Ardbeg Day

Overall rating
88.36/100
votes
471
Whiskybase ID
WB32580
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
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
Bottled for
Ardbeg Day 2012
Added on
06 may 2012 10:17 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 857.33

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Whisky reviews for Ardbeg Day

45 users have left 49 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.36 points.

  1. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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.

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  3. Islaysmoke scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A great whisky to start the Ardbeg-Days.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Peat, salt, lemon, sweet vanilla
    • Taste
      92 92
      Iodine, peat, sweet fruit, cloves
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long and warm, somewhat dry, very spicy

  4. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    22 21 22 21 86

    The beautiful sweet smoke in the nose was promising, but then everything is somehow dry in taste, the aftertaste is good again, such emotions of imbalance.
    Ok, this release is a very good topic for a drink, especially at the location, a very solid whisky, although I didn’t find anything deep and bright in general, I would like to get this from the 2012 release.

  5. malt maniacs scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. zzqfyl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. thebonewolf scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A really good dram that isn’t quite worth what it costs to acquire today, but it doesn’t upset you to have paid that much.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Smoky, toffee, pear, lime.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Peat, sweet char.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Bready, peppery. Long.

  8. gossm01 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Er hat eine relativ ölige Viskosität und sein Bouquet ist von relativ starker Intensität. Ich habe Aromen von trockenem Torfrauch, Vanille, Honigsüße, Pfeifentabak, Lakritz und creme brulee. Relativ komplex. Angenehm süßlich im Geschmack. Der Alkohol ist sehr gut eingebunden und er hat einen relativ schweren Körper.

  9. Funtik scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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  10. GadflyDrinker scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    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

  11. Gregers scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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.

  12. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  13. 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

  14. jkswift scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  15. 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.

  16. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  17. gossm01 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Peat smoke, citrus, subtle vanilla, pipe tobacco, sweet
    • Taste
      90 90
      Honey sweetness, licorice, earthy, slightly caramel and vanilla
    • Finish
      90 90
      Pleasantly warming and long-lasting

  18. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/feis-ile-2018-ardbeg-day/

    N: Popcorn, lemonade and fruit-sweet-savoury >sweaty peat.
    T: Dirty rounded vegetal - Caol Ila-like.
    F: Vegetal sweet barley, the smoke unobtrusive.
    C: This one receives mixed reviews, but I think it’s a pretty fabulous big bruiser with good form.

  19. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It's really good. Only I find it a pity that he does not continue the freshness of the nose in the mouth. That would have been really interesting.
    • Nose
      Pretty fresh nose. Mint, sage. Then the smoke. Some dark fruits. Freshly cut grass, green apple and menthol cigarette.
    • Taste
      In the mouth not so fresh anymore. Sweet. Brown sugar, toffee. Glazed ginger. Now the smoke starts. Now cappuccino.
    • Finish
      Coffee. Cinnamon. Of course smoke. Drying.

  20. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  21. ricallende scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    long and sweet, amazing warmth, honey
    • Nose
      slight peat, cream, mint, seawater.
    • Taste
      lots ofcinnamon, vanilla,brimfire, barbeque and sherry
    • Finish
      slight peat,

  22. aphex scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasted after the Kelpie Committee.

    Sherry casks ? Overrefilled I suppose. Anyway this one was a simple, straightforward and good Ardbeg.
    Less doctored than the Kelpie by the way.Tasting notes from August 2017.
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, iodine, lemon, coastal notes. With aeration, citrus, mineral notes and ashes in the background.
    • Taste
      Strong peat, spices (pepper, ginger), iodine, ashes. Not much.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, lemony, spicy.

  23. whiskyfacile scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    for full review go to https://whiskyfacile.com/2012/06/18/ardbeg-day-2012-ob-567/
    • Nose
      N: pur con i suoi quasi 57 gradi si lascia annusare: si sente moltissimo la torba, in linea con lo stile di casa; al contempo è molto ‘dolce’, le note di vaniglia sono scoppiettanti. Non c’è molta marinità, restano alcuni nitidi sentori medicinali. Liquirizia, punte di anice. Zucchero di canna. L’affinamento in sherry ha del tutto travolto il lato agrumato/limonoso, che si trova solo se proprio lo si vuol cercare a fondo (quindi forse solo per suggestione…). Qualche goccia d’acqua inizialmente pare aprire il tutto, attenuando la torba, ma in realtà si sente soprattutto profumo di legno e un che di chimico (solvente).
    • Taste
      P: mh, inizialmente è bello secco… Legnosissimo, di nuovo la sensazione è che le note di sherry, dolciastre, si combinino con vaniglia e liquirizia prendendo il sopravvento: il risultato è un tripudio bidimensionale di torba e dolcezza, ma fin troppo marcata e, soprattutto, fin troppo “bidimensionale”. L’acqua aumenta brutalmente la torba, ma il corpo, che già pareva un po’ deboluccio, risulta del tutto slegato. Lievissime note di limone, mentre manca del tutto quell’oleosità che non sappiamo non aspettarci da un Ardbeg. Dopo poco tutto perde intensità, restando su un dolceamaro un po’ astratto.
    • Finish
      F: tutto sul legno e sulla torba. No salato, piuttosto medicinale e ‘falò spento’.

