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Ardbeg 17-year-old

Overall rating
87.07/100
votes
46
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
23 Oct 2011 12:57 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 604.07

11 × in wishlist

46 × member ratings

97 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 17-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.07 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [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.

  2. Przemyslaw Kopanczyk scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    http://www.worldwhiskybase.com/a/49-ardbeg/123-ardbeg-17-year-old-1999-43.html
    • 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.

  3. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 88 points Super Administrator

    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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