Ardbeg Ardbog

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
ex-Bourbon Barrels & Manzanilla Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
52.1 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml 4500 ml
Bottle code
L130451235 L13 044 17:46 6ML
Bottled for
Feis Ile 2013
Added on
30 Apr 2013 6:12 pm

Average value

€ 295.77

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Ardbog

152 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.52 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The taste has something dark
    in the throat a small explosion
    very long finish with many flavors
    • Nose
      Peat, smoke, dark fruits, pitted cherries, caramel, sea mud, mildew, coffee, burned gum
    • Taste
      Smoke, caramel milk, burned, tingling, salt, ripe sweet cherry, dry plum, smoke in the back of the throat
    • Finish
      long, pleasantly strong, dry on the palate, burnt rubber and caramel

  2. robbert88 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Wow. What a wonderful full and rich ardbeg
    • Nose
      Peat. But much sweeter than I am used to from ardbeg. Black pepper, the scents that are released during a BBQ, light sea influences, earthy, some wood, salted bacon,
    • Taste
      Salted nuts, smoke, cloves, sweet sherry, (fish?) Oil, caramel, red fruit, smoked meat, citrus, beef jerky
    • Finish
      Long. Very long. Pepper, cloves, a lot of smoke, dry, old leather, vanilla.

  3. Usl1978 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    One of the best Ardbeg in my glass, if not the best!
    Thanks to the noble donor for the delicious sample!
    • Nose
      You can smell the peat, smoke and some sweet fruit from afar! Very good!!
    • Taste
      Surprisingly light and with many different nuances.
    • Finish
      Long and intense. Delicious ;)

  4. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I really liked this release. Harsh and at the same time delicate whisky.
    • Nose
      Spicy, perfumery. The first nose is smoked fish, damp forest, many marine shades (mooring rope, salt, iodine). Deeper - wine nuances, prunes, candied jam and caramel. Very deep - a belly and notes of old skin.
    • Taste
      Tart. Sticky prunes, dried apricots, honey syrup mixed with sea salty notes, with iodine and smoked nuances, with spicy spices and tannins.
    • Finish
      Long enough, very fumigated. Initially, meat burned at the stake, black bread soaked in sunflower oil and a lot of hot spices. Then - honey, chocolate chips, a hint of citrus and vanilla. At the end, some oak and again spicy spices.

  5. Edward MacKenzie scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    I was able to take my bottle with me on location on Ardbog Day 2013.
    It is therefore something very special for me ...
    The taste immediately reminds me of the distillery, the sea, the salty spray that blows from the sea. Also kelp, medical smoke, very much even. But also caramel, wood (not unpleasant) and bright fruits, also a little flowery it seems to me in the finish. A very round, well drinkable Ardbeg!


  6. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N: I'd have believed it if I’d been told this was sherried Springbank, such is the softness of the peated smokiness and its likeness to a Springbank 15yo I’m currently enjoying.
    T: Displays proudly its manzanilla sherry oak plumage, the cask doing most of the work without overly exerting.
    F: The smoke comes at the end.
    C: I loved this the first time I tried it in 2014, very possibly from the same bottle. Five years on I can better see it for what it is - possibly one of best manzanilla cask whisky I've tried and a really successful job. Same score as last time.

  7. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    an Ardbeg !!
    an almost old now, less trafficked than the last singular productions:
    intense nose on peat, smoke and wet side of wet but dried grass!
    moist wood, spices raised, lemon that arrives with a little cooked apples, the singular taste of the "hospital corridor".
    the mouth gives a little more on citrus fruit, but not much in fact, on vanilla still in return and on the wet peat and feast, there is salt, seaweed discovered in a small harbor with spray!
    final on the same scents! long enough because of the thickness of the peat injected into the bottle!

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Amazingly sweet, spicy, exotic fruits, combined with vanilla, wood, slightly vinous sherry and of course peat, which holds back amazingly. In the finish he is there for a long time. Great whisky.

  9. toklian scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F22 B21

    I got no power here!

  10. Helgo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    In my opinion one of the better "Special Releases" completions by Ardbeg.
    Apart from that, I'm also a big Manzanilla fan.
    The Ardbog begins excitingly with aromas such as freshly brewed espresso, some brackish water, burnt rubber, old leather, tobacco notes and the typical Ardbegnoten. Towards the end juicy oranges and overripe cherries and a little clove. Finally, a diesel steam hammer ;-)
    In the mouth then an explosion and smoke and red fruits. The Ardbegsüße jumps right after. Again and again plump ripe plums, seasoning and the above cherries in the interplay. Some coffee and caramel as well as toffee at the end.
    Long slightly dry and slightly woody finish with lots of smoke and ash.
    I'm excited again. My current order: Alligator - Ardbog- Day- Galileo - Dark Cove - Kelpie - Auriverdes - Perpetuum
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90


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