  24. Helgo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    One of the more intense Ardbegs from the annual committee series. However, the sherry influence is marginal and in my opinion discernible only marginally. Otherwise an almost perfect whisky with tension, complex aromas and depth.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  25. Cubey666 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Interresting Ardbeg. has a nice thick kick to it.
    • Nose
      clearly a bunch of peat, layered on a sherry cask, there is no way around it. Also quite alot of roasted beef on the BBQ, when giving some time to breath you will find more smoke than peat. also some black pepper, perhaps which has been put over the beef.
    • Taste
      quite coastal and salty. but cleary an Ardbeg. Chocolate, Mocha and quite some spicy peppers.
    • Finish
      Damn, nice fat finish. Toffee, smoke, quite pure chocolate (80+) keep lingering on quite long

  26. Dottore scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    BLIND TASTING: Could be a Caol Ila, about 10-15 years. 56%. Bourbon keg, a smoky vanilla bomb and really tasty EDIT: The sherril storage is in my opinion barely noticeable, the strong vanilla notes whitewash much, rather bright fruits dominate. For me a really delicious Ardbeg. PLV but inadequate
    • Nose
      Nose: Black Forest ham, beech wood smoke, sweet pastries slightly sour, perhaps quark strudel. Pineapple and a lot of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Hui is quite strong at the beginning. In the nose still discreet, he surprises with his power in the mouth. Very sweet, slightly nutty and creamy-vanilla, with always present light smoke. Really nice. Overripe pineapple.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet and warm. Vanilla without end

  27. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Another beautiful Ardbeg with sherry notes as otherwise rare, knows how to please.
    • Nose
      A very own combination of Ardbeg almost untypical strong iodine with the sherry influences, a little pear, some apple vllt. even dipped in honey, then again light peat, fresh lemon notes, some algae still in the sea, then everything but again wrapped in a fine, sweet sherry coat without somehow berry to be, the first Ardbeg of almost a little "perfumed" on me works, but very pleasant
    • Taste
      Here, too, stands out the iodine first, then you have the red apple with peel, but then really sherry fruits, raisins, dates, both naturally carbonized in peat, then citrus notes of lime, wrapped in algae, ashes, then again more direction sour apple and pear, dry hay and beautiful, round oak flavors
    • Finish
      Sweet finish with the dry ashes, honey, brown sugar, a few raisins, algae powder, campfire, then a little bit of dark chocolate and vegetable notes, medium to long

  28. robain scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    i rather buy two good sherried whiskies than this whisky for this price any day.

    The price is not living up for its contents, sure its a good dram but i rather buy ugeadail or corry if i want priceworthy ardbeg.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  29. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  30. Landryn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  31. molar3rd scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: We’re starting our journey with peat reek. Sweet Oloroso sherry with wet bandages dipped in diesel fuel. Cinnamon and wood spice Mushrooms and teabags. Also sweet with vanilla . With water - the peat reek gets even stronger adding notes of damp wood and dry Cherubs.
    Palate: Wham. Very powerful. Hitting the palate with peat, burnt sugar espresso and ginger. Smoke and ash are there alright. On the second wave burnt crust of crème brûlée and dried fruit. Creamy and savoury. It’s like the Uigedail but a tad darker. The Oloroso stands out adding Creaminess. With water – it gets fruitier with enhanced feeling of dried fruit and sweeter sugars.
    Finish: Dried fruit, ash and double espresso. With the burnt sugar lingering.

    So how is it?

    Terrific dram, lovely, very drinkable. If you liked the uigedail, and peat’s your game, you are on friendly grounds here. It’s more intense, and very rewarding. I like it very much.Good Sherry integration too. If you can get one, buy one. I would love to have a bottle handy. now, how? anyone fancy getting one for me?

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2012/05/31/tasting-ardbeg-day-2012-release/

     

     

  32. dicembre29 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The nose is led off on notes of pungent peat smoke, iodine and braised barbecued meat. There is a dry quality to this one. Closest I can come to nailing it down is the smell of wet rock (ever suck on a pebble?), ashes & tar and oysters on the shell. Lemon Pledge and lively eucalyptus. Fishiness meets farminess. A medicinal Band-aid note I’d more closely associate with Lagavulin. A damn good expression of Ardbeg, to be honest, with a slightly odd ashy profile.

    Flavour wise…BBQ chips (crisps, for my mates on the other side), weighty in salt, smoke and sweet meatiness. That ashiness follows through here as well. Licorice. A lingering fishy peat and brine.

    Recently referred to by a friend as a natural ‘progression of the range’. Absolutely dead on.

    Shame this was a limited release.

    http://www.allthingswhisky.com/?cat=4

     

     

  33. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    88/89.
    • Nose
      Peat, orange, cake, gingerbread, strawberry, toffee, cinnamon and pepper. A bit of rust. With water more fruity.
    • Taste
      Vegetal peat, orange, dark chocolate, gingerbread, strawberry, toffee and pepper.
    • Finish
      Peat, dark chocolate, speculaas, barley, strawberry, cinnamon and marzipan.

