- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Limited Edition
- Sherry Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 50 ml 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L8 225 1745 6ML
- Added on
- 24 Sep 2008 2:17 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Blasda
77 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.83 points
- Perhaps the most untypical Ardbeg of all time.
[Color] almost clear;
fine smoky notes, typical Ardbeg sweetness, delicate vanilla;
pleasantly soft onset, beautiful vanilla, low smoke, sweet and creamy; light;
medium in length with vanilla; in the end sweetness and the finest smoke;
- he is not that bad now, very soft and young. Plays in the categories of the other young, medium to slightly peated Highlander. I have no idea what it cost at the time, but for 30 euros this would be a delicious, fresh whisky.
sweet, quite young, very fruity, canned fruit mix, some smoke, a little crap. Mouth: Very soft, and easy going. A little vanilla, some fruit, that's all.
Here comes the smoke for the first time, with a little vanilla. Generally, the remains rather sweet and fresh.
- Rarely seen a whisky so pale! Fine, slightly peaty nose marked by grapefruit and then malt. Evoke a Bruichladdich. White fishing late. Full mouth, despite the 40 ° only. Final slightly salty but rather neutral by cons. Long, it comes back on an impression of smoothness but also tobacco and bitterness. Enthusiasm 3/5
- Most people call it the unpeated Ardbeg but he is peated. 8ppm
Smooth to drink
- Lighter than usual, a good dram for summer
Light, very light indeed. Surprisingly some peat smoke and ash, very little but more than expected. Rather fruity with green apples, fresh lemons and some kiwis. Small hints of salty caramel and vanilla.
A tad more smokey and ashy now, but not a lot. All the fruits are back plus some peaches and lemon zest.
Short and fruity. Pretty lemony with hints of peat smoke.
- Tasting Whiskynotes.be :
This Ardbeg Blasda caused a bit of a shockwave among afficionados. For the first time, the distillery would release a virtually unpeated whisky (8 parts per million instead of 24 ppm). The fans feared that it would be a light “Fanta” version (also because it is bottled at just 40% strength).
Ardbeg BlasdaArdbeg Blasda (40%, OB 2008)
Nose: light and very clean. Quite fruity with juicy apple, fresh lemon and some kiwi. Still noticeably peaty, more than you would expect, with notes of ashes. Slightly coastal as well. Mint. Mouth: again light and clean. Sweet peat, peaches on syrup, lemon. A bit too shy in my opinion. It’s probably too young to have a lot of character. Finish: spicy, peaty, lemony. The nose, the palate and the finish are really playing in the same field here. You could call that harmonious, or you could call that a bit boring.
Let’s try to evaluate this without Ardbegs tradition in mind, as a new brand so to speak. It’s decent whisky, but not exciting. Light and easy, a good choice for a hot summer day. All in all, I guess there are better examples of lightly peated drams, but I’d love to taste this after a few extra years in the cask. Around € 55.
An extra point for the elegant packaging!
- for full review go to https://whiskyfacile.com/2012/02/17/ardbeg-blasda-2010-ob-40/
N: è più affumicato di quanto non ci aspettassimo; è profumato, ma poco intenso. Ha note astrattamente fruttate e, soprattutto, di quella vaniglia tipica dei malti invecchiati in botti di quercia americana. Blande note agrumate (limone) accanto alla torba. Nel complesso, però, non ha molto grip. Più che un Ardbeg, per ora sembra un giovane Caol Ila venuto fuori un po’ troppo gentile (ha senso per qualcuno oltre a noi? Boh…). Piacevole, in realtà, anche se di sicuro non complesso.
P: Come al naso, uguale uguale. Poco corpo, pochissimo: è ridotto a 40%, e questo ci pare che tenda a attenuare un po’ tutti i sapori, che restano divisi tra torba (lieve) / affumicato (lieve) e vaniglia (lieve) / limone (lieve) / marino (lieve). Più che gentile, onestamente, sembra annacquato: vi capita mai che mentre aggiungete acqua al vostro bel Caol Ila vi scappi qualche goccia di troppo che finisce per rovinare tutto? Ecco, appunto.
F: molto rapido e soft, tutto su un leggero affumicatino.