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 4:32 pm

Average value

€ 1577.53

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Lord Of The Isles

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.27 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. Raremalt61 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Sweet, lots of ripe fruits, especially apples. some smoke

  3. penumbra scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Ardbeg was distilled thirty or forty years ago, peat can't hide its delicate flavor.
    • Nose
      Peat, earth, black truffle, algae, soapy water, cloves.
    • Taste
      Slightly spicy, peat, flavor, milk flakes, plastic blocks, lipids, sweet, pepper, badan wood.
    • Finish
      Long, nutty, white oak, wheaty, sweet.

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very smooth ardbeg with marzipan and vanilla quite enjoyable

  5. 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

  6. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A very beautiful, polished, harmonious old Ardbeg. Complex, classic aromas, very tasty. First-class nose. Not for power fanatics who are looking for brute punch.

    Significantly better than the LotI L5.
    • Nose
      92 92
      From the beginning much more present and expressive than the LotI L5.
      Fresh and clear. Coniferous forest, moss, peat, clearly maritime, salty lemons, crumbly apples, in the background lurken medical bandages and fine smoke. Fine vanilla, some camphor and mint and a small hint of flowery. Complex and dense.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Begins round and quite fruity, then salty-spicy notes and plenty of peat added. Fine smoke. Elegant and polished, harmonious. Fudge, pickaxe, again medical bandages and salt citrons, a little 'farm'.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Very good length. Salty, maritime, peach and lemon, fine smoke, peat. Very harmonious.

  7. 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.

  8. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      Smoke ... and that's all ... at first. Then some iodine and apple notes. Quite discreet.
    • Taste
      Peat, smoke and seabreeze. Afterward some tropical fruits join the party.
    • Finish
      Looong, peat, smoke and fruits are lingering.

  9. 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.

  10. 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


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