Ardbeg 2007 SMWS 33.138

Overall rating
89.84/100
votes
72
Whiskybase ID
WB142502
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
A thigh-slapping dram
Vintage
24.05.2007
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
33.138
Number of bottles
615
Strength
60.9 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Added on
11 nov 2019 8:40 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 483.68

18 × in wishlist

72 × member ratings

98 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 2007 SMWS 33.138

16 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.84 points.

  1. Petitcham scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The character of the moderately dark Sherry and ardbeg is balanced, dark body, nuts, good acidity

  2. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The nose is powerful, ample, I would rather say a little slap on the cheek, but without excess, it remains pleasant. The Sherry is intense, with cranberries, currants, blueberries, married to an oily peat, plastic, gravel, nails. Thick smoke. We never tire. Mouth immediately very spicy, cumin, paprika, nutmeg, prunes, raisins, varnished wood. Abundant red fruits, raspberries, pomegranate, blackberries. A little soot around the armholes, we're near a good fire. Final atomic, woody, encaustic, charcoal, telluric tremors, shade of apricot.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2022/07/smws-2007-33138-thigh-slapping-dram-12.html
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      90 90
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      91 91

  3. StephanB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
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      89 89

  4. Patrick93 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
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      90 90
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      91 91

  5. Expraesi scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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      92 92
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      91 91
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      92 92

  6. chrizthewiz scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Campfire smoke, whiffs of maritime peat, barbeque sauce, intensely greasy and meaty, smoked blackforrest ham, roast pecans, maple syrup, some spicy vanilla notes (american oak?), mint julep, vapo rub, dried orange peel, some rancio, an old dried up humidor. Its an almost perfect sherried Ardbeg nose. The balance between cask and spirit is brilliant. The high ABV is barely noticable.

    Taste:
    Bold arrival on tar, peat, anise seed, crushed black pepper, sea salt, ginger powder, dark chocolate and mint. Its a little too pungent and alcoholdriven for my tastebuds tonight, so I add a generous dash of water to bring it down to around 50%. The nose gets meatier and the sherry goes upfront, with blood oranges, cloves and cinnamon. Once diluted, the taste is more balanced: Salty peat, soy sauce, seaweed, barbequed pork, dark chocolate, old leather, tar, throat lozenges, mint candy, kids cough medicine and menthol cigarette smoke. Best Ardbeg I had in a long while. /91

  7. fortune750121 scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

    • Nose
      91 91
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      93 93
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      92 92

  8. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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      88 88
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      89 89
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      87 87

  9. MasterMork scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
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      91 91

  10. FernetBranco scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Notes von der SMWS Website: https://de.smws.com/a-thigh-slapping-dram

    Ausgabepreis am 16.12.2019: 150,00 GBP

    "Nose - brandy snaps, cafe noir biscuits, dark toffee, Oddfellow sweets, liquorice, treacle, molasses and crispy mackerel skin grilled over peat. Palate - visceral sweet smoke, burnt twigs, raisins, dark chocolate and Lapsang Souchong - a mouth-filling, lip-smacking, cockle-warming, thigh-slapping dram. The nose turns sweeter with water - maple syrup and brown sugar - but there's a coal-fire in a wood-panelled room or a bucket and spade on the beach by a tarry driftwood bonfire. Now the palate balances maple candies, treacle toffee and sugar-coated fennel seeds with pipe dottles, medicinal notes and tying leather thongs with your teeth - you can provide the back story! "
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      89 89
      The whisky is already striking due to its extremely intense coloring. I would like to call it "rehaugen-braun". ;-) I didn't even know this distillery.
      The nose is no less impressive. What the optics indicate can also be found in the "olfactory".
    • Taste
      92 92
      The most exciting thing for me: the taste. What is going on is really great. Sweet, bitter, salty, smoky ... trallalla - or: "Holger the tooth fairy"!
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      90 90
      Very long ... and beautiful!

  11. Fight65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
      IT: 88
      B: 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  12. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
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      91 91
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      89 89

  13. Cast Olila scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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      91 91
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      90 90

  14. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
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      88 88
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      88 88

  15. theograph scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Burnt gum, licorice, juicy plums and dark tobacco. Fish, salt and lemon. Dried herbs. A really intense pleasure, really thick soup!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
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      89 89

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