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Overall rating
88.37/100
votes
442
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
15.02.2012
Casktype
finished in refill sherry casks
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
56.7 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 750 ml 4500 ml
Label
Committee Release
Bottle code
L12 046
Barcode
5010494911824
Added on
06 May 2012 10:17 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 502.21

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Day

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.37 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    after the fruity and subtle Littlemill
    Day 2012 seems like a great smoke bomb
    he tastes very good to me today
    since I almost have the bottle empty now
    I can say that he tastes a little different almost every time
    which I rarely observe with me otherwise
    he did not like me the first time as much as he does now

    I touched the sky
    • Nose
      Smoke, peat, nutmeg & clove, leather & fish
      Citrus flavors, Grandma's old cupboard
    • Taste
      Candied fruit, toffee, peat smoke, ashes, seasoning,
    • Finish
      long
      Nutmeg, peat, dark cocoa, fiery smoke,
      Malt sweetness, salt, nice game
      salt licorice

  2. funtik1975 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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  3. GadflyDrinker scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Wow. This is an amazing bottle of Ardbeg, I would really love another bottle of it. Its bright, young, and very intense all at the same time. This with a tobacco pipe would be the bee's knees.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Gregers scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Fantastic Ardbeg. Just wonderful.

    Review here: https://youtu.be/Di8oRyt8N3g
    • Nose
      91 91
      Tons of peat, seaweed, brine, new leather, charcoal, lemon zest, shoepolish, vanilla, juicy fruits, cloves. One to nose for lengths of time.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Alcohol, peat and sweetness in great balance. Some medicinal flavours, spices, juicy fruit, cane suger sweetness, cloves, nutmeg, and later some more exotic spices like cinnamon and eight spice.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, warm, medium dry, not much sweetness left (although after reviewing I realized it's more present 20-30 minutes after tasting, yummy), but still great balance. Medicinal and spicy notes lingering.

  5. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Kensay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Bright, explosive, young, quite harmonious and interesting at all stages.
    • Nose
      Sweet smoke, wormwood, smoked fish and a little polish, dried fruits in sea salt. Later there is a wave of a mixture of red pepper with spices and vanilla, a bright and spicy confectionery mixture.
    • Taste
      Dry, spicy, pepper, burnt young wood, a drop of lemon juice
    • Finish
      Red pepper, smoothly calms and damps with vanilla, grapefruit and young wood

  7. jkswift scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  8. The_Independent scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This whisky is very unusual, but I do not need more than one sample.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Set and sweet, herbal notes, fresh bread with sausage, smoked ham, cold smoke, vanilla, toffee. Over time, it becomes a little more acidic and "brighter".
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very sweet with a strong onset, the alcohol is noticeable. Phenolic smoke, then biting, bitter and astringent. You have to like that.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Bittersweet and quite long. Still somehow unspectacular.

  9. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Complex and very interesting whisky. I really liked the smoked-wine character of this scotch, somewhat reminiscent of Uigeadail, but not so bright.
    • Nose
      Thick, oily. Smoked cod, old leather shoes, rails (railway), engine oil. Through all this, berry notes make their way, I clearly feel the cherries and raisins. There is still bread, candied honey, fortified wine.
    • Taste
      Coal, raspberry jam, chocolates, a little wood, wine.
    • Finish
      Bright, multifaceted, long enough. Extinct fire, molten plastic, pigskin, beeswax, viscous caramel, red grapes, orange jam, nuts. Then, sea salt and smoke remain in the mouth for a long time.

  10. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A pretty straightforward ardbeg, I reckon uigaedail is much better value

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