Ardbeg 1998

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2011
Stated Age
13 years old
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
55.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L11 116 8ML
Added on
26 may 2011 9:28 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1423.13

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143 × member ratings

242 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 1998

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.38 points.

  1. Roman scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    You can tell his age, but still it is a nice whisky, very drinkable, tolerates water but is very tasty, the sherry fits really well
    • Nose
      nice fruity, nice fat peat, malty
    • Taste
      strong onset, as you can tell the young age, beautiful strong paired with peat hammer, very beautiful harmony, a little sharp, towards the end s
    • Finish
      long, pleasant and warm

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  3. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      malty sweetness, sherry note, lusciously spicy with walnut.
    • Taste
      Peat, bog, smoke, strong with sherry. Then intense, spicy, citrus fruits, nutty. Lots of smoke.
    • Finish
      long, heavy with burnt rubber, bacon, tobacco, leather, salt. Maritime, peat and malt.

  4. Gargantua scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    Balanced citrus fruit and campfire.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      94 94

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    Very good expression, very special
    • Nose
      91 91
      Toffee, cooked fruits, chococlate, sherry, wet tobacco, little nutty, fine peat and smoke, little mossy - very good
    • Taste
      91 91
      Very punchy, oily, liquorice, more chocolate, peat and smoke, cigar tobacco, little herbal, spices, brown sugar, more sherry, hints of leather - great
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, warm, spicy

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Chocolate coffee orange smokes bacon, a very dark sherried ardbeg, really enjoyable

  7. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. thedocter scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    Tasted this over a year ago on Islay with my brother in law and it was amazing. Very much appreciated the nose, nice round taste and it stay's in the mouth long and enjoyable.

    So after that i searched for a bottle and got mine last April for a reasonable price. It's difficult to rate the price on bottles like this, but I think it's worth it for such an enjoyable dram.
    Ardbeg did a nice job on the bottle and the nice dark label but furthermore a not so exciting presentation.

    I opened the bottle last Sunday to share it with some very good friends and it still tastes like I remembered.
    This is one for the special moments!
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  9. Neptune did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 575 € at Whiskyauction in Nov. 2015

  10. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 825 € at Whiskyauction in Aug. 2015

  11. joep scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

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

  12. tebond968 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Ardbeg 13y 1998, 55.1%, OB for Feis Ile 2011, Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, 1200 bottles
    Tasty, round and sweet nose on candied fruit, orangettes, pear and apple syrup, dried figs and chocolate. All that interlaced with peat and salty aromas. Tobacco too, and coffee. Very nice to smell. Smooth, syrupy mouthfeel, the whisky really sticks to your palate and tongue. Syrup, all kinds of berries (blackberries, red and black berries), raisins, dried plums, then some salt and then the smoke that slowly sets up. A little rubber. Oak. A bit bitter, but the bitter-sweet balance is a lot better with adding water. Long, slightly drying aftertaste on the sherry tones of the taste and peat. Thick, slender Ardbeg who can use a little water. Best a unique profile. 88/100

  13. Rossi99 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    nice and clean PX sherry cask!
    creamy coffee influence.
    yummy! pretty beautiful

  14. ASWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    tasty full-bodied whisky. Associations like: Moor, fog, cold winter day, smoky peat fire at the harbor., I have touched the sky
    • Nose
      malty sweetness, Sherrynote, smells of luscious enjoyment, spicy, nut
    • Taste
      Peat + smoke, sherry, strong + intense, spicy, citrus, nut, smoke on the palate, dull + warm in the mouth
    • Finish
      long, initially heavy: burned gum + bacon, tobacco + leather, salt, lighter and maritime, peat and malt, exciting finish in which the whisky once again develops properly

  15. Alex did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This bottling for Feis Ile 2011 is a vatting of 2 Pedro Ximinez sherry casks


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