Ardbeg 08-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
For Discussion
Stated Age
08 years old
50.8 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L2411230 17/03/2021
Bottled for
The Ardbeg Committee
Added on
22 jun 2021 10:47 am by Tauti
Overall rating

Average value

€ 169.65

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 08-year-old

225 users have left 243 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.56 points.

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  1. Noface83 scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Intense and very good - the best Ardbeg in recent years and definitely much more mature, complex and better than the 5 series. Also a clear step up to the TEN. Would say on a level with the Ugi and Corry and therefore fairly priced. Fortunately, it will be readily available for a longer period of time so that you can drink it with friends and then simply buy more. The finish is especially great.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Intense and slightly biting smoke on the nose, nice sweetness (juice from canned fruit mixture), toffee and light honey notes, something sour (malt vinegar), lots of spice (pepper, anise and clove), a touch of onion juice, heavily charred oak. After a while, dried herbs are added and I imagine I have some Oloroso sherry as well
    • Taste
      86 86
      Intense - peppery hot, again the aniseed and a slight sweetness like lemon cake with a little too much acid, hay mixed with dried herbs (like guinea pig feed), extremely strong notes of warm, biting campfire smoke and coal.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The finish is heavy, first a fresh menthol note and chilli catch then it becomes incredibly dry with a little sherry sweetness and toffee. But the smoke and the wood hit pretty quickly. Tar and extremely burned out barrels are left behind for a very long time. Even the dryness remains and pulls the spokes out of all pores. Once you get used to the smoke, there is a slightly nutty-sweet Oloroso note. Even hay and yes fennel come back at the very end.

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