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Ardbeg Lord Of The Isles

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
25 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L1 299 4ML 0020
Added on
05 Mar 2010 4:30 pm

Average value

€ 1553,47

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Lord Of The Isles

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.37 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Refined, high quality Ardbeg, in cask strength this would be knock out!
    • Nose
      91 91
      Floral and complex. Creamy peat, exotic fruits, gerbeaud, marzipan and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Peat, tropical fruits, spicy oak, herbals and candied orange peel.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, ashy, spicy.

  2. kimmosuo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The Whisky Show Old & Rare Glasgow 23 - 24 February 2019
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Liberezlatourbe scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    So, I do not know what to say to you. This is one of the few times the note takes a chip so I bet on this sample. Clearly disappointed, I was expecting a lot more. More precision, more length, more of everything! It's good but nothing more. It's like having a whisky with potential when you're supposed to have a mature whisky.
    • Nose
      Veil of farm peat, we feel the dilution. The first scents are quite light. I'll wait a bit ... The fruits are there but it's still a veil, yellow fruit or exotic fruit, difficult to determine. It opens with salt and candied lemon. The young pineapple presents itself, the perfumes clearly do not think of a whisky of a quarter century. It gains in precision as and when minutes. There is green apple. At the second nose, he becomes more baker with butter and dried fruits. This is not a precision model but the aromatic palette expands with more mineral or sandy notes. Especially the glass at rest.
    • Taste
      The texture is nice but here again the dilution is felt. We leave on the sails of everything ... There is a consistency with the nose but it is especially this impression of lightness that predominates. The mouth is sweet as is the mouth. Between the two, there are some notes of red fruits reminiscent of sherry but also salt and meaty notes, like bacon.
    • Finish
      Medium with a beautiful persistence on salt, the austere and mineral side and slightly fruity.

  4. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose : Smoke ... and that's all ... at first. Then some iodine and apple notes. Quite discreet.

    Mouth : Peat, smoke and seabreeze. Afterward some tropical fruits join the party.

    Finish : Looong, peat, smoke and fruits are lingering.

    I was a bit disappointed by the nose but the mouth definitely won me. It's not a complex whisky but it's excellently done and balanced.

  5. Allandale scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A good old,different Ardbeg with a  silky body.
    • Nose
      Sea air. Distant smoke. ??
    • Taste
      The Ardbeg fruitiness,usually lemony and fragrant,has become more assertive and complex with age. Here, there are flavours reminiscent of candied orange peel and, especially ,cherries. Lots of flavour development. Walnuts,almonds. Marzipan.Bittersweet.
    • Finish
      Long, haughty. Steely. Not as earthy as might have been hoped.

  6. cuhp scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It is nice, but not as complex as hoped. Tasted blindly.
    • Nose
      Fruity, peat, citrus. Quite simple, but it works.
    • Taste
      Again quite simple. The alcohol is nicely integrated. Leather and peat.
    • Finish
      Salty, liquorice, smoke and tar

  7. Claudio + Cats scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    One of the better Ardbeg. I still like it today. 92 Poäng. Hehe Description: also tastes like whisky, but with ashtray smell. On Neudeutsch: Weirdly this "Puang" gab, hehe. Can not Döitsch, talk Wiking this, is blatant. The Ardbeg better than other model. Nix almost no matter. Pulle is empty, has left.

  8. jankes scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. toklian did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge says:

    25 yo 'Lord of the Isles' (46%, OB, 2001)
    Yes, that's the one in the green coffin
    - by the way the new bottling for the
    Festival 2004 comes in a green coffin
    too... Tastes and colours... Anyway, imagine
    I never tasted this one before! Nose:
    very smoky but not especially ‘peaty’.
    Or let’s put it this way: only the
    ‘smoky’ component shine through.
    A little restrained. Lots of ripe apple.
    Heavy peat arises after a while, though,
    together with some grassy, farmy notes.
    Mouth: bold and rich with some tropical
    fruit and a load of peat and smoke. Very
    nice balance. This is pure Ardbeg, even
    if I think there are some (even) better
    versions around (OB Provenance, Douglas
    Laing OMC or Platinum etc.) The ‘LOTI’
    just lacks a little complexity in my opinion,
    but has a very, very long finish. 92
    points (Davin 92, Ho-cheng 91, Olivier

  10. whiskyroma scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    We noticed an impeccable balance of the distillate, with the addiction of that special ancient peat that could get poetic even a fruit juice, and it’s incredible how much that worths into a seventy years old Ardbeg Scotch.
    • Nose
      A fan of different smells like malt, cut straw, mud, groundy peat and in a second time sugared sweet fruits, candied fruits, peaches and strawberries. At the end pungent alcohol.
    • Taste
      Extraordinary palate: groundy peat, salty, sea breeze, sea food, malt, chestnuts, Hungarian salami. Then it goes to the sweetness of chestnuts honey, creamy egg ice-cream, caramel and vanilla.
    • Finish
       A good persistence, memories of malt, syrup against cough, sherry, cocoa and olives.


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