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Overall rating
89.08/100
votes
76
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
55.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 May 2011 11:36 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 309,50

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76 × member ratings

90 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1998 DD

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.08 points

  1. tebond968 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Ardbeg 12y 1998/2011, 55.4%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams
    Very clean and minerally nose. Wet earth, lime, grass, plants ... peat of course, but also this is very clean, salty, sea air (iodine) and a bit of fruit (hard pears, gooseberries). Not really complex but pleasant. The taste is firm, mouth filling and with a smoky start. But then there is sweet (vanilla, licorice and marzipan), then herbs, citrus and also some salt. More complex on the taste than on the nose. With water the whole becomes sweeter and fruity, and actually better. Long finish on sweet peat smoke. Interesting bottling and certainly better than the classic Ardbeg 10y. 86/100 http://onversneden.com/2011/08/14/ardbeg-12y-1998-the-nectar-of-the-daily-drams/

  2. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    By Serge;

    Ardbeg 12 yo 1998/2011 (55.4%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams) Colour: straw. Nose: now we’re starting to talk. More presence, more complexity (although this is no complex whisky thus far), more fruitiness (pears) and a most enjoyable rootiness (gentian, celeriac). Some smoke of course but it’s no peat monster. With water: develops gently, with more putty, almonds, marzipan, apple peelings and soot/ashes. Mouth (neat): once again, we’re much higher – so to speak – than with the SMWS. Still a tad brutal but this is more complex, with kippers, liquorice, ginger, more smoked fish (salmon), marzipan, green tea, more liquorice… Very good, very good! With water: now it’s perfect! Not complex, not mindboggling, not really majestic but absolutely perfect. Finish: quite long and a tad rounder, which is always welcome in a finish (and seldom happens). Comments: I think Ardbeg starts to become really interesting at 12 years of age, unless it’s ridden with sweetish vanilla of course (sherry’s all right ;-)). SGP:447 - 89 points.

  3. squaadgras scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. AlexK100 scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. Furtia scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Lafroy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Nose is very fresh and citrusy filled with wet peat and salt. Nose is definitely closer to Laphroaig. On the second hand it is very smoky with hints of dried seaweeds, stone and seawater. Strong island notes and sourness.
    • Taste
      It starts with salt and charred wood, oak, nuts, spices and pepper. Additionally, notes of fire, peat, sweet red pepper grilled over the fireplace. Notes of citrus sweetness and lemon zest.
    • Finish
      Medium long filled with peat, salt, fire, smoke, pepper and oak.

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