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Ardbeg 17-year-old

Overall rating 30 votes 87.04
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
23 Oct 2011 12:36 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 200,00

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 25
Taste 20
Finish 20
Balance 20

Tastingtags

3 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
18 Apr 2017 12:34 am
hs305 gave this whisky 87 points

[November, 2000]  I had this dram during an Ardbeg rarities tasting at Kyrburg. 

In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 87,5.  My notes state a rich and peaty profile with some sherry flavours.  There is almost no finish at all.  With water it gets more gentle and the finish is a little longer (but still rather short).

This dram was distilled in 1980/81 and bottled in 1998.

There is no accounting for taste...
Przemyslaw Kopanczyk
Expert Senior Przemyslaw Kopanczyk Tasting note
06 Feb 2016 9:12 am
Przemyslaw Kopanczyk gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Ardbeg 17 Year Old (1999) (43%)
8,5 Delikatnie dymna z nutą cynamonu, masła orzechowego oraz koszonej trawy z odrobiną kobiecych perfum .

Taste

8,6 Lekko dymna z nutą pomarańczy, zielonego jabłka, soli morskiej oraz gorzkiej herbaty.

Finish

8,5 Średniej długości, lekko pikantny oraz dymny z nutą soli morskiej oraz białej czekolady.

Ras Mazunga
Super Administrator Ras Mazunga Note
21 Jan 2012 3:35 am
Ras Mazunga gave this whisky 88 points

This whisky definiently needs a drop of water and more than a few minutes imho. Starting with the smell of white bread, later peatier and more and more complex. 

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