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Ardbeg Ardbog

Overall rating
87.44/100
votes
826
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2013
Casktype
ex-Bourbon Barrels & Manzanilla Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
13000
Strength
52.1 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 750 ml 4500 ml
Bottle code
L130451235
Barcode
5010494913514
Added on
30 Apr 2013 6:14 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 227,25

Tastingtags

99 Notes

ASWhisky
Connoisseur ASWhisky Tasting note
16 Jan 2014 2:20 pm
ASWhisky gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Torf, Rauch, dunkle Früchte, entsteinte Kirschen, Karamell, Meerschlamm, Moder, Kaffee, verbrannter Gummi

Taste

Rauch, Karamellmilch, angebrannt , Kribbeln, Salz, reife süße Kirsche, trockene Pflaume, hinten im Rachen Rauchexplosion

Finish

lang, angenehm stark, am Gaumen trocken, verbranntes Gummi und Karamell

Comments

Der Geschmack hat etwas Düsteres
im Rachen eine kleine Explosion
sehr langer Abgang mit vielen Geschmacksnuancen


unforgettable whisky takes you on a journey, gives you new dreams, awakens your forgotten dreams, moves you out of time.....
Batman
Member Senior Batman Note
25 Apr 2018 8:36 am
Batman gave this whisky 89 points

Okay, here in 2018 I just opened this bottle of Ardbeg Ardbog from 2013.

Back in 2013 I recall being amazed that Ardbeg could maintain quality in the face of high global demand.   Tasting this bottle in 2018, it reminded me of how Uigeadail used to taste five years ago (spectacular).


It is clear that quality has unfortunately suffered at Ardbeg beyond 2013.  Serge at Whiskyfun seems to agree, saying that pre-2013 he suspects they still had older spirit available to add to the mix.  Although, Serge didn't seem to like Ardbog anywhere near as much as I did.


Anyways.  Ardbog reminds me of how I recall Ardbeg Alligator's profile - smoky, meaty, ham, bacon, oysters, maple syrup.  Deliciously salty with a supremely oily texture, just like I used to get with Ardbeg bottles.  Less peat and slightly more fruity and less "brutal" than Uigeadail.  Powerful hot attack quickly rescued by all the full and rich savory-sweet flavors, with an extended finish that keeps going with the same profile.  Overall form and development classic pre-2013 Ardbeg.


Really wish Ardbeg was still capable of releasing expressions like this.  Too bad.


Rated 89 Points

whiskyfacile
Expert Junior whiskyfacile Tasting note
11 Apr 2018 5:16 pm
whiskyfacile gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

N: l’alcol si sente, non poco; giovane, è giovane: si sente già dalla torba esuberante. L’affumicatura è molto intensa e acre, in pieno stile Ardbeg (gasolio, pneumatici, gomma bruciata), e il lato marino/iodato resta di discreta intensità, a differenza di una dimensione medicinale che per ora ci pare assente. Fin qui, tutto bene, e neppure il resto in fondo ci delude: c’è una ‘dolcezza’ secca, da zucchero e frutta cristallizzata (agrumi: arancia e cedro – ma anche, a pacchi, zenzero!); mela gialla? Comunque, è un lato composto e per nulla ruffiano. Col tempo si apre anche un bouquet di spezie tutto sommato inatteso; legno, liquirizia, cannella, chiodi di garofano, anche un po’ di menta… Forse una punta di tamarindo? Una suggestione di torta paesana (quella a base di cioccolato e pinoli).

Taste

P: l’attacco (anche qui un po’ alcolico) è tutto su un tappetone di fumo di torba, intenso, acre, ancora molto ‘nervoso’, a svelare ancora la giovane (sì, ok, ma non giovanissimissima…) età – sembra quasi ‘frizzante’, una sorta di mix tra acqua di mare, zenzero candito e pepe: a tratti eccede, di certo non è un palato aggraziato. Certo è molto secco (D’Ambrosio ci spiegava che la ‘colpa’ è della quota di botti Manzanilla) e di una dolcezza agrumata discreta, presente ma non onni-: ancora agrumi canditi e liquirizia. Meno complesso che al naso, diremmo, e anche un po’ meno godibile.

Finish

F: torba e pepe, pepe e torba, con un po’ di caffè e cioccolato. Lungo e molto persistente. Gomma bruciata.

Chris P. Bacon
Expert Junior Chris P. Bacon Review note
01 Apr 2018 6:38 pm
Chris P. Bacon gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.9
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
90
Presentation
91
EarlMobile
Member Senior EarlMobile Note
28 Feb 2018 11:05 am
EarlMobile gave this whisky 85 points

Schöner Ardbeg, der nach reifen ("dunkelroten") Früchten schmeckt. Dazu kommt der typische Rauch, hier allerdings etwas dezenter. Sehr schön!

mr.p9
Expert Senior mr.p9 Review note
13 Jan 2018 7:59 pm
mr.p9 gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
89
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
88
Price
90
Presentation
90
Cast Olila
Connoisseur Cast Olila Review note
26 Dec 2017 9:45 pm
Cast Olila gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
86.6
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
87
Price
85
Presentation
85
Signature Picture
ffmdino
Expert Senior ffmdino Tasting note
18 Dec 2017 2:02 pm
Color
Deep copper
Nose

kaum Rauch, Getreide (Malz), leicht chemisch, Haarspray, leicht Vanille, weicher Kunstoff wie bei einer Plane, Einweckgummies

mit: Zitrone, Vanille, Malz, Zimt

Taste

rund am Gaumen

gut Rauch, Autoreifen

mit: mehr Rauch, Eiche

Finish

lang

leicht Erde, wieder gut Rauch, schärfe

mit: Röstaromen

Comments

sehr interessante Noten aber der Rauch wird zu dominant

bekennender Glenrothes-Jäger
stefsel111
Connoisseur stefsel111 Review note
26 Oct 2017 9:36 pm
stefsel111 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.3
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
86
My Collection
Helgo
Connoisseur Helgo Review note
04 Oct 2017 12:40 pm
Helgo gave this whisky 89 points

Aus meiner Sicht eine der besseren "Special Releases" -Abfüllungen von Ardbeg. 


Abgesehen davon bin ich auch großer Manzanilla-Fan.


Der Ardbog beginnt spannend mit Aromen wie frisch aufgebrühtem Espresso, etwas Brackwasser, verbranntes Gummi, altes Leder, Tabaknoten und die typische Ardbegnoten.  Zum Ende hin saftige Orangen und überreife Kirschen sowie ein wenig Nelke. Zum Schluss dann noch ein Dieseldampfhammer;-)


Im Mund dann eine Explosion und Rauch und roten Früchten. Die Ardbegsüße springt gleich hinterher. Immer wieder pralle reife Pflaumen, Würze und die oben genannten Kirschen im Wechselspiel. Etwas Kaffee und Karamell sowie Toffee zum Schluss.


Langer leicht trockener und etwas holziger Abgang mit viel Rauch und Asche.


Ich bin wieder begeistert. Meine aktuelle Reihenfolge:

Alligator - Ardbog- Day- Galileo - Dark Cove - Kelpie - Auriverdes - Perpetuum

Weighted Rate
88.5
Nose
89
Initial taste
88
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
84
Presentation
87
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