points

  1. qzek scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    long bitter, peaty
    • Nose
      leafs and peat
    • Taste
      wood, peat
    • Finish
      long bitter, peaty

  2. whiskyroma scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    C: Straw yellow.

    N: Putting the nose on the edge of the glass, then taking a very big breath… little doubt that asks us if is that really an Ardbeg…Once again we try, nose on the glass and taking a big breath and…the answer is that it could not be an Ardbeg, but it is. This time it has not the classic peat but something like a gentle mixture of ripe fruits almost rot. Leather notes. Then it slowly comes out with wet smells: soaking beaches, sandstone, and softs vegetable elements of wet grass, musk and fireplace off ash.

    P: An immediate vanilla sweet note first at all, consequence of the American oaks aging, then soft and sweet wood taste like rushes, and spicy element as white pepper at the very end. Giving the right time to oxygenate the dram you can appreciate the seaside elements: seafood , anchovies and smoked salmon.

    F: The final is protracted, smoked anchovies, citric flavoring for the seafood with a sprinkling of white pepper. Woody background and liquorice. An atypical Ardbeg like no others. This is not a peat of a 10 years whisky, a very soft one to the nose and to the mouth. Harmonious is the mixture, connected with an higher intensity of the seaside and woody components. Those components remains hidden to the nose and explosive at the mouth in the end.

    A good whisky that used to broke the Ardbeg’s home classical schemes, but not an exceptional one. It seems to be like a distillery Bruichladdinch tasted recently…
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Malt Hans scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Malty and smoky aroma, banana, wet hay, baby

    porridge, cardamom and pine wood. Vanilla sweet and smoky taste, juniper

    berries, pepper, ginger, malt and vanilla. Long, spicy and peaty end.

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