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Ardbeg 2000

Overall rating
91.67/100
votes
3
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
10.01.2000
Bottled
27.03.2020
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
First fill bourbon
Casknumber
2
Number of bottles
221
Strength
48.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Oldies & Goldies and Geert Béro
Added on
06 Jul 2020 11:24 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1399.00

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 2000

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.67 points

  1. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A decently aged Ardbeg.
    • Nose
      Decently matured, warm and medicinal peat, iodine, pine needles, lemons, quite spicey, maybe some curry powder.
    • Taste
      Very coastal and smooth, banana cream, a touch of tropical fruits, shoe polish and new leather, crushed lime, very balanced, great acidity, mouthwatering. Some camphor to close it down.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, fennel seeds, farmy peat smoke, turmeric powder。

  2. zoanaan did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    July 6, 2020 Serge Valentin has rated it for 92 points. His review below.

    Ardbeg 2000/2020 (48.2%, OB, for Oldies & Goldies, Geert Bero’s cask, 1st fill bourbon barrel, cask #2, 221 bottles) Five stars.

    Oldies & Goldies is our dear friend Geert Bero’s new venture into the extremely honourable business of selling old bottles while avoiding fakes, which sits somewhere between tightrope walking and breeding toad-eating tarantulas. So, I’m sure he’ll succeed! Colour: straw. Nose: remember these are the first vintages after the reopening of the distillery by Glenmo (1997 if I remember well). What’s really striking here is the beautiful austerity, the oils and waxes that abound right away, and the way it keeps getting louder over the minutes. It is really very waxy, say on plasticine, with whiffs of seashells on a beach, clams, almond oil, and just above everything, some very Ardbeggian fresh putty. Mouth: it’s pretty delicate for a start, balmy, with herbal pastes and essential oils (lemon peel, eucalyptus), pretty salty, more elegant than vituperative, unfolding on oysters, and I mean that it really tastes of oysters, then on some funny kind of salted chartreuse – which works a treat, quite bizarrely. Some elements are clearly reminiscent of the gentler 1977-1979 vintages. Flaxseed oil. Finish: rather long but still very elegant, with this putty/salted almonds combo and many sweeter aromatic herbs and plants. Wormwood, verbena, lemongrass, starflower... Plasticine is back in the aftertaste, which will please our inner children. Comments: a lovely elegance here. More than 91, perhaps not totally 92… oh well, that’s what is called nitpicking in French. No need for that.

    SGP:466 - 92 points.

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