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Ardbeg 1998 Almost There

Overall rating
86.43/100
votes
368
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
3rd Release
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
09 years old
Strength
54.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L7 058
Barcode
5010494241280
Added on
02 Jun 2007 1:11 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 268.23

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1998 Almost There

41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.43 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Almost There, the finish is the best
    Here, too, I am very pleasantly surprised

    mmh, I like them indeed
    • Nose
      Citrus notes, clove, smoke, stagnation and sea, salty air, damp peat, stale tobacco smoke, wild heather honey
    • Taste
      smoky bitter chocolate, moist peat, intense citrus, with acidity and sweetness, warming smoke smokes in the mouth and mixes with caramel sweetness
    • Finish
      long and somewhat surprising at the end
      Peat smoke with typical Ardbeg sweetness ... very tasty
      At the end suddenly burnt rubber comes to it
      a feeling like scorched earth ... with caramel sweetness
      really great! And again and again smoke ...

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very fine smoky malt with a great peat note. Slightly fruity, sharp with campfire romance on the finish. A great and interesting whisky!
    • Nose
      Blind tasting: Pale, but somehow powerful gold. Again the streaks run back slowly and oily after swinging into the glass. A subtle smoky aroma rises from the glass, a wonderful peat note comes out. The alcohol begins to biter and tingle immediately in the nose. The nose is slightly sprittig with a slight adhesive touch. Some sweetness and a hint of fruit fight through the fine smoky note.
    • Taste
      A short fruity and sweet onset, then the smoke and peat hits. Immediately it bizzles and tingles in the entire mouth area. A cool and fresh aroma is created. After adding a good shot of water, a fruity peat note is created. Slight heat and pepper heat the palate. Floral aromas mingle with the sharpening smoke and peat.
    • Finish
      Again smoke and peat dominate the finish. The sharpness increases, but does not seem unpleasant and disturbing. An aroma develops after a campfire and ashes that are only slightly smoldering.

  3. mr.p9 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. miz scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Citrus, butter, subtle smoke, green apple, some honey
    • Taste
      Dry, spicy towards pepper, dull oak, some licorice
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, full bodied, notes of gum / tartan sports ground in autumn

  5. Adamos scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    for the first time I could sense some bannana hints in the background of finish
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      99 99

  6. Adamos scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    very well done whisky
    • Nose
      sweet peat, butter cake, 
    • Taste
      sweet delicate peat, bisquits, butter cake, 
    • Finish
      all like above plus some bannas shows up in the finish, cookies, 

  7. ricallende scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Initially quite cerealy on the nose, sweet, with vanilla and lemon yet significantly phenolic. Peat develops with exposure to air, and there is a more profound ‘roasted’ note than in the Still Young.
    • Taste
      Very sweet and smoothly intense on the palate, where lemon can again be detected, followed by spices and pepper.
    • Finish
      The finish is smooth, long and peaty, but with a peppery prickle.

  8. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat and little smoke. Fruity, sour apple.
    • Taste
      Peat. Pepper. Salmiak. Licorice. Mouth full.
    • Finish
      Long. A lot of peat and smoke.

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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