- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 17 years old
- Bourbon Barrel
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 700 ml
- Added on
- 19 Aug 2007 2:00 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 17-year-old
37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.13 points
- This almost eighteen year old from Ardbeg, replaced in 2006 by the Air Nam Beist, has a level of ppm more than Blasda: but that different personality ...! Much more body, in spite of the gradation, really creamy and chewable; light, of course, but precisely because of this dangerously drinkable ... Perfect balance between peached marinity and a sweetness of caramel and vanilla, really good. Tips of strawberry jam at the finish, and especially after a bit 'cheese tips (grain, to be precise ...) to the nose. Remarkable, an Ardbeg easy but with personality
- Unfortunately, I can not go along with the exuberant eulogies of many of my friends here. He is much too thin in my taste. With more momentum he could have been better. Supplement: If you do your mouth properly, then it is actually much more intense over, what I like better then. But then the dram is empty after two sips ;-)
What a fragrant nose, a beautiful creamy honey sweetness in conjunction with ripe exotic fruits, such as mango, a little sea breeze, salted fish, over it lies the smoke, which has already discarded the impetuosity of Ardbeg Ten, joined by a malty aroma, some vanilla and also ripe, floury apples, if you go into the depth, spicy aromas also appear on the wood
very pleasant mouthfeel, slightly watery, again the ripe apples, vanilla, subtle dry smoke, and then comes with momentum oak, slightly acidic, the taste is mainly carried by the dry oak, slightly salty towards the finish, in total, the 40% are here a bit too less
as if you had a long-peeled piece of apple in your mouth, hardly any smoke left, rather sweet than dry
- Easy to drink, but despite the 40% ABV, it's a powerful Ardbeg with a little smoke but enough complexity!
Waxy apple, citruses, vanilla, sweet peat. Antique leather and salted caramel.
Oily. Sweet peat, honey, vanilla, citruses and pepper.
Long, oily, spicy.
- [Mai, 2015] I had this dram during an "Ardbeg Bicentenary" tasting at Bonn.
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 it 87,5. I took no detailed notes.
- Body : Medium, oily. Very firm. I have only one bottle.
Assertive,briny, seaweed, tar-like. Hint of sulphur. Lovely.
Peppery but also sweet. Cereal grains, oil, gorse. Tightly combined flavours. More mature and rounded,but still robust. Very appetizing.
Oily. Lemon skins. Freshly ground white pepper.
- Very round and nice fruity. But not enough powerful.
First a sweet maltiness with very little fine smoke. There is also some citrus. Keep fruity with a bit of heat.
Very soft and round. A fruity sweetness. The smoke is as restrained as I have seen it in any other Ardbeg (except Blasda). Some apple.
Amazingly, even in the aftertaste not the smoke dominates, but the oak comes to light, green and gentle.
- Good whisky. Very round and elegant. Grinded for my taste. The smoke and the squish of the 10 year old were taken a bit too strong.
Apple, little lemon vanilla leather restrained smoke
Very round Light sweetness, vanilla citrus flavors Maritime, salty, pepper peat fire
Vanilla, light sweetness, smoke, peaty, Medium lasting