Ardbeg Blaaack

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Committee 20th Anniversary LIMITED EDITION
Pinot Noir from New Zealand
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L2386758 04/02/2020
Bottled for
Ardbeg Day
Added on
08 Aug 2020 9:32 am by Dirk

Average value

€ 190.00

18 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

425 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Blaaack

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.94 points

  1. Frank79 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Ardbeg with a Pinot Noir wine finish. Yes...it tastes as good as it sounds.
    • Nose
      85 85
      smoke, oak, fruit, medicinal notes
    • Taste
      88 88
      sweet and a bit dry. smoke, dark fruits, oak, some saltiness.
      overall full bodied and complex.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long smoky finish.

  2. Kwokjoe scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    It provides a remarkable sense of smell and delicious taste, accompanied by enough Ardbeg expectation for me to drink, with enough strength and attraction. It's extraordinary. It's different. Ardbeg

  3. Gregers scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nice nose, but the texture is extremely woolly and odd.

    Review: https://youtu.be/lG9l49Gzdtc
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very fruity, ripe pears and apples, strong medicinal notes, camphor, a bit of ashes, campfire, smoked vanilla, good does of brine, light lemon oils. Nothing winey here, fortunately.
    • Taste
      75 75
      Really woolly! Very surprising. Closed up, soft texture, must be those sheep on the box. I've never tasted anything like this. After coming out of the worst wool, there's some sharp tannins and very vague wine notes showing up along with light medicinal notes and brine. Second chew brings a little more smoke, light ginger, liquorice root, black pepper, very light chili pepper, light cane sugar sweetness, but the wool is still coating everything. Third chew is thicker, oilier, almost like jelly on the tongue now, some toffee and ripe banana notes, and finally the wool has worn off a bit. Not what I hoped for in this whisky.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Brine, lemon oils, camphor, smoke, ginger, light chili pepper, black pepper, grape skins, very light ripe banana.

  4. VanOpek scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      opens fruity, sweet, heather honey, cherry, soot or burnt toast, oud wood and vanilla, complex and rich
    • Taste
      87 87
      sweet and oily, notes of peat smoke, dried fruit, slightly peppery, hints of oak, moss, malt, burnt toast, dark chocolate, yeast and coffee, complex and rounded
    • Finish
      87 87
      notes of coffee or oak, hemp rope, , iodine, chalk, smoke and soot / burnt toast, warm, long and well-balanced, simple


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