Ardbeg 2013

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Reserve
Calculated age
08 years old
2nd Fill Manzanilla Butt
Number of bottles
60.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
03 feb 2022 3:02 pm by Bbq-bert
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1059.98

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 2013

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.03 points

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Wow, what can I say, it's a young Islay whisky with exciting cask aging, actually my prey scheme, but unfortunately also noticeably young in all respects, for the asking price I don't recommend opening the bottle, there are much cheaper and better whiskies, also from Ardbeg. I have to say that I've tried the amazing Talisker 30 and the Ardbeg Alligator Committee before and of course it has a hard time against it, but it's asking for similar prices ;-)
    If I disregard the price, then for me this is a drinkable whisky that fits into my prey scheme, but ultimately ends up with 85 points due to the still noticeable youth and the rather monotonous flavor profile
    • Nose
      Dark chocolate, lemon and lots of smoke, that's the first thing that comes to mind, more dry than sweet, salt, mint, it's clear that this is by far the youngest whisky tonight, pepper, generally a noticeable spiciness, Cocoa, orange, now the more typical Ardbeg sweetness is slowly coming through, has a bit of a lumumba, malt, somehow the smoke is climbing, light coffee note, a classic manzanilla profile is becoming more and more evident in the nose, now also light floral, bread dough, lemon, coffee
    • Taste
      oily, intense, dark chocolate, sweet, creamy, ashy and spicy strong smoke, lime on the palate, good bang, pepper, you can feel the youth here too
    • Finish
      dark chocolate, tart, slightly metallic, creamy and rather dry, smoke lingers on the palate for a long time

  2. m4y4 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    WhiskyFun review (by Serge):

    Ardbeg 2013/2021 (60.9%, OB, 2nd fill manzanilla butt, cask #272, 671 bottles)
    Five stars

    I think this is for Germany (my note: not German exclusive, but exclusive to Ardbeg embassies). Remember a manzanilla is a fino matured in Sanlùcar. If you mature a fino elsewhere, it won't be a manzanilla. A manzanilla does not need to be have been harvested in or around Sanlùcar, the name's only related to the place where they mature the wine. Oh and I'd kill for a good bottle of manzanilla; as a matter of fact, I'll be there next week. Anyway…

    Colour: deep gold.

    Nose: bacon and smoked sausage again, as in the 'Arrrrrrrdbeg!' (that was not a name for grownup enthusiasts, was it). Active wood, roasted bananas, sandalwood perhaps, and really a lot of bacon. No manzanilla-y notes yet, but 60.9% is high. With water: heavy smoked grist, carbon, ink, old magazines, walnuts, mustard indeed, unpacking new electronics…

    Mouth (neat): high-power smoky and slightly mustardy arrival, then a drying and very ashy development, full of barbecued bacon… But it is too strong for me (S.!) With water: it's amazing that it would have become this manzanilla-y. Wonderfully salty, mustardy and walnutty, it's just that it doesn't swim too well, so please handle your pipette (or coffee spoon) like Karajan, not like Keith Moon.

    Finish: long, rather acidic, with a lot of citrus popping out, especially bitter oranges. We're well in Andalucía. Obvious oak spices in the aftertaste, the cask was rather active.

    Comments: we knew this was going to be rather superb.

    SGP:457 - 90 points.

  3. Palazzoianer scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    That's why I drink whisky. If you get the chance, you shouldn't miss out on trying it.


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