  34. Helgo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  35. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Rauch, zitrusfrisch, Zimt, süße dunkle Früchte, im Hintergrund ein bisschen wie ungeschälte Kartoffeln
      mit Wasser finde ich Pflaumenmus
    • Taste
      wow, intensiv, rauchig, zimtig & süß, Fruchtbombe, Rosinen & Pflaumen,
    • Finish
      trockener werden, sehr viel Rauch, erinnert mich hier ein bisschen an den Ten, Pflaumenmus

  36. zby0001 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  37. ricallende scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  38. Mushinico scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  39. 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

  40. Ivynor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    In my opinion an ardbeg very young, classic, but I would say below the Ardeg 10 years old classic. Is there sherry in it?
    • Nose
      Be careful, are we going to have a killing worthy of the name? ... Drum roll between excitement and anxiety!
      The nose is classic: peat, ash, sweet and very woody (a little too much for my taste)
    • Taste
      A bit bitter, smoke, wood, plants, licorice. Nothing sensational. I wonder if I do not prefer the kilchoman autumn ... (you have to like the syrup for coughing).
    • Finish
      Plants, camphor, wood, peat.

  41. Jeep51 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A nice whisky to drink but is too classic. In any case, if it's a sherry, it's a re-re-re-fill!
    • Nose
      First cold ashes. It's pretty fine, chiseled. At aeration, the peat becomes more vegetal: sap, wet wood. A citrus side also with mandarin. Nice nose and quite fine. With even more aeration, it becomes much more monolithic with a big peat.
    • Taste
      Powerful on a peat moss. But unfortunately, we have a little that. Some oil notes and tar. A bit of vanilla sweetness but it is not very complex. Although it is not burning, it warms.
    • Finish
      Too short on peat and licorice.

  42. checkpointuk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2013/feis-ile-2013-tasting-mit-ardbog-bowmore-bruichladdich-lagavulin-und-laphroaig-27719/2/ Color: straw yellow
    Nose: smoke, tar, citrus, ash / coal, tobacco and white pepper, vanilla cocoa.
    Taste: Lemon and vanilla, oily tar, smoke / coal / soot, ginger and tart herbs (nettle tea), some honey and sticky sugar, interplay between tart and very sweet flavors, in the transition to the finish it is sugar-sweet.
    Finish: Long, smoky-sweet, earthy, burnt peat and notes of mild coffee.
    88 points (nose: 88 / taste: 88 / finish: 87)

  43. AlecM scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Nose: slight smoke + wafts of peat.

    Taste: highest quality peat with dark brown sugar.

    Finish: long peaty finish.

    All about the peat but this peat is amazing.

  44. Lafroy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  45. alectron scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      peaty, somewhat (fresh) meaty & green, caramel, vanilla, granite/pebbles, dried mud, a sprinkle of rubber (84)
      Later: vanilla/caramel increases, some candied fruits even (?), a few tobacco & hay notes now as well. (85)
    • Taste
      peat, nice earthyness, behind that some brown sugar, caramel, pepper, menthol, (86)
    • Finish
      peat, turning more smokey, some salt, earthyness sticks around as well, some boiled sweets, somewhat mineral; quite dry when finishing, some nice faint marshmellows, pineapple & (pleasant) burnt rubber in the very end (88)

  46. markjedi1 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wonderfully drinkable Ardbeg, that rivals the Rollercoaster and
    Alligator. Unfortunately completely sold out at the moment. So let us look
    forward to the Ardbeg Galileo, the next release of this popular distillery.
    • Nose
      The nose starts sharply on paraffin, tar and cow stable, but then opens
      up beautifully on burnt toffee and marshmallows over a campfire. A lot of
      earthy notes and flints. Spicy on dried ginger, vanilla and woodspice. Not much
      sherry influence on the nose.
    • Taste
      The attack is very spicy (pepper and cinnamon and again dried ginger),
      waxy and hot. Toffee
      turns butterscotch, tar turns iodine. Charred wood. Slightly drying, now, with a wonderful hint of brown sugar and
      caramelized apple. The peat is anything but subtle, the sherry rears its head
      now. Great pinch of salt.
    • Finish
      The finish is more than decent in length on dried fruits and coffee
      beans, with a bit of mint and dark chocolate on the deathbed.

  47. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N: meaty, bouillion, iodine, earthy, very high (sugar) spirit tones like a wodka
    T: dry, spicy - brown spiced biscuit (speculaas) and briny
    tasted with Dramclub of DH17

  48. mmaclean scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Alectron is right because I tried at a tasting event last Friday. Pretty tasty, of vanilla and smoke. Allocated so get them while you can. I will try and get one at 750ml to upload image for the base. All for know

  49. alectron scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    As a side note, there`s 12,000 bottles of this worldwide (afaik). So I would assume a few of that are 750ml bottles...

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