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Ardbeg Blasda

Overall rating
80.87/100
votes
648
Whiskybase ID
3821
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2008
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
18000
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L8 225 1745 6ML
Barcode
5010494252286
Added on
24 Sep 2008 2:13 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 266.15

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648 × member ratings

2308 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Blasda

91 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.87 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Again complain about the Laphroaig 10yo 40%.
    The Blasda, an experiment on the bottle where you don't have to be sad that there was no sequel.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Lemon juice and very mild smoke, barely noticeable. Both aroma components swirl around a bit in the glass, sometimes you have more lemon, sometimes more smoke in your nose. However, one cannot necessarily speak of aroma fireworks now. Then there is not much more.
    • Taste
      81 81
      On the tongue with a little more character than in the nose. Dry and greasy smoke, bitter herbs. Lemon zest, dry wood. Despite the more pronounced taste, it appears thin, translucent, non-specific. You search, research, and you may not believe that nothing else comes - but that's the way it is, even on the tongue.
    • Finish
      79 79
      The smoke note then picks up at the end. But that's the only thing you can still get from it in the slightly dry finish.

  2. ConvalRen scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    Worst ardbeg? Or second worst to serendipity.
    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      69 69

  3. ricallende scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Lighter than usual, a good dram for summer
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      A tad more smokey and ashy now, but not a lot. All the fruits are back plus some peaches and lemon zest.
    • Finish
      Short and fruity. Pretty lemony with hints of peat smoke.

  4. mnljng scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Thermidor scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    It's not a bad whisky, but it is a disappointing Ardbeg, and bottled at 40%. Just one more of this distillery's ill-conceived, forgettable "specials".

  6. herby.usa scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Ardbeg Blasda 40% Vol. - Sherry Hogshead, a slightly older limited bottling (2008). A slightly smoky Ardbeg (8ppm). Blasda is the Gaelic expression for sweet and delicious.
    Color: light straw.
    Conclusion: Not very complex, a lot of sweetness, quite simple and uncomplicated.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sweet limes, grass, fresh mint, unripe fruit, no smoke in the aroma. .
    • Taste
      82 82
      Very light ash, mint, not quite ripe mirabelle plum, honey sweetness.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Short, sweet, a little ashy

  7. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 47 points Expert Senior

    Thanks DarrenHJA for the sample
    • Nose
      81 81
      Earthy, and light as expected. Somewhat pleasant with the slight hint of medicinal and maritime notes. Bit of farmy and manure notes as well. Deserve a minimum average rating on the nose alone. Let's get to the palate.
    • Taste
      60 60
      Taste like super diluted barley water. Nothing else.
    • Finish
      Zero finish?

  8. Ulcinj scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  9. Ulcinj scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  10. Ulcinj scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

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