Ardbeg 1991 DL

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
14 years old
Refill Hogshead
DL 2252
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 sep 2008 9:53 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 240.00

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Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 1991 DL

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.68 points.

  1. pere scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoky, peat, iodine, salt, coal tar, a bit of fruity sweetness.
    • Taste
      Powerful, smoke, iodine, peat, sweetness, a bit burned, wood tar.
    • Finish
      Peat, a bit of ash, smoke, a bit bitter, fruity sweetness, wood tar.

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  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I’m thinking this refill bourbon single cask offering shall make for a good appetiser, compliments of Malt Martin who must have given me this sample three or more years ago.

    N: Acutely salty malty sweet-peppery citrusy peat, with thick vanilla pastries, a special blend of un-brewed herbal, dried orchard fruit & smoky tea leaves,… this all making for a recognisably Ardbeggian affair.

    T: Definitively Ardbeg with oily briny coal > tar into soft-bourbon-y salty maritime-vegetal burnt char that provides an intense abv-driven middle, though adding too much water over-simplifies things, amplifying the chocolate and dampening the herbal briny salty qualities.

    F: Eventually settles with all the lovely balanced sides of peated-malted barley in refill oak and an ashy salty bitter-sour citrusy charred ending.

    C: Douglas Laing must be commended time and time again on their ‘Old Malt Cask’ 50% bottling strength policy. It has served us so well for so long, and indeed those whiskies they’ve bottled that will stay intact for far longer than many of those from G&M as well as official classics from Glen Grant or Strathisla for example, many of which are slowly dying in their bottles.

  4. St. Pauli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Vanilla, smoked bacon, ham, iodine, wood, lemon
    • Taste
      Full-bodied and briny. Iodine, bacon, vanilla
    • Finish
      Long and briny. Smoked bacon and almonds.

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not the typical Ardbeg character, but I like it.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, sweet peat, herbals, salty caramel, metals, camphor and plum
    • Taste
      Metallic. Freshly grated lemon peel, salt, vanilla, spicy oak, ash
    • Finish
      Long, creamy, sweet, ashy

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Its ok, but nothing more.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 142 € at Whiskyauction in Aug. 2015

  10. Furtia scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      79 79


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