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Ardbeg 1998 Very Young

Overall rating
85.14/100
votes
253
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2004
Number of bottles
2880
Strength
58.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L4 258
Barcode
5010494222265
Added on
21 Aug 2007 7:35 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 560.83

115 × in wishlist

253 × member ratings

986 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1998 Very Young

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.14 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful Ardbeg who is still young and wild
    I would like to quote Hans-Ludwig User of Whiskybase here:
    Here comes the smoke to full advantage. If you like the typical combination of peat smoke and sweetness of Ardbeg, you will find an unpolished diamond here. '

    mmh, I like them indeed
    • Nose
      Smoke, tobacco, sweet caramel, smoked ham, fine sherry, citrus, pine needles,
    • Taste
      Caramel, citrus, essential pine oil, a lot of chocolate that turns into coffee in the mouth, the smoke develops behind the tongue, then comes ham peat and tobacco
    • Finish
      Short to medium
      Smoke, peat and the great Ardbeg sweetness .. my beloved Salzlakritze

  2. Menko scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Just 6 years old and already a masterpiece. Nice and spicy.
    Hans-Ludwig's review is very accurate.
    If you have tasted it at the time this whisky came out in 2004, and would buy a present 10 years old Ardbeg based upon that experience, you would be rather disappointed.
    Don't get me wrong; I like the 10 years old, but this is in a different league.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. gossm01 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Peat smoke, alcoholic, slightly vanilla, subtle pear, sweet, citrus, pipe tobacco
    • Taste
      88 88
      Earthy, honey sweetness, vanilla, oily
    • Finish
      89 89
      Intensive, long-lasting and warming

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat, salty, oil and honey
    • Taste
      Salty, salmiak, liquorice, peat, little fruit
    • Finish
      Middellang. Smoke and salmi branch.

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2012/05/20/ardbeg-very-young-ob/

  10. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

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