Ardbeg 2001 ElD

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Adventures in Flavour - Phenolic Phantom
Stated Age
20 years old
51.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Show London 2021
Added on
04 oct 2021 11:00 pm by sariyiannis
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 526.00

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22 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 2001 ElD

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.84 points.

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N: Relaxed yet crisp, sweet > sweaty meaty salty hammy vegetal/leathery/plastic-y < (long time-banned) domestic weed killer, Bovril, [tawny] port,… Quite the nose!

    T: Oily greasy > Creasote, a splash of peach juice, sour lemon > sweet vegetal, salty – very salty!

    F: Salty/malty, vegetal, pine needles [without eucalyptus], diesel, oysters,.. all with an underlying ex-bourbon/barley legacy faithfulness.

    C: ‘Classic’ Ardbeg which, according to those that tried it at the Whisky Show in 2021, has benefitted from opening up, though the price tag of £399 remains difficult to swallow.

  2. Gaija scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    89-90. Agreeing with Dram Dracula, this is good young Modern Ardbeg 101, better than some other examples we previously had. Swims like a champ and displays an uncompromising profile of wasabi, beach sand, brine and ashes. Tremendous length, needless to say. Still not very complex in my view though.

  3. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Some rough edges initially.. some very alcohol phenolic fumes. Very typical modern Ardbeg. Likely refill sherry. Lime, peat, crushed stones.

  4. MD76 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Last in the Adventures in Flavour range, but far from least, we have something rather special from Islay – a refill-bourbon cask of Ardbeg. Filled in 2001 and bottled this year, it’s a classic Kildalton dram and a cracking Ardbeg. Bottled at 51.4% and priced at £450.

    Nose: Sea spray and oily smoke. Darker notes of tarry ropes are balanced by singed citrus and buttery lemon shortbread. Orchard fruit – sharp apples and sweet apple purée – are dusted with icing sugar. Mulchy grass and fallen leaves roll in around the edges.

    Palate: Sweet and smoky, with apple-and-cinnamon syrup poured over warm croissants, all topped with baked apples and pears. Mintiness builds through the middle followed by green leaves and driftwood. Seaside smokiness and salty sea air surrounds everything.

    Finish: Singed oak, sweet apple and soft spice fade to leave barbecued fruit.

  5. Izzino scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    citrus, fresh, smoky


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