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Ardbeg 1998 Very Young

Overall rating
85.31/100
votes
273
Whiskybase ID
WB332
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2004
Number of bottles
2880
Strength
58.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L4 258
Barcode
5010494222265
Added on
21 Aug 2007 7:35 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 587.31

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273 × member ratings

1044 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1998 Very Young

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.31 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. gossm01 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It has an oily viscosity and its bouquet is of a relatively strong intensity. I have aromas of dry peat smoke, vanilla, maritime notes, citrus fruit, pear, honey sweetness, creme brulee and pipe tobacco. Not very complex. A good balance between sweetness and dryness in terms of taste. Alcohol is well integrated for his young age and he has a heavy body.

  3. pere scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    I've tasted this head to head with the L6 216 Still Young and as the Peaty Path to Maturity with the L6 090 Still Young, Almost There and Renaissance.

    This has always been the sweetest one and in my opinion second only to the Renaissance in the series.
    • Nose
      Sweet, creamy toffee, vanilla, nougat, banana, smoke, peat, salt.
    • Taste
      Powerful, sweetish, smoke, malt, spicy, a bit of smoked ham.
    • Finish
      Smoked ham, peat, smoke, sweetish.

  4. 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

  5. gossm01 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • 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

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  7. 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.

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  10. stefsel111 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

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