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Ardbeg 1999 SMWS 33.104

Overall rating
88.47/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
An Algerian cafe
Vintage
31.08.1999
Bottled
02.2011
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Sherry Butt
Casknumber
33.104
Number of bottles
538
Strength
55.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 Jun 2011 8:28 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 135,00

36 × member ratings

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Expert Junior SHUDANLIU
95
Expert Senior bahaa
91
Expert Senior Zinni
91
Expert Senior Mannix65
91
Expert Junior PierreDH
90
Expert Senior reSeth11
90
Expert Senior Jean-Brice
90
Expert Senior tomy63
90
Connoisseur HasseltWhiskyhead
90
Connoisseur magic_slim
90
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90
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89
Expert Senior Lyric
89
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89
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89
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89
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89
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89
Expert Senior Lafroy
89
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89
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89
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
Expert Senior Black Widow
88
Expert Senior checkpointuk
88
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87
Expert Senior Roman
87
Expert Senior Kontor
86
Expert Senior nulty
86
Connoisseur Fernet Branco
85
Member Junior trout217
84
Expert Senior m884
84
Member Senior niko
83

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Average 4 x 25 rates

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1
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1
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Tastingtags

9 Notes

Fernet Branco
Connoisseur Fernet Branco Review note
01 Feb 2018 9:05 pm
Fernet Branco gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.5
Nose
82
Initial taste
84
Body
85
Finish
89
Price
85
Presentation
80
Mannix65
Expert Senior Mannix65 Review note
04 Jan 2017 11:14 pm
Mannix65 gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.5
Nose
91
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
87
Presentation
90
John Barleycorn
Connoisseur John Barleycorn Note
20 Jan 2016 9:17 pm

SMWS Tasting Notes

Colour: Toffee gold

The rich combination of aromas seemed to evoke an Algerian café – tobacco, coffee, vanilla, liquorice, almonds, wood smoke, sultanas and figs. In the mouth, the smoke seemed to loom larger, with salty almonds, tar, raisins, cocoa and honey behind it. The reduced nose had chocolate, citrus and spicy BBQ smoke, with something gamey, like hunting pheasants or wild boar on the forest floor. The reduced palate was lighter and fresher, but with the delicious sweetness of toffee and honey, intense tar, smoke and spice (ginger cake, five-spice taste powder) to liven it up. The distillery draws water from Loch Uigeadail.

m884
Expert Senior m884 Tasting note
06 Jan 2015 7:25 pm
m884 gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Peat, smoke, a bit sherry, smoked bacon, cinnamon, minty and fresh in the background, chlorine like in a swimming pool

Taste

Peat, a bit smoke, peat sweetness, a bit vanilla and creamy

Finish

Vanilla, peat sweetness, sweet herbal tea with a bit licorice, more peaty than smokey, a bit oak at the very end

Comments

Quite tame compared to the 109. The mint/chlorine mix on the nose is interesting but not for everyone. Still quite complex and enjoyable.

Mannix65
Expert Senior Mannix65 Tasting note
29 Oct 2014 9:11 pm
Mannix65 gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Dominanter Rauch, schwarzgeräucherter Schinken, Lagerfeuer, Minze, erloschenes Streichholz, Chlor, Silvesterböller, Sherry

Taste

Rauch, Sherry, Rosinen, Datteln, Espresso

Finish

Sehr lang

Comments

Klassischer wuchtiger Ardbeg

schansche
Expert Senior schansche Review note
16 Jan 2014 1:53 pm
schansche gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.3
Nose
87
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
87
Price
95
Presentation
90
Jean-Brice
Expert Senior Jean-Brice Tasting note
28 Oct 2013 12:44 am
Jean-Brice gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

tiramisu café tourbe cacao amer ambiance maritime

Taste

légèrement salée tourbée fumée

Finish

longue

Comments

très bon

Signature Picture
PierreDH
Expert Junior PierreDH Note
27 Jun 2012 8:24 pm
PierreDH gave this whisky 90 points

A real treat malt. Dried fruits, moka, sweet coffee, vanilla, toffee, tobacco box and some citrus. Gourmand

Lafroy
Expert Senior Lafroy Review note
09 Mar 2012 7:24 pm
Lafroy gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.8
Nose
91
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
87
Presentation
89

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