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Ardbeg Scorch

Overall rating
87.50/100
votes
14
Whiskybase ID
WB182619
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2021
Casktype
Heavily Charred ex-Bourbon Barrels
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
01 May 2021 6:55 am by thebonewolf
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 235.39

4 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

117 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Scorch

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.50 points

  1. Gregers scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Surprisingly good, although a bit on the sweet side. Maybe a dessert dram? Would go well with vanilla ice cream, I think.

    Review: https://youtu.be/5LRiFquYkVk
    • Nose
      80 80
      Definitely an Ardbeg, but a bit young. Peat smoke, band-aids, medicinal notes, green apples, black pepper, a bit of lanolin or wet socks, smoked vanilla, sweeter toffee notes. Just a fresh, sweet and smokey nose. Not bad, but also not through the roof.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Alcohol level is fine, almost unnoticeable. First thought is how did they make this so sweet? Almost syrupy, sticky sweet, molasses, brown sugar, but of course also some peat smoke and medicinal notes, and underneath it all those charred wood flavours come out. But really sugar coated. Not bad, not great. Second chew is much better, it's fuller and creamier on the palate, a bit of pepper, a hint of ginger, some chocolate milk, light vanilla and lemon oil. Quite enjoyable. Third chew brings out an even creamier texture, it's rich and full on the palate, still a lot of sweet notes, molasses, smoke is also fuller. Feels like a dessert whisky, and that's a first for me.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Light medicinal smoke, very light ginger, smoked vanilla, lemon oil, chocolate milk, whipped cream, molasses, black pepper. Smooth, but it fades out a bit quickly.

  2. thebonewolf scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Earthy. Green smoke.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Sweet smoke, like cake but not cloying. There’s no meatiness that I got, but it made me think of a barbecue sauce heavier with the brown sugar and not so much the vinegar being cooked over a grill using wood, not charcoal.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Light feel, into a pretty big smoky finish. Charred wood. Medium-long.

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