Ardbeg Arrrrrrrdbeg! - Committee Release

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Ardbeg Committee
Ex-Rye cask
51.8 % Vol.
700 ml
French label without bottle
Bottle code
L2396080 05/08/2020
Bottled for
Members of the Ardbeg Committee
Added on
22 Jan 2021 10:36 am by Coldorak
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 383.19

101 × in wishlist

229 × member ratings

1962 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Arrrrrrrdbeg! - Committee Release

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.63 points

  1. thebase did not rate this whisky Super Administrator

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  2. Noface83 scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    Not a bad whisky but nothing special - a shame that this should be the goodbye for Mickey. 150 EUR is too much and all those who pay more are idiots. A sample was more than enough for me - I won't buy this botte.

  3. lovernanako scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior


  4. NectarSong scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    What a fun!shame!

  5. edward122765 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Initially it smells of smoky roasted banana and western pear, and the nose feels a faint scent of rye bread. The sweet smell of vanilla toffee and star anise passing by.
    The scent of orange and lemon brings out a charming and refreshing sense of pleasure.

    The clear taste rises in the middle of the tongue, with banana, orange, and kiwi fruit. The same also transforms into star anise, smoky, toffee and distant fruit sour rye.

    The long aftertaste lingers, confirming that Ardbeg is left in the mouth as usual, with a faint smoky taste.

  6. Griller76 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    The best thing about Ardbeg Arrrrrrrgh is its nose. You can really smell wonderful natural pineapple, but at the same time a clear ester note as an accessory. The alcohol lingers in the nose.
    Palate: Strong, sharp burning. Short smoky notes and sweetness flash, only to ebb away all too quickly into nothing.
    Finish: Slightly sweet and extremely mild smoky note and then it's over. Really very disappointing!
    Personally, I have the feeling that Ardbeg now almost exclusively pushes whiskys without character out of the barrel in quick succession. Clearly more hype than substance!

  7. DrunkDude scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very drinkable and commercial dram. Have a good balance on sweet-sour, have a detrimental lack in the body, the Finish is long but a little bit too oaky.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Oily and meaty off the nose, then some blue cheese, burnt ashes. There's some ginseng mixed with pharmacy, burnt lemon peel, some farmy notes like goaty taste. It reminds me of the old Clynelish with no tropical fruitiness. In terms of aging, the nose is fully developed with the wood, but not magnificent at all.
    • Taste
      87 87
      medium smoke, sweet roasted bananas, a little bit of lemon juice, burnt taco (made from corn!), big black pepper! some honey notes, the body is between medium and weak. Despite the lack of depth, the palate is fully developed with oak, and a good job cooperating the abv with the flavor strength.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Very oaky, sugarcane juice, Chinese herbs, long, and comfortable. But a little bit too oaky.

  8. daverdaz did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Yesterday for the fourth time in the glass. meanwhile the whisky has breathed properly, which is very important with this malt !!!

    This time as the last dram of the evening after we had a tasting with old Talisker whiskys.

    The smoke was barely noticeable after I smacked the Talisker so extensively directly before. In return it is very sweet and at the same time also has a eucalyptus aroma. Also in terms of taste it convinced again with its extreme sweetness and blindly I would actually have believed it 18-20 years old, because it made a very balanced impression.

    I didn't expect anything from this bottling because it comes off really badly in some notes. To be honest, I was expecting a terrible whisky!

    Exactly the opposite is the case here! Once again, I had a lot of fun tasting this whisky and am already looking forward to trying it again.

    If you like Ardbeg and have no problem with Rye, you will get your money's worth here!

  9. Othorion scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      oily, smoked bacon, smoke, banana bread, limes, floor wax, pear juice, vanilla, canned pineapple, a little camphor
    • Taste
      86 86
      black pepper, candied ginger, honey, well integrated smoke, banana, vanilla and lime zest,
    • Finish
      84 84
      warming, ash, smoke, brown sugar, black pepper, medium

  10. Foudos scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior


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