Ardbeg Ardcore

Overall rating
85.76/100
votes
31
Whiskybase ID
WB211330
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
25/26.01.2022
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L2436995
Barcode
5010494975307
Added on
25 may 2022 10:06 am by Ardbeg1
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 187.55

4 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

259 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg Ardcore

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.76 points.

  1. Sir MaHei scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. KlausBlaueDer scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93

  3. VEF206 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. LordBellamy scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    with water: ui, please leave out the water, with more than three drops it breaks down in terms of aroma

    Conclusion: What were you thinking here? That was pretty much the worst Ardbeg in a long time and is not worthy of an Ardbegday bottling. I had it in the glass yesterday and did a cross-tasting with the Scorch, Groves and the Perpetuum. The Perpetuum in particular had disappointed me the most up to that point, but even that is a lot better than the Ardcore. Sorry, Ardbeg, I'm a real fanboy of this distillery, the marketing is good, the local people are world-class and the bottlings from 1974 are second to none. But with this bottling you definitely didn't make yourself and the fans around the world happy. punk rock? Yes, maybe when the neighbor's six-year-old daughter picks up her father's guitar for the first time - unfortunately nothing more
    • Nose
      81 81
      oh ha, it looks very young at first, the peat doesn't seem so typical of Ardbeg, it's more in the direction of Caol Ila with charcoal, also mineral and a bit salty, something "green" shimmers through, and only slightly lemony, the sweetness goes towards icing, plus a touch of fresh coffee grounds and a little star anise
    • Taste
      79 79
      There's more Ardbeg involved here, sweet, ashy smoke with citrus punch, plus peppery, the coffee grounds and aniseed note from the nose are more pronounced here
    • Finish
      80 80
      rather short, surprisingly short, ash, coal dust, subtle sugar sweetness, some salt, only faintly dry oak